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Croatian Flag

1. Nation of successful sportsmen

You can ask any Croatian why is their small country with only 4.2 million people  so successful on the international sporting stage, and the response is surprisingly uniform. Croats are just naturally talented and God is the one who provided that talens. 

Choose any sport from football, tennis, handball, water polo, basketball, Croatians are always between top 10 countries in international competition. 

croatian football

2. Land of 1000+ islands

Croatia has exactly 1,244 islands and each is  surrounded by crystal clear water. 


3. Many national parks

Croatia has eight national parks : Brijuni, Kornati, Krka, Mljet, Paklenica, Plitvice Lakes, Risnjak and Northern Velebit, whose unspoiled nature takes almost 8 % of Croatia.

national park

4. Nikola Tesla was born in Croatia

Nikola Tesla, one of the most famous inventors in the World was born in Croatia, in the Smiljan Village on 10 July 1856. He is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern Alternating current and Electricity supply systems.

nikola tesla

5. Best sunset in the World

According to Alfred Hitchcock, the seaside city of Zadar in Dalmatia holds the title of the best sunset in the world.

6. Three different climates on such a small territory

Croatia enjoys three different climates: The coast has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with a high number of days of sunshine per year. Summers are hot and dry and winters are mild and wet. Temperatures drop slightly as you move into inner part , where the climate becomes more continental. Once you climb above 1,000 meters, you’ll be surprised with freshmountain air and temperatures around below 10 ºC in the summer months.

7. Land of excellent wines

Wine is made in Croatia thanks to the Greeks’ influence from two and a half thousand years ago making it a great destination for gurmans and wine lovers. 

wine land

8. Fastest electric car in the world is engineered in Croatia

The Rimac Concept One was claimed to be the world’s fastest accelerating electric vehicle in 2013. Nowadays, exists the new version of it called Concept Two. 


9. The hit HBO series ‘Game of Thrones’ was filmed on the Dalmatian coast in Split and Dubrovnik

A major incentive to get yourself there if you’re a huge Game of Thrones fan, you can visit some of the film sites and even go on a  tour at
Game of Thrones Dalmatian Coast in city as Dubrovnik. 

game of thrones

10. Croatia is home to the amphitheatre in Pula

Amphitheatre in Pula (Istria)  is one of the only 3 conserved amphitheatres in the world. It is also the 6th biggest amphitheatre in existence.