Until 1991, Croatia was a part of Yugoslavia, and while it was never as isolated as other Eastern Bloc nations, it generally remained off the beaten path for tourists. Today, however, traveling to Croatia isn't just for adventurous backpackers – in fact, the country has become one of Europe's hottest new destinations. This should come as no surprise: Travel to Croatia offers the chance to explore the Adriatic coast and the urban cities of Zagreb and Dubrovnik, as well as a rich interior that, even today, is still overlooked by many travelers.
Things Not to Miss in Croatia
From seaside resorts to pristine parks and sleepy, atmospheric villages, there are countless places to visit in Croatia. Plan your visit with our Croatia travel guide, starting with these can't-miss sights and cities:
• The Dalmatian Coast
• Diocletian's Palace
• The Mediterranean city of Dubrovnik
• The stunning waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park
• The architectural marvels in Zagreb
When to Go to Croatia
The Adriatic Coast has a brief, expensive peak season in July and August, when the climate is at its most agreeable. At any other time of year, you may find steep travel discounts, but you'll also miss out on the buzzy excitement of peak season. Away from the coast, however, hotel rates are fairly consistent year-round. Winter occasionally brings snow, although it rarely snows on the coast.