… that Maraschino is an authentic liqueur from Zadar and that it was exported to almost all European countries. It was created at the beginning of the 16th century, and by the end of the 17th c it was beloved on many European courts and in Vatican. English king George IV, Napoleon Bonaparte and the Russian emperor Nikolai all enjoyed Maraschino.
… that the salt from Pag and Ston salt plants is the purest in the Mediterranean
… that world’s first Sea Organ that produce music under the influence of wind and sea wave are built in Zadar
… that the White House in Washington is built of marble stones imported from the island of Brač
… that Europe’s oldest public theatre is the one in Hvar dating back to 1612
… that the former Republic of Dubrovnik was the first to recognize the independence of the United Stated of America
… that Zlatni rat (the Golden cape), the beach in Bol on island Brač, is constantly changing its shape under the influence of wind
… that the Malacological Museum in Makarska preserves world’s larges collection of molluscs and snails
… that the last oasis of European griffon vultures is located on the island of Cres
… that Croatia is the homeland of a neck tie. Croatian soldiers wore a special type of scarf around thier necks in the 17th century, which soon became famous throughout Europe as a fashion detail. It gained greatest popularity in France, especially in Paris.
… that Croatia is the home of many world famous inventors – Nikola Tesla (alternating current), Slavoljub Penkala (ballpoint and fountain pen), Ivan Lupis-Lukić (torpedo), Ivan Vučetić (dactylography), Faust Vrančić (first drawing of a parachute)…
… that lavender from island Hvar is the finest in all of Europe. On Hvar it is grown in ideal setting (warm climate and suitable hilly ground), and due to its healing characteristics and spirituous scent it is recommended to use lavender to fight stress and headaches, strengthen immunity…
(Source: Croatian Tourist Board)