1 Eating in Volosko
This cute former fishing village boasts some of the finest seafood restaurants in the country.
An Italianate, green-shuttered coastal town scattered with Habsburg-era villas.
One of the more unspoiled Kvarner Gulf islands, its ancient villages hovering above a craggy, uncrowded coast.
4 Veli Lošinj
An attractive little port with a warren of pastel-coloured houses strung tightly around a boat-filled harbour.
5 Northern Velebit National Park
Highland hiking paradise offering spectacular views of the coast, rustic villages and close encounters of the brown-bear kind.
6 Paklenica National Park
Staggeringly beautiful mountain landscape comprising an enticing mixture of karst wilderness, deciduous forests and fir-clad slopes.
7 Rab Town
Peninsula-hugging medieval town famous for its skyscraping church belfries.
8 Lopar Peninsula, Rabown
Truly sandy beaches in Croatia are few and far between, but this scrub-covered peninsula is studded with them.