Croatia offers the best of the Med for a fraction of the price. Our guide takes you to the best sun-worshipping spots and then fills you in on the rest of the pretty picture. We're talking sailing, bird-watching, Venetian-inspired architecture, dramatic waterfalls and a budding Slow Food scene.Maximize your trip with this Lonely Planet Croatia Travel Guide:Chase the ghosts - or your shadow - through the basement halls of Diocletian's Palace in Spilt, p191. Eyeball an elephant amid the subtropical greenery at Tito's hideaway on the Brijuni Islands, p135. Sniff out a truffle in the Istrian hills and cook them local-style with eggs or pasta, p148. Get your kit off and swim with the naturist locals on the Pakleni Islands p222. Find out if all those spotted dogs really come from Dalmatia p22. The original English-language guide to Croatia; a decade of in-country experience.