The breathtaking beauty of 1700 km of coast and more than 1180 islands surely represents the major attraction of Croatia..
The entire coast is a continuous alternation of bays and coves, and the numerous beaches (mostly pebbled or covered with gravel, but rarely with sand), are mainly situated on the edges of cool pine-woods touched by clean waters. Amidst the most beautiful and famous beaches are Zlatni Rat, on the island of Brac, the rocky creeks of Solta and the beaches edged with pine-trees on the island of Makarska .
But Croatia doesn’t mean only sea. The country boasts a rich cultural heritage which ranges from historical cities in European style like the capital Zagreb museums and art galleries), to towns of rare beauty, like RovignoRovigno directly overlooking the sea, and the medieval villages of Trogir and Hvar, And how to forget Spalit with its gorgeous Palace designated as World Protected Heritage by Unesco. But few of these cities and town can really compete wit the harmony of Dubrovnik a city which combines medieval and Renaissance architecture.
Last, but not least, for all nature lovers, there are plenty of parks and wild mountains where to admire geologic formations typical of Carso (like in the National Park of Paklenica, where it is possible to practice climbing) or visit the National Park of Plitvice with its 16 lakes and the stunning waterfalls (another site protected by Unesco), and the National Park of Krka.