The Republic of Croatia enjoys international fame for its long Adriatic coastline dotted with hundreds of beautiful islands. These are the basis for the country being one of the top 20 tourist destinations in the world. Around 10 million visitors go to Croatia every year.
However, its main economic strength is also a weakness: there is over-reliance on tourism. This sector contributes about 20% to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), making the country vulnerable to changes in travel habits.