We came to Croatia with the intent to slow down a bit. Previously, all we knew was that there was beautiful coastline with reasonably priced accommodations. Naturally, we wanted to get back to the beach after our year of sunbathing in Panama. Croatia delivered, and more. We split our time (25 days) between the cities of Zagreb (the capital), Zadar, Split, and Dubrovnik and the natural havens of Plitvice and Mimice.