Croatia is one of the most beautiful solo holiday destinations in Europe, sporting the dramatic Dalmatian coastline and spectacular scenery for popular television shows.

Croatian coast

It comes when the Croatian Tourism Board revealed in a statement that Croatia as a country saw more tourists in the nine months of 2016, than in the whole of 2015.

In total, 14.3 million tourists arrived in Croatia, as well as 80.24 million overnight stays, according to data from eVisitor and eCrew check-in and check-out information systems.

Up to September 2016, Split saw an increase of 10% in the number of overnight visitors and arrivals, with 12.6 million total tourists.

The Germans once again were Croatia’s largest group of tourists (13.2 million overnights), followed by tourists from Slovenia, Austria, Italy and Poland.

In September 2016, Split-Dalmatia County broke tourism records. It was a record month for Split Airport, with 2 million passengers passing through its gates for the first time in its history.

Croatia is expected to see 8 billion euros in revenue from foreign visitors, with an extra 1.5 billion to be added from local citizens travelling around the country.

Split is the second largest city in Croatia and is located on the famous Dalmatian Coast, which is best known for its beaches.

Other popular destinations include Dubrovnik, which has doubled up as King’s Landing, for the epic fantasy series Game of Thrones. Tours of filming locations are readily available for any fans of the show, or for anyone interested in ancient Roman architecture.