By now you must know a lot about Croatia and its majestic scenery, crystal-clear sea, rich history and tradition, amazing food and friendly locals. But there are many stories about Croatia that will surly tickle your imagination and make you wonder a little bit more.

If you are looking for something unseen and very unique embark on a journey to the smallest town in the world with only about 20 inhabitants. According to legend, Hum originated when giants built cities in the Mirna Valley, an area in central Istria that includes beautiful cities on hills such as Motovun, Roc and Bale, and eventually built Hum from the remaining stones.

Everyone have heard about Dubrovnik by now, but I bet you did not know that shortly after the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Americans sought allies in European countries to establish trade and diplomatic relations, and one of the first states to succeed was the Republic of Dubrovnik. The pharmacy in the Franciscan monastery in Dubrovnik, which has been operating continuously from 1317 to the present, is the third oldest in Europe. In Britain, for example, slavery was abolished only in 1833 and in the USA in 1865.

10% of Croatia is protected via 11 Nature Parks, 8 National Parks, and 2 Nature Reserves.

Croatia is responsible for necktie. The tie was initially the name for a neck scarf that identified Croatian soldiers who fought under the French flag in the Thirty Years’ War (1618 – 1648). Young French King Louis XIV. he began wearing a tie in 1646 when he was only seven years old and thus set the fashion standard for all French nobles.

Croatians love to sing with a glass of wine and entertain their guests. Klapa singing is traditional Croatian vocal music originating from the south of Croatia (Dalmatia), mostly from coastal and island regions. UNESCO recognized this value and protected Dalmatian Klapa singing.

Pens are used all around the world, but many people do not know that Croatian Slavoljub Penkala was the inventor of the mechanical pencil. But he is not the only famous inventor from Croatia. Not many words are needed to introduce Nikola Tesla who was born in a small village Smiljan. Make sure you visit his house that is made into a museum when discovering Croatia.

This is all just the beginning of many interesting stories that make Croatia one of the most beautiful and unique destination.