Croatia is another destination that draws kayakers who want to dip their paddles in the Mediterranean. Historic cities like Dubrovnik and Split, coastal cliffs and picture-worthy pine forests sit along the mainland's seashore.
Many kayakers, however, choose to paddle through the hundreds of islands off of the Dalmatian Coast. These islands are characterized by unique rock formations made from limestone and almost-perfect beaches that see very few visitors.
Of course, the stereotypical clear-blue waters of the Med are here as well. Tours range from day-long paddles near Dubrovnik to week-long expeditions through the Adriatic Sea, complete with beach camping and treks into the larger islands.