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
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.
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
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
Web Directories & Resources about Croatia