For sun-soaked summer vacations, few countries in the world can compete with Croatia. The original home of The Yacht Week, this Adriatic country boasts a massive coastline, with over 1,000 islands making it a hotspot for the boat-bound. Onshore, you’ll find centuries’ worth of history, and the best historic sites in Dubrovnik and Zagreb light up our comprehensive city guides.

Game of Thrones also shot a ton of footage in Croatia, and though you’ll be joining 10,000 of your fellow GOT fans visiting the sites, they’re still worth braving the crowds. Once you’ve tired of that, you can check out some of the lesser-explored islands along the coast. Or even check out some of Croatia’s award-winning wine regions.