From ancient cobbled streets to the mesmerizing turquoise of the Adriatic to world-class UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Croatia has a charm that appeals to every imaginable type of traveler. Whether its medieval hilltop hamlets appeal overlooking olive groves and nearby fragrant forests, its host of hiking trails, cycling routes, and rafting opportunities, there are undoubtedly plenty of things to do in Croatia.


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The streets of Dubrovnik drip with charm. The city's formidable walls can be traced back to the 7th century; although much of what exists today dates back 500 years. Stately houses line the Placa or Stradun, the city's main street. These markers help you find your bearings heading towards the city's Baroque cathedral to admire the work of world-class Renaissance artists. When satisfied by Dubrovnik's cultural offerings, head for the beach. Pebbly it may be, but the crystalline waters of the Adriatic refresh and invigorate. Walk the pedestrian zone to try out the local cuisine with its host of restaurants and bars.