The country has long been a favorite of European vacationers, but it has been under most Americans' radar.
Go there and you'll find Roman ruins, a glistening Adriatic coastline and phenomenal seafood. For big savings, go in the off-season (September and October).
"Newly discovered places like Croatia offer a lot of value," travel agent Terry McCabe says. "The off-season is less crowded and you'll always save on airfare."