Approaching Croatia by air is as beautiful as being in the country itself. Here are two pictures I took before landing on Dubrovnik, approaching the airport from the south.
The first picture shows the southernmost tourist oasis, Molunat. It is a natural port as can be seen from the aerial photo (the name of the city could come from the Creek word μωλοσ (mwlos), meaning jetty or port). (See Molunat in Google Earth.)
The second gives some kind of understanding about the steep slopes of the shores of Croatia. On top of the picture you can see small houses. It is Poljice (population 70), a village in the municipality of Konavle. If you like to get from the slope of the Dinaric Alps to the shore of the Adriatic Sea, you must drive quite a zigzag road. (See this road from the air in Google Earth, the road itself looks like this.)