Croatia: Pearl of the Adriatic

Croatia: Pearl of the Adriatic

Croats arrived in 7th century and the country was once a kingdom
The Croats are believed to have arrived in what is today Croatia, from southern Poland, south of Kraków in the early 7th century. Croatia was once a kingdom in 925 under the kingship of Tomislav, the first king of the country. Today the country has new “kings” – their football team, who won the silver medal at last World Cup.

Croatia is home to the world’s smallest town
In the Northwest of Croatia you’ll find a small town called ‘Hum’ which is said to be in possession of a world record for being the smallest town in the world! According to sources it has a population of between 17 and 23!

‘Game of Thrones’ was filmed in Split and Dubrovnik and Tesla was born in Croatia
A major incentive to get yourself to Croatia is if you’re a huge “Game of Thrones” fan! You can visit some of the film sites in Split and Dubrovnik and even go on a GOT tour! Also, Nikola Telsa was born in Lika, the mountain region in Croatia and the place is worth to visit.

Croatia is home to one of the 3 only amphitheatres for gladiator fights
Istria in Croatia is one of the only 3 conserved in the world amphitheatre where once upon a time bloody Rome gladiator fights were held . It is also the 6th biggest amphitheatre in existence.

Croatia has 8 national parks, 11 nature parks and two nature reserves
So it's pretty stunning for those who love the great outdoors. The Plitvice Lakes national Park is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The waterfront in Croatia is known as the Dalmatian coast
No, it is not named after the breed of dogs Dalmatians! But the region has been known as Dalmatia since the Imperial Roman times. The dog's origins have officially been recognised as Croatian as there are illustrations of the breed dating back to the 17th century.

Croatia has the best sunset in the world and the “pearl of the Adriatic”
According to Alfred Hitchcock, the sea city of Zadar holds the title of “the best sunset in the world”. “Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West, Florid”, said once Hitchcock. Impressed by the beauty of Croatia was also George Bernard Shaw. “Those who seek paradise on Earth should come to Dubrovnik”, wrote he. Since that Dubrovnik is known as “the pearl of Adriatic”.

 

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