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Photos: The Up-and-Coming European Destinations for 2013

These three European destinations should be at the top of your list for 2013, and here's why.

  1. The Adriatic island of Hvar, Croatia, is a perfect beach destination. 

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  2. Croatia also has Roman ruins, like this gateway in the town of Pula. 

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  3. Croatia's natural wonders include waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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  4. The city of Dubrovnik is a great starting point for a vacation in Croatia.

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  5. Turkey has Roman ruins as well, including the intricate Library of Celcus in the coastal town of Ephesus.

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  6. The Turkish region of Cappadocia is known for cave dwellings intricately built into the landscape.

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  7. Istanbul's striking Blue Mosque was built during the early 1600s. 

    (Courtesy alecci42/myBudgetTravel)
  8. The ornate gate at the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul opens onto the Sea of Marmar, with Asian Istanbul right across the way.

    (Courtesy Buqo/myBudgetTravel)
  9. Landmarks in the Czech Republic capital of Prague line the Vltava River. 

    (Courtesy GL Salava/myBudgetTravel)
  10. The enormous Prague Castle incorporates many architectural styles and is even more striking when lit up at night.

    (Courtesy wolfman/myBudgetTravel)
  11. The Czech Republic town of Cesky Krumlov is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    (Courtesy Cinderella/myBudgetTravel)
  12. Travelers have been flocking to the town of Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic to take the waters for centuries. 

    (Courtesy kriskelly49/myBudgetTravel)

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