Sitting pretty on Croatia's northwestern coast, the fishing port of Rovinj makes for a slower and more secluded escape than that offered by its faster-paced siblings. Picture a gritty promenade lined with colourful, rustic villas, and a blend of old-school charm and contemporary attitude. While the destination remains largely under the tourist radar, thanks to its remote location, a contagious warmth is found woven through its restaurants, cafés and bars. Foodies should swing by Monte, a delicious dining spot that was the recipient, in 2017, of Croatia's first Michelin star (we reckon order the cuttlefish or don't bother visiting at all). Further inland, the rolling hills and bountiful forests are a source of some of the world's finest olive oil and cured meats, among other local specialities. We're pegging this as the next big culinary destination.
Where to stay: The Melegran