Straddling two eras, Croatia has one foot in the past yet its sights are very firmly set towards the future. Flanked by coastal towns that look like something from the middle ages (they probably are), and bordered by the stunning Adriatic Sea, Croatia is well-aware of its picture postcard perfection. Yet scratch the surface and you’ll find a very modern mindset; one where traditional values are still upheld, local culture is highly respected and ecology is highly protected. Despite growing tourism, Croatia has retained its regal dignity, and even hotspots such as Dubrovnik and Hvar have kept the authenticity of daily Croatian life. Small towns shine like jewels along the Dalmatian Coast and offer lucky visitors an even deeper look at what this pretty coastal country can offer. With exploration, education and inspiration all in its remit, if you have not had the pleasure of visiting Croatia, the time is now. Set sail on one of Silversea’s luxury Croatia cruises and you’ll be spoilt for choice.