The low down:
Rovinj is an idyllic, Mediterranean town situated in northern Croatia on the Adriatic Sea.
Return flights with Alitalia from £130. Then take a bus for £10 through the stunning mountains of Slovenia to Rovinj, which takes about 2 hours.
Where to stay:
Camp at Porton Biondi. Even though it’s a slight walk from the hustle and bustle of Rovinj (around 1km), it is situated within a forest right by the sea, and has fantastically clean facilities all for a very cheap price: £7 pp/pn.
Three of the best:
>> The best thing about Rovinj is its coastline, abundant with secluded coves and surrounded by 22 islands, all of which are National Heritage sites. Steal away for a day of sunbathing, swimming between islands in the blue sea and dolphin spotting. Hiring a boat to drop you off and pick you up in the evening can easily be done for just £9 a day.
>> Get active and rent a bicycle (£5 a day). Cycle through the Zlatni Rt Forest Park and then along the coast to discover your very own beach. If you still have energy, the nearby Golden Cape, once a marble quarry, is a fantastic place for free-climbing.
>> Nightlife is sparse, but cheap. The main nightclub, Monvi, is host to international DJs on Fridays. If massive clubs aren’t for you, head to some of the smaller bars up in the old town, such as Zanzibar or Havana Club. Here you will find student priced drinks, good music and lax closing times.