A blend of crystal clear azure waters in the shade of medieval walled towns, more than a thousand islands blanketed in luxuriant vegetation, awe-inspiring stone built fishing villages, ancient architecture and a flourishing cultural scene.

What to do:
Visit the Diocletian’s Palace of Split one of the most imposing ruins in existence

Walk around the famous city walls of Dubrovnik.

Discover the bewitching Plitvice lakes national park with its foaming waterfalls and deep turquoise lakes.

In Zagreb don’t miss out on ST Marc’s church a 19-century church housing masterpieces of Ivan Mestrovic, Croatia’s most famous sculptor.

Visit in Zagreb Ilica, the main street running west from Jelačić . It is known for being the traditional hub of the shopping scene. Look out for Croatian designers’ boutiques like I-GLE, Prostor, Roba, A’Marie and Maria.

When it comes to malls take a look at Centar Kaptol and the Cvjetni Centar, located along the city center’s lively pavement-café strip.

Dubrovnik’s shopping escapade must begin at Maria Boutique, an exciting fashion-forward concept store that draws repeat customers all the way from the capital to experience its offering.

Head to Lega-Lega one of Croatia’s most visible brands where you will find everything from T-shirts to stationery to drinks coasters.

For souvenirs bring back olive oil, honey and wine.