Dubrovnik is the jewel of the Croatian crown, with its absolutely stunning Old Town where you could spend days walking, exploring, and sightseeing. Dubrovnik has a lot of visitors in the summer due to the large number of cruise ships that dock here during that time. There is a wide range of accommodation here from 5 star hotels, private rooms, to hostels. A number of hotels own private beaches and swimming areas but there are also public beaches like Banje where you can sightsee and sun bathe at the same time.
Some tour companies organize day trips to islands close by, such as Lokrum Island, Mljet and Elafiti Islands. For those who are more adventurous, you can take a trip to the border countries like Hercegovina, Bosnia, and Montenegro.
Plitvice Lake National Park has 16 interconnected waterfalls besides the beautiful fauna and flora. You can reside within the park if you wish or spend a few days outside the park exploring the nature trails. The park organises a boat tour or you can take a ride on the shuttle bus within the park. The park experiences its peak of visitors in the summer but it usually stays open throughout the year, so it can also make a good winter destination.
Istria is known for its resorts and it is still a surprise how the region remained unaffected by the war. It has a very good transport connection which includes flight to Italy or Pula with many Europeans choosing to travelling by road; you can also take a bus ride to Italy and a catamaran service that works in the summer connecting Venice to a number of Istrian ports.
Porec is among the best resorts here and Rovini is also among the favourites with its amazing harbour. Pula also has a remarkably Roman amphitheatre and even though Istria can be described as relatively undiscovered, its greatest secrets lie inland, in villages, and hilltop towns.
Some of them include Motovun which is gaining popularity due to its film festival which is held annually, Hum is unofficially known as the smallest town in the world with a population of only 22 people, and Buzet is famous for its autumn truffle festival.