Welcome Croatia! 22 photos to celebrate joining the EU

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As of July 1, 2013, Croatia has become the 28th country to join the European Union – the first new member since Bulgaria and Romania joined in 2007.

In celebration of this important occasion, here are a selection of some of our favourite images of the beautiful Hrvatska.

With the world’s spotlight firmly on Croatia, why not plan your own journey and see what everyone’s raving about!

Plitvice Lakes National Park. Photo by 29cm
Plitvice Lakes National Park. Photo by 29cm
Plitvice Lakes National Park in winter. Photo by Ferran Cerdans Serra
Plitvice Lakes National Park in winter. Photo by Ferran Cerdans Serra
Old Town Dubrovnik from above. Photo by Mike McHolm
Old Town Dubrovnik from above. Photo by Mike McHolm
Boat off the island of Badija. Photo by Sue Tupling
Boat off the island of Badija. Photo by Sue Tupling
The Island of Hvar. Photo by Rui Ornelas
The Island of Hvar. Photo by Rui Ornelas
The city of Rovinj. Photo by Andrey
The city of Rovinj. Photo by Andrey
Boat in a bay at Primošten. Photo by César González Palomo
Boat in a bay at Primošten. Photo by César González Palomo
Old Town Dubrovnik. Photo by Michael Caven
Old Town Dubrovnik. Photo by Michael Caven
Veliko and Malo Jezero (Big and Little Lake) on the island of Mljet. Photo by oreenuar
Veliko and Malo Jezero (Big and Little Lake) on the island of Mljet. Photo by oreenuar
Framed view from the Dubrovnik City Walls. Photo by Island off the coast of Dubrovnik. Photo by Tambako The Jaguar
Framed view from the Dubrovnik City Walls. Photo by Island off the coast of Dubrovnik. Photo by Tambako The Jaguar
Island off the coast of Dubrovnik. Photo by Tambako The Jaguar
Island off the coast of Dubrovnik. Photo by Tambako The Jaguar
Walking on the walls of Dubrovnik. Photo by dyonis
Walking on the walls of Dubrovnik. Photo by dyonis
View of Hvar from Lompić Fort. Photo by Col Ford and Natasha de Vere
View of Hvar from Lompić Fort. Photo by Col Ford and Natasha de Vere
Cathedral of St. Lawrence (Katedrala Sv. Lovre), Trogir. Photo by ahenobarbus
Cathedral of St. Lawrence (Katedrala Sv. Lovre), Trogir. Photo by ahenobarbus
View from the bell tower at the Cathedral of St. Lawrence (Katedrala Sv. Lovre), Trogir. Photo by m.a.r.c.
View from the bell tower at the Cathedral of St. Lawrence (Katedrala Sv. Lovre), Trogir. Photo by m.a.r.c.
The main street of Stradun, Dubrovnik at night. Photo by Dayou_X
The main street of Stradun, Dubrovnik at night. Photo by Dayou_X
Anchoring off Mljet. Photo by Grant Bishop
Anchoring off Mljet. Photo by Grant Bishop
Ready for a swim at Drvenik. Photo by Andras Csore
Ready for a swim at Drvenik. Photo by Andras Csore
Jumping off Lokrum Island. Photo by Stu
Jumping off Lokrum Island. Photo by Stu
Beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park. Photo by zolakoma
Beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park. Photo by zolakoma
First snow at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Photo by Liga Eglite
First snow at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Photo by Liga Eglite

Main image, Dubrovnik Old Town, by Michael Caven

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