Many people just need to hear that parts of Game of Thrones were filmed there, and they are looking to book a flight. Croatia is not the first country that comes to mind when people think about vacationing in Europe. It doesn’t even come up as a possible road trip stop, but it should. The relatively big country in the Balkans has been a hidden gem for years. Its popularity is growing due to stunning architecture, rich history, bustling local culture, lively entertainment, and adventure opportunities.