Croatia is this year's readers' choiche winner for Travel+Leisure's destination of the year. That was decided in an online poll, where Croatia captured 28 percent of the vote.
- A Mediterranean favorite, Croatia is a jewel in the crown of the Adriatic—the medieval cities of Split and Dubrovnik have long been ports of calls for large-ship cruises—but further inland you’ll discover one of the last unspoiled stretches in the region, where sheep roam the countryside to graze on wild sage, and locals sell homemade olive oil and cheeses – writes Travel + Leisure.
The country got 28 percent of votes from readers of the distinguished portal, whilst Portugal placed as the second on this prestigious list and got 24 percent of the votes. The city of Pittsburgh placed third.
They add that a success of Game of Thrones series, which was filmed in Dubrovnik and Split, made a big boom when it comes to tourism. However, they also say that there is a lot more to see in Croatia than ''the two mediveal cities''.
This is one more success for Croatia, a country that is really loved by the tourists.
Apart from Croatia there were also some other European representatives such as Mallorca, the island of Ischia, Paris and Iceland.
Here is the entire list of the nominees: America’s National Parks, Canada, Croatia, Hawaii, Iceland, Ischia, Korea, Mallorca, Mexico City, New Zealand, Orlando, Paris, Pittsburgh, Portugal, Rio de Janeiro, Singapore and Washington D.C.