So small but so big at the same time!
Croatia is a small country, but it has so many interesting things you may never heard. Among plenty of attractive facts, we decided to list the most interesting ones.
1. SAFE DESTINATION
In the last few years, the world has become an unsafe place, but fortunately, this wave of negativity has circumvented our country, so Croatia is ranked high on the list of the safest countries in the world as well as in the top 30 most peaceful countries. It is one of only a few destinations where you can relax and fearlessly enjoy night tours and walks.
2. 2715 SUNNY HOURS
When they traveling somewhere, all tourists generally share the same desire - to have warm and sunny days during the whole vacation. Of course, this is impossible to affect, but the good news is that Central Dalmatia is one of the sunniest regions in Europe. Believe it or not, we have more sunny hours than Sydney! Among other things, there is our Hvar with the most sunny hours in the whole Europe, and for that reason it is often called the Sunny Hvar.
3. UNUSUAL GUINNESS RECORDS
It is not a news that Croatians are written in a Guinness book, but did you know that Croatia has some unusual records like the biggest popcorn box or the world's longest strudel of 1400 meters? Oh yeah, that's all the work of our people. Although a bit unusual list, it is certainly interesting and worth every compliment.
4. CHANGEABLE BEACH
Although it sounds a little unbelievable, there is a beach in Croatia that changes its shape. It is about the beach Zlatni rat, and its visibility is witnessed by numerous visitors. The beach is changing due to factors like wind, sea stream and tide. All fans of windsurfing and surfing will love the Zlatni Rat because of the fantastic wind and sea connection.
5. NATURAL ORCHESTRA
Probably your first association of Zadar is the sea organ. And probably there is no person who went to Zadar and did not enjoy the magical sounds of its organ. The Zadar organ is special by itself, but they found a place on our list because they are the first organ in the world that is governed by the sea.
When you think about the name of the cravat (croata), it will be clear from where one of the most popular fashion details comes. Yes, from our country comes the fashion item that men and women from all over the world have been wearing for centuries.
Have you ever wondered why the Croatian national currency has the name of the animal - marten (kuna)? Well, in the past traders used fur of these animals as payment for other goods.
8. THE LARGEST TRUFFLE IN THE WORLD
The world's largest truffle has found its home in Croatia. It happened in 1999 when Giancarlo Zigante discovered it with his dog. The weight of the truffle was 1.31 kg, and its value was estimated at $ 5,000. It sounds really much, isn’t it? But this amount is worthless if we compare it to 2007 when truffle was sold for $ 330,000!
The first hand-lamp used today by police officers, soldiers and firefighters also comes from Croatia. It was invented by Ante Maglica (though he was born in New York, he spent his childhood on the Dalmatian island of Zlarin by whom lamp is wearing the name - MAGLITE.
10. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SUNSET ON THE WORLD
If you have ever thought that Croatia has the most beautiful sunsets in the world, you have not made a mistake. According to numerous surveys just in our beautiful Croatia you will see the most magical sunsets in the most beautiful colors. Famous director Alfred Hitchcock put the city of Zadar (https://www.livecamcroatia.com/en/camera/zadar-marina-borik) to the first place where you can see the most beautiful and unforgettable sunset.
11."HOT SPOT" OF CELEBRITIES
It is often said that Croatia is a "hot spot" of numerous stars and businessmen. It has a reason to wear this title because famous people like Beyonce, Jay Z, Madonna, Bill Gates and Roman Abramovic have their vacation houses in Croatia!
12. DALMATIAN DOG
This world-famous dog breed was originally named in Dalmatia. White dog with black dots - Dalmatian, got their name in Dalmatia and today they are famous for their cartoons 101 Dalmatians.
Croatia is a country that is one of the most indented coasts in the world and has 1246 islands, islets and cliffs, of which 48 are inhabited.
14. MINI SKIRTS
It is generally known that Croatia is rich in different national costumes from all over the places. What makes the costumes of the island of Susak so special? Women's traditional costumes are very specific and full of fiery and intense colors. What makes them very specific is the fact that they are the shortest folk costumes in Europe.