Obscured by decades of communist rule and subsequent conflict, Croatia has emerged to reveal itself as a country of unique natural beauty, intriguing history, enduring culture and architecture, and irresistible cuisine.
A country the size of Nova Scotia, it boasts 11 World Heritage Sites, 8 National Parks, and over one thousand islands dotting its coastline. From Zagreb, to Split to Dubrovnik, Croatia's cities retain visages of Roman, Grecian, Venetian, and Austro-Hungarian influences, while it's heavily Karst topography has produced lush pockets of dazzling lakes, cascading waterfalls and majestic canyons.
Probably the most alluring of all Croatia is its Dalmatian Coast. Crystal clear waters, white peppled beaches and well preserved medieval villages grace some 3,600 miles of Adriatic coastline. Decidedly Mediterranean if feel, palm tree, vineyards, and olive groves accent these island and seaside landscapes. After a day of exploring Dalmatia's the trails, waterways, and byways, there is nothing quite so delightful as lingering over dinner al fresco in the warmth of Adriatic breezes infused with a hint of aromatic herbs.