Beaches, medieval towns and festivals In a surprisingly fast time, Croatia has become a very fashionable and popular holiday destination - but it's still possible to find unspoilt corners in the 2,000 kms of shoreline along the Adriatic coast or on one of the thousand plus islands that make up the country. In addition to beaches, Croatia offers medieval towns, vineyards, lakes and seven UNESCO World Heritage sites. There are also many summer festivals: not only music, but theatre and dance too. It manages to cater to a diverse crowd: cyclists, sailors, party lovers, backpackers and families can all find somewhere to suit them. Here, we list our selection of the best places to stay - many are family-run, and all offer character and charm.