No 2 of 10 best trips for solo travelers.

“… enthralled by its plants – extensive vineyards, palm, pine, olive, oleander, fig, carob and mulberry trees, and more than 300 herbs.

Local seafood and wine are cheap and delicious – my favourite is the restaurant at Stoncica Bay.

You can fish for squid at Komiza, in the south-west of the island, the sunniest place in Croatia, or swim/dive in the warm, emerald waters of the Adriatic, watching out for Loggerhead turtles and Bottlenose dolphins.”

So says James Hopkin, author of “Winter under Water and Even the Crows Say Krakow” (Picador) in The Guardian.