Dalmatian summer


Summer is a great time for sailing in Europe, and one of the best places to sail of all is Croatia's Dalmatian Coast. If you like to sail, Croatia offers good winds, warm water, beautiful islands, delightful people and excellent food. You don't have to sail, of course -- you can take ferries between all of the islands. Some harbors, like the one at Hvar (left), are full of fancy yachts and swarms of people of all nationalities drawn to the beautiful setting and the all-night parties. The big mainland seaport cities like Split and Dubrovnik are lively and sophisticated, too. But there are plenty of places where you can find nothing but solitude and sunshine. Highly recommended.