With its Mediterranean climate and long Adriatic coastline speckled with islands, Croatia is a European jewel and one of the continent’s hottest destinations. Its many draws extend from the crystal-clear waters of the Dalmatian Coast and the medieval walled city of Dubrovnik to the rugged Dinaric Alps. Skipping from island to island on the Dalmatian Coast, visitors can explore the exquisite waterfalls at Krka National Park, soak in all of the unspoiled beauty of Brac, and visit old monasteries, Roman ruins and many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Board a private boat to visit the the islands of Vis and Bisevo, famous for their inlets and sea caves, inclusing the mystical Blue Cave. Istria’s green rolling hills are rich with olive groves, vineyards, and lavender gardens and it’s here, on this heart-shaped peninsula, that you’ll find the beautiful medieval village of Bale, the cobblestone alleys of Rovinj and pretty hilltop Motovun—famous for its truffles.