Croatia’s picture-perfect islands are scattered like marbles out into flat crystalline waters. Little towns and villages cling to steep hillsides that nestle secluded cove beaches. Whitewashed stone houses line a jumble of alleyways and stairways. Boasting some of the best sun in Europe, there are hundreds of campgrounds. It’s easy to pitch your tent under the pines at the edge of the sea and take in the gorgeous setting. Four-lane, divided toll highways link cities. Car-ferries, running between the mainland and the islands and between the islands themselves, are reasonably priced.