Croatia is located east of Italy, across the Adriatic Sea. It is bordered by Slovenia, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Montenegro. In addition to mainland Croatia, the country has 1,246 islands along the coast. There are five regions of Croatia: Istria, Kvarner, Dalmatia, Slavonia, and Central Croatia.
Though many tourists flock to Dubrovnik for its tie-in to Game of Thrones, there is more to Croatia than film sets. The country is known for its UNESCO World Heritage Sites, rocky beaches, and national parks. Outdoor adventures are made possible year-round due to Croatia's moderate temperatures. Popular activities include sailing, rock climbing, biking, hiking, canyoning, and kayaking.
While dining in Croatia, be sure to try Dalmatian pršut (cured ham), burek, and ćevapčići. Local beer and brandy pair well with these regional specialties. Award-winning wines and olive oils can be found in shops and make a great souvenir.
Accommodations are easy to find in Croatia. This popular tourist destination has plenty of hotels, holiday rentals, hostels, campgrounds, and even lighthouses to stay in.