Croatia, which is located in the Balkans, has re-established itself as one of Europe's top tourist destinations following its War of Independence in the late 1990s. Croatia, like much of Europe, has its share of medieval cities and historic ruins, but what sets it apart is its abundance of breathtaking natural wonders, such as the Plitvice Lakes, the spectacular Adriatic coastlines, and beautiful islands.
Dubrovnik is the tourism darling of Croatia, home to a picturesque medieval-era old town that juts out into the water. Split, located farther north along the coast, is notable for being the location where Roman Emperor Diocletian constructed himself a charming little palace about 1,700 years ago.
The capital Zagreb, with its neoclassical architecture and trekking options in the picturesque Krka National Park, is located further inland. With our list of the best places to visit in Croatia, you can plan your trip to this beautiful European travel destination.