5 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Croatia

Croatia is a beautiful coastal country popular for summer vacations. But there’s more to this tiny country than meets the eye. Here are five interesting facts you didn’t know about Croatia that will surprise and excite you.

1. Islands Galore

Islands galore indeed! Croatia is home to 1,244 islands, but interestingly, only 48 of those are inhabited. Some of the most famous Croatians isles include Hvar Korčula, Brač, Vis, Krk, and Mljet.

2. 10 Percent Park

Another fun fact about Croatia you didn’t know is that 10 percent of the country is made up of parks. Croatia has 11 nature parks, eight national parks, and two nature reserves. There’s Brijuni, a historical wonder, Krka, known for its spectacular riverbanks, Plitvice, home to arrestingly blue lakes, Risnjak with its towering mountain views, and much, much more!

3. Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones fans will be amazed to learn that some of the show’s most famous scenes were filmed in the city of Dubrovnik, or as the fans know it, King’s Landing. Other Croatian locations used during filming include Split, Lokrum, St. Jacob Cathedral in Sibenik, and Krka National Park.

4. Roman Fights

Yup—you heard it here. In olden days, Croatia was a popular destination for Roman gladiator battles. They would meet at the Pula Arena to hash it out. The Pula Arena is one of three preserved ancient amphitheaters around the world and arguably the one in best condition.

5. Truffles

Are you a fan of this delicacy? Well, Croatia may just be the country for you. Croatia is home to the world’s biggest truffle, coming in at an impressive 1.31 kilograms, or just over 2 pounds. You can find it in the Guinness Book of World Records! On top of that, Croatia is one of the best places in the world to go truffle hunting. Istria, also known as wine country, is packed full of this tasty fungus.

Interested in visiting this unique and interesting country during your next vacation? With so much sea and so many islands to explore, one of the best ways to experience Croatia is on a boat or yacht. To book a sailing charter in Croatia, get in touch with Myst Yacht Charters. Our friendly, experienced, and passionate team can help you find the best charter for your adventure.

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