The most famous tourist destinations in Croatia are at the Adriatic Sea, but continental Croatia also has a number of tourist attractions, including towns with a rich history and striking architecture, castles and national parks.
The most important tourism potential in Croatia is the Adriatic Sea. The unique characteristics of the seawater (crystal clear and clean) and coastline (length and indentation – approximately 1,800 km long, relatively sparsely inhabited coastline with 1,244 islands of which only 50 are inhabited) together with a mild climate, have long been recognised and used as the main comparative advantages of Croatian tourism.
The distinctly indented coastline, with an island archipelago second to none in the Mediterranean, and a host of picturesque sites boasting rich cultural and historical heritage offer the ideal preconditions for beach tourism, as well as exclusive nautical tourism.
Continental Croatia also has a number of tourist attractions, including towns with a rich history and striking architecture, castles, national parks, rivers, ski resorts, vineyards and thermal water springs with healing properties.