Think of Croatia and golden islands fringed with pale sandy beaches, blue sea and non-stop partying probably come to mind.
But venture into the country’s natural landscapes and you will be well rewarded.
The plan was to tour some of the eight beautiful national parks on offer, hiking along woodland paths and sailing across glittering lakes.
It all sounded a bit active for a relaxing break, but I was assured we would also be stopping at two of the country’s most beautiful coastal destinations: Zadar and Sibenik.
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