Of all the countries in Eastern Europe, Croatia is the one that cries out family holiday. Not only is its beautiful coast bathed in crystal-clear waters and warm sunshine, but it is also endowed with enough islands and cultural nuggets to turn a seaside holiday into an Adriatic adventure. Base yourself in Dubrovnik, for example, and the kids could be scaling the ramparts of the old city one day and paddling a sea kayak to a deserted cove the next. Rocked by war in the early 1990s, Croatia’s tourism industry is back in top gear, whether you want to island hop along the Dalmatian coast or head inland to explore the freshwater wonder of the Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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