Croatia is a beautiful country, famous for its coast, beautiful beaches and hospitality. Even if you know a lot about Croatia, there are still some fascinating things that might surprise you. Here are 5 things about Croatia that you probably didn’t know:
Croatia has a lot of intangible Unesco goods
When it comes to the number of intangible Unesco goods, Croatia is the second country in Europe. Only Spain has more intangible cultural heritage than Croatia. The list includes traditional dance, folksongs, Klapa singing as well as the craft of lacemaking. Each region of Croatia has its own dance and traditional songs, and they are very proud of it.
Pula has a Roman amphitheater that is very similar to the Colosseum
The Roman amphitheater in Pula was built more than 2000 years ago but it is still in good condition. It is the sixth largest amphitheater in the world. It was famous for gladiator battles and spectacles, just like the Colosseum in Rome. Today, it is very important place where many cultural events are being organized. The most famous is Pula Film Festival that attracts many visitors every summer.
There are 1244 islands in Croatia
Croatia is famous for its islands but did you know that it has more than 1200 islands? To be precise – 1244. Of course, some of them are very small and inhabited, but there are still a lot of islands you can visit. The most popular are Hvar, Brac and Korcula. People who can not decide which one to visit usually organize sailing holidays in Croatia because that way they can see everything. However, all islands are very beautiful and charming.
Croatia has more than 2700 hours of sunshine per year
Croatia is fortunate to have really nice and sunny weather. In fact, it has more hours of sunshine than Australia! That’s why Croatia is perfect summer destination for many people. It is also nice to visit it in winter, because winters in Croatia are usually pretty mild. Even though you may not be able to swim in the sea during winter months, you can use your time for sightseeing and exploring this beautiful country.
Dubrovnik is one of the first towns in Europe to have a sewage system
Dubrovnik is one of the most beautiful and most visited towns in Croatia. It is famous for its beauty and its medieval buildings, as well as for being location where popular TV show Game of Thrones was filmed. But there is one thing that only a few people know about it. Dubrovnik was one of the first towns in Europe to have a sewage system. Its sewage system was build in the 13th century and it is still in use. It is so fascinating that people in Dubrovnik managed to build so perfect sewage system more than 700 years ago!
There are many others interesting and surprising facts about Croatia. In fact, every town and every island have a story to tell. It’s up to you to choose a destination and explore it!