Bathed by the Adriatic Sea, this is one of the most successful former Yugoslav republics after their federal pact in the early '90s. Emerging virtually unscathed from the ensuing Balkan War, Croatia grew to become a major industrial country in the region, followed closely by its northern sister, Slovenia. Croatia is virtually a virgin country when it comes to tourism, and as such, many visitors and newcomers find it quite attractive and charming. The country offers budget-friendly accommodation to superb, high-class hotel rooms and apartments. Its capital, Zagreb, is one of the largest in the Balkans, and its European charm is merely appealing.
Though one of the largest of the Balkan capitals, Zagreb's population is relatively small; rest assured it's by no means a dormant city: nearly every street is flanked by grand Hapsburg-era buildings, stylish cafes, fine restaurants, excellent museums, and an endless array of exciting attractions featuring one-of-a-kind nightlife. There are also many Baroque and Art Nouveau edifices that lend the city a unique charm. Zagreb's main attractions, arguably, are the Ban Jelacic Square (the view at night is extraordinarily breathtaking), the sumptuous Hotel Esplanade (if you're a fan of Agatha Christie, this is your place…), quaint Tkalciceva Street lined with old traditional shops and cafes. Of course, Marshal Tito Square is surrounded by pretty gardens, splendid buildings, and lots of unique European style.
One of the most sought-after tourist destinations of the Mediterranean, Dubrovnik is more of a monument to Balkan heritage…and fun! Having become a UNESCO World Heritage city, Dubrovnik is home to many museums, resorts, cafes, shops, and an unparalleled lifestyle that has lent the town a rather hip profile over many Mediterranean counterparts, the French Riviera. Its yacht-filled harbors, its famed seaside castle walls, Venetian-style Renaissance palaces, dozens of elaborate public gardens, alluring Rio-style beaches, sea resorts (the Adriatic is replete with island-resorts!), and nearby mountains make the city the glittering jewel of The Adriatic. And as if it were not enough, Dubrovnik also hosts the famous Dubrovnik Summer Festival, packed with hundreds of venues such as classical music, opera, theatres, modern music, open-air markets, and all that could further incite the envy of Cote D'Azur!
Indeed, Split is a city full of an authentic experience of ancient Roman culture. With many excellent beaches and sights to be discovered. It is the second biggest Croatian city. During a walk to the town, you will perceive various structures like Split Peristyle, Piazza, Museum of Split, Golden Gate, besides its Mediterranean atmosphere.
Zadar is a city monument, girdled by historic walls, a treasury of the archaeological and majestic wealth of ancient and medieval times, full of contemporary architectural achievements such as the first Sea Organ in the world. It includes unique accommodation options and numerous marinas to experience. Whichever way you want to reach Zadar, the landscape's natural beauty will not leave you unpleasant.