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
The city of Rovinj. Photo by Andrey
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
Walking on the walls of Dubrovnik. Photo by dyonis
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.
The main street of Stradun, Dubrovnik at night. Photo by Dayou_X
Jumping off Lokrum Island. Photo by Stu
Beautiful Plitvice Lakes National Park. Photo by zolakoma
First snow at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Photo by Liga Eglite
Main image, Dubrovnik Old Town, by Michael Caven Kara Segedin