Looking for a European destination that's a little more unexpected? Obsessed with food and wine? Love history? If you answered yes to any of these, you'll want to move Croatia to the top of your must-see list immediately. Unlike other European destinations England, Italy and France, you won't feel the pressure of missing out on major museums and monuments if you'd rather spend your time taking in the sun and jaw-dropping views along the Adriatic coast. Here are all the best things to do and see in Croatia–from a wine country tour to the country's best beaches.
1. Walk Dubrovnik's Old Town Walls
Those who watch Game Of Thrones will recognize this ancient walled city as the real-life version of Kings Landing. But even if you're not a fan of the HBO show you'll appreciate the beauty of the terracotta rooftops and sparkling blue waters of the Adriatic Sea from up above.
2. Drink Croatian Wine
4. Rent a Villa
There are plenty of gorgeous hotels in Croatia, but if you're looking for a little more space and privacy, consider renting a villa through Airbnb—like a stunning five-bedroom home that sleeps 10. There are hundreds to choose from along the coast for all kinds of vacations, destination weddings and even bachelorette parties (just be sure to select the "suitable for events" filter when you book).
5. Watch the Sunset
8. Rent a Scooter
It's tempting to spend your entire vacation on the coast of Croatia, but the growing craft beer scene, colorful farmers markets, and elaborate Baroque architecture you'll find in Zagreb make it worth setting aside a few days to explore Croatia's capital city.
15. Sunbathe on Zlatni Rat Beach
While most of Croatia's coastline can be quite rocky, the soft sand on Zlatni Rat Beach on the island of Bra? juts out into the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic making it one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.