Known for its medieval architecture, balmy climate, mountainous terrain, azure waters, dreamy island getaways, delicious wine and spectacular beaches, Croatia is a sun-drenched coastal paradise. Croatia is your Mediterranean fantasy and we think it is best revealed by boat.
Here are 15 realities about Croatia.
Croatia has a bucket load of islands – 1246 islands to be exact
Love sunshine? Croatia gets 2,715 hours of sunshine per year
The dog breed, Dalmatian comes from Croatia
Croatia is not called “Croatia” in Croatian. It’s called Hrvatska
Croatia is home to the globe’s smallest town called “Hum” with a population that changes between 17 and 23
If you’re a GOT fan, head to Dubrovnik. Seasons 2 and 3 showcased Croatia’s most well-known city, the coastal fortress of Dubrovnik, which was chosen as King’s Landing
Around 10% of Croatia is made up of nature parks – 8 national parks and 2 nature reserves
Croatia invented the necktie
Croatian Slavoljub Penkala invented a mechanical pencil in 1906 called the Penkala. Today, it’s call a pen
It has the largest amount of UNSECO intangible goods of any European nation. These include wooden toy carvings, lace making and gingerbread baking
The amphitheatre, located in Pula is one of only 3 preserved in the world and the 6th largest amphitheatre in existence
Dubrovnik was first defined as the “pearl of the Adriatic” by English poet, Lord Byron and is still known by that name today
Their currency, the Kuna, is named after ferret-like rodent valued for its fur
While most of Croatia is, safe there are some parts that have hidden land mines, which haven’t been removed yet
The oldest university of Croatia is the University of Zagreb, which was founded in 1669
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