Croatia, in Eastern Europe, has fast become a popular holiday and backpacking destination. Encompassing more than a thousand islands, it’s also crossed by the Dinaric Alps. Renowned for its stunning coastline and architecture, Croatia also holds action sports events such as the FISE World Croatia, a BMX freestyle event.
Zagreb, the capital, is known for its medieval Gornji Grad and diverse museums. Dubrovnik, on the coast, has massive 16th-century walls encircling an Old Town with Gothic and Renaissance buildings.