Gwyneth Paltrow, Sean Connery and Tom Cruise are among the celebrities spotted vacationing on Croatia’s Dalmatian coast in the past few years
According to A-list publications the likes of GQ, National Geographic and the New York Times, they are right on the mark. Not long ago, each heralded Croatia “the new Riviera.” The latest edition of the Lonely Planet guide to the country goes further, calling it the world’s hottest vacation destination. So, what’s the appeal? To begin, consider its landscape.
Southern Croatia has a stunning coastline that spans 1,778 kilometres along the Adriatic and thousands of sun-drenched islands. Ancient towns offer a diversity of attractions including rich examples of Greek, Roman, Venetian and Slavic architecture. Croatia’s superb cuisine and increasingly renowned wines compare favourably to those of other Mediterranean locations. Finally, and perhaps most importantly for the young traveller, it’s relatively affordable.