Croatian South Island, Its Beauty and Interesting History & Connections –

Introduction –

Croatia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with a must see and not to miss, ‘The Pearl of the Adriatic’. Adriatic Sea lies on the crossroads of southeast and central Europe. One of the main reasons why people are drawn towards the Croatias Southern Islands, is because of delicious and sumptuous sea-food, alluring harbours, age-old history, amazing national park and lively culture. There are many reasons as to why one should visit Croatian Island and spend time there. Let’s look at some of the amazing facts as to why one should see Croatia. The first and the foremost reason is that Zinfandel Wine is linked with Croatia.

Connection of Zinfandel Wine & City Walls –

There have been some scientific studies that show that, Croatian grape variety and Zinfandel grape are known as Crlje­nak Kaštelanski. So, the Croatian wine enthusiast is always proud of this connection or linking with Zinfandel. Next, you will notice that there are incredible city walls in the city of Dubrovnik. The City of Dubrovnik has an aptly preserved medieval city walls, which is there in the entire town. It has been designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site. They were constructed somewhere around 13th and 16th centuries. Another unforgettable experience that you can get in the city of Dubrovnik is the aptly formed harbour. Also, don’t forget to visit the medieval towns of Montenegro.

Invention of Cravat in Croatia & Sui Generis Script –

The next best reason to visit Croatia is the necktie. If you are a lover of necktie or like a scarf around your neck, then you should know that it was first invented in Croatia. It has its roots in the 17th century when Croatian mercenaries wore a sui generis piece of cloth/scarf around their neck. The word necktie, comes from Croatian word, ‘hrvatska’. You will also get beautiful scarfs in Croatian market. A very sui generis (unique) script was created in Croatia. In the 9th Century, the Glagolitic script was developed & it is one of the oldest Slavic alphabets. The Glagolitic script was mainly in use for noting down the Old Church Slavonic – the first Slavic Language. Also, you will know when you visit Croatia, that it is rich in wine-making tradition. They have 130 native grape variety & winemaking heritage. One of the most noteworthy winemaking regions is the Pe­lješac peninsula, which is best known for its Plavic Mali Grapes.

Flag Symbolism in Croatia & Plethora of Islands –

The National Flag of Croatia has 3 horizontal bands of red, white & blue, which is the result of the Pan-Slavic colours. The centre of the Croatia’s flag symbolizes the different regions of Croatia. There is total 1,244 islands in Croatia, which is amazing thing to discover. And among that, there are 48 islands that are inhabited. The vast majority of the islands are not inhabited and are explored by the nature enthusiast. And, Dinara mountain is Croatia’s tallest peaks.

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