When Americans contemplate a European vacation, Croatia usually takes a back seat to the big targets further west. But rethink that hierarchy. While steadily increasing numbers of cruise liners, international partiers, and celebrity jet-setters are discovering a destination long known to Italian tourists, the gorgeous 300-mile strip of Mediterranean real estate that makes up Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast is still largely overlooked by American tourists.
While Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast is certainly not the quasi-secret destination it once was, it’s still the most underrated paradise in Europe. This is why.