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

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The Adriatic island of Hvar, Croatia, is a perfect beach destination. 
Croatia also has Roman ruins, like this gateway in the town of Pula. 
Croatia's natural wonders include waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park.
The city of Dubrovnik is a great starting point for a vacation in Croatia.
Turkey has Roman ruins as well, including the intricate Library of Celcus in the coastal town of Ephesus.
The Turkish region of Cappadocia is known for cave dwellings intricately built into the landscape.
Istanbul's striking Blue Mosque was built during the early 1600s. 
The ornate gate at the Dolmabahce Palace in Istanbul opens onto the Sea of Marmar, with Asian Istanbul right across the way.
Landmarks in the Czech Republic capital of Prague line the Vltava River. 
The enormous Prague Castle incorporates many architectural styles and is even more striking when lit up at night.
The Czech Republic town of Cesky Krumlov is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Travelers have been flocking to the town of Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic to take the waters for centuries. 

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

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