For many, Croatia is an undiscovered gem, facing Italy across the Adriatic. The rugged coastline is dotted with beautiful islands, just made for exploring, and the rich cultural heritage offers many places of historical interest, including UNESCO protected sites. Visitors rave about the fabulous fresh cuisine, which encompasses Viennese gastronomy right through to informal Italian and Greek influences.
Croatia is a paradise for sailing enthusiasts, and families will find that their children get a very warm welcome. Sandy beaches are rare, but this is more than made up for by a wild natural landscape that is perfect for families to explore, in one of the best ecologically preserved parts of Europe.
The cities of Dubrovnik and Split are charming and characterful, but it is the staggeringly beautiful landscapes that are the star of the show.