Some 2,000km of crystal clear coastline fringed by 1,200 mainly uninhabited islands is enticing a record number of visitors to Croatia. The independent traveller can count on cheaply available accommodation, superb seafood, a lively bar scene and - unless it's a busy island in high season - lots of space. Inland, surrounded by national parks, traditional villages and rare wildlife, stands the culturally vibrant, classically Habsburg capital of Zagreb. Together with informed recommendations of restaurants, hotels and nightspots, Time Out Croatia covers all aspects of this newly rediscovered tourist region, from its peculiar history to its secluded beaches and hilltop villages. No other Croatia guide offers such a unique insider perspective.