Leave Italy for the hordes of tourists; Croatia is the relaxed Mediterranean getaway
of your dreams. With hundreds of miles of pristine coastline dotted with islands, the country is tailor-made for a beach vacation
of lazy days in the sun. The capital city, Zagreb, is a pedestrian fever dream, with immensely walkable streets, an ancient walled city, large open-air markets, open-air cafés, even a Museum of Broken Relationships. National parks like Mljet and Krka offer acres of greenery if you’re just so tired
of looking at the sapphire blue waters of the Adriatic, while the stunning medieval city of Dubrovnik
—which gained fame as King’s Landing in Game of Thrones
—is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and offers both history and television buffs plenty of Instagram fodder. But to reiterate: If you’re not lounging on a beach in Croatia, you’re doing something wrong.