With its dreamy beaches, stunning coastlines and relaxed, friendly atmosphere, it’s no wonder Croatia has become one of Hollywood’s favorite vacation destinations. Beyonce even named her daughter, Blue Ivy, after an ivy-wrapped tree in Hvar, prompting the island to name both mother and daughter honorary citizens. See why A-Listers love the Adriatic Coast with these journeys to popular hot spots.
Who Loves It: Jay-Z and Beyonce, Tom Cruise, Gwyneth Paltrow
Recommended Journey: Seductive Hvar
Between a private sunset picnic with champagne, tastings at Croatia’s best local wineries, luxurious hotels and journeys through some of the world’s greatest natural wonders, including the ethereal Green Cave and Blue Cave, you’ll feel like a celebrity as you travel through stunning Split and Hvar. A destination also known for its James Bond appeal (Sean Connery, Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan and Roger Moore have all visited), Hvar and Split offers enough action to satisfy your inner adventurer, from boating to deep water soloing. (For the latter, create your own journey or explore the Dalmatia Adventure.)
Where to Go: Dubrovnik
Who Loves It: Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Bill Gates, Catherine Zeta Jones, John Malkovich
Recommended Journey: Alluring Dalmatian Coast
A city of rich history and sophistication, Dubrovnik attracts a cultured crowd with its upscale restaurants, galleries, boutiques and museums. On the Alluring Dalmatian Coast journey, you’ll explore Split and Hvar, visit the swank restaurants of Korcula (birthplace of Marco Polo), and taste the wines of Peljesac. Visit in the summer and you may also catch one of Dubrovnik’s many famous chamber music concerts, intimate celebrations of music held in churches and towers overlooking the Adriatic Sea.
Who Loves It: Richard Gere, Lenny Kravitz, Nolan Smith
Recommended Journey: Flavors of Zagreb & Istria
The cosmopolitan center of the Adriatic, known for its fashionable residents and world-class dining establishments, Zagreb attracts famous faces with its gourmet specialties and thriving art scene. While tasting traditional specialties in open-air markets or trying your own hand at making the delicacies in a cooking class, you’ll become immersed in a city that has inspired filmmakers, actors and fashion designers alike. Keep an eye out while sipping coffee at a local café for Lenny Kravitz, just one actor known to enjoy Croatia’s lively capital.