With a spectacular coastline that stretches across the Adriatic, more than 1,000 offshore islands, dozens of medieval towns and villages, Croatia’s appeal is obvious.

A heaven for yachters and sun worshippers alike, Croatia is quickly emerging as an adventure and gastronomy destination to boot. Unspoiled countryside lends itself to cycling and hiking, as well as serious mountaineering, while the expansive coastline is perfect for almost every type of water sport imaginable.

Croatia’s growing tourist industry has always been a large source of the country’s national wealth (currently accounting for 20% of GDP) and recent legislative changes promise to take it to all new levels.