Zakynthos (Greece), also known by its Italian name Zante, battles against heavy package tourism along its eastern and southeast coasts. Underneath the brouhaha it is essentially a beautiful island with western and central regions of forested mountains dropping off to unreal turquoise waters... Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/greece/zakynthos#ixzz3LKC8RIQI
Pupnatska beach, Korcula island, Croatia: Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia, is a unitary democratic parliamentary republic in Europe at the crossroads of Central Europe, the Balkans, and the Mediterranean. Its capital and largest city is Zagreb.
Initially, I wasn’t digging the idea of revisiting Dubrovnik, Croatia. We had vacationed there – and loved it – in 2011 and although I recall it being a relatively affordable city, I feared our new lifestyle as long-term budget travelers would change our perspective. I was most concerned that we would leave not quite loving it as much as we had on our first visit. As it turns out, my fears were unfounded; it is possible to experience Dubrovnik on a budget