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Croatia Information

Every nation around the world has its own claim to fame and Croatia is no exception. Among the many interesting facts and figures relating to Croatia are the following tidbits:

Whilst Leonardo da Vinci was the first man credited with thinking up the concept of the parachute, it was a Croatian by the name of Faust Vrancic who first decided to take the plunge, literally! In the 16th century, Faust used Leonardo’s drawings to create a parachute and subsequently used it for the first ever parachute jump. The attempt was more recently repeated by an amateur parachutist - see the parachute video on the BBC news.

The word “necktie” or “cravat” comes from the French word “cravatta”. A cravatta was a popular fashion accessory in 17th century France, originally copied from the piece of cloth soldiers from Croatia wore around their necks.

Niagara Falls was the location for the original hydro-electric power plant built in 1895 and marked the start of the USA’s national electric grid. The plant was designed by a Croatian – Nikola Tesla.

It’s thought that Marco Polo was born on one of Croatia’s islands – of which there are over 1100 spread out along the Croatian Adriatic coast, which itself stretches for more than 5,800 kilometres.

And, as they say, some we prepared earlier! A few pointers to some information about Croatia that you may find interesting and useful.

 

Books Croatia - A review of books about Croatia that are published in English

CroLinks - The most comprehensive list of Croatian links on the Net!

Learn-Croatian.com - Learn basic Croatian for free, we have phrases, audio recordings, free translations, dictionaries and more in store for you

• Accomodation in Croatia

Apartments and villas in Croatia - Holiday rentals in Croatia including apartments and villa rentals in Istria, Kvarner and the Dalmatian Coast

Croatia Apartments - Croatia Vacation Rentals - Apartments and Vacation rental listings in Croatia, direct contact with owners. Find quality vacation and holiday rentals in Croatia including homes, villas, condos, apartments, rooms, cottages, cabins and bed and breakfasts

KrkHoliday - Island of Krk (Croatia) - Offer of private accommodation and more. Beautiful photos. Description of apartments with photos and maps

• Travel Guides

1185 Photos of Croatia - PhotoCroatia.com - Largest collection of photos of Croatia in the world - Croatian Travel Tourist Guides

About Croatia - Travel, Tourist and Country Guide to Croatia - Cities and Towns, Gastronomy, Currency Exchange, Croatian Language, Dictionary, Croatian Genealogy, Croatian Names plus a lot more

Croatia nudist beaches and scuba diving paradise! - Welcome to our travel guide on Croatia's best nudist beaches, naturist resorts and scuba diving , your online travel guide to this spectacular - Coast of a Thousand Islands.

Find Croatia - Nice website dedicated to travellers and visitors to Croatia. Includes travel guides and lots more

Krkinfo.com - Island Krk - Croatia

• Croatian Travel Services

Car Rental Dubrovnik - reserve your low cost rental for Dubrovnik securely online

Croatia holidays - Holiday Villas & Hotels in Croatia - The UK's award winning tour operator specialising in Croatian villas and apartments for holiday rentals in Dalmatia, Split, Dubrovnik, Istria and the Adriatic sea

Diving in Croatia - Diving Center Pongo. Dive with us in Croatia, we offer the best diving schools, boat excursions, eco-dives, and wreck dives

Holidays in Croatia - for all your holiday, accomodation and travel needs

Peljesac Orebic Diving Croatia - Peljesac Orebic Diving Croatia

Sailing Holiday and Yacht Charters - Sail Croatia is a UK based Charter Company with a fleet of 24 yachts in Croatia. We provide unrivalled personal service, offer bareboat and skippered charters and have fantastic local knowledge

• Web Directories & Resources about Croatia

Croatia Directory - World Web Directory






 

 

 

 

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