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the origin of the tie comes from Croatia?
The word is derived from the name Croatia (Croata). Originally, the tie was the name of a large scarf, which was worn by the Croatian soldiers in the 17th century. In the 18th century it has been worn as a traditional male costume in the form of a large white scarf. Parisians found this accessory very original and adopt the tie as a symbol of progress. During the French Revolution,  black ties were worn as a sign of protest against conservative or outdated ideas. This is were the tie started her trip around the world as a fashion item. Handmade silk ties are among the best known Croatian souvenirs.

… Many ancient cities, historic buildings, and medieval churches in Croatia were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List?

Even intangible heritage flaunt on this prestigious list, such as lace work, the two-part singing in certain parts of the country, the feast of St. Blaise in Dubrovnik, the procession of pagan whistleblowers from Kastav, the Cross procession at the island Hvar and the knight tournament in Sinj.
If you are interested in this kind of recreation, the environment of Vodice can offer you more cultural heritage! This brochure has been composed by the tourist office of Vodice.

…There are 8 National Parks in Croatia?
The Croatian have made a distinction ​​between National and Nature Parks. National Parks  are minimal set, while in the Nature Parks you will find sometimes a bench or footpath. The most famous will be highlighted.

  • National Park Brijuni (Virgin Beauty Islands)
    The Brijuni Islands (14 islands) are full of
    natural resources, archaeological objects and cultural historical treasures.The area is about 2,700 hectares and there are beautiful vacation spots, spas and the residence of the president. The islands are located in the southwest of the Istrian coast, separated from the mainland by the Fazana canal. For more information, you can go to the official website of National Park Brijuni.
  • National Park Kornati
    Kornati National Park is located in the central part of the Adriatic Sea.

    This archipel consists of 140 uninhabited islands, islets and reefs. The average temperature is 16 °. Once, shepherds like to bring their sheep to the islands. Another tradition, which is used at many places in the world, seems the annually burning of grass. This should improve the grass growth in the next years.  The area around the Kornati Islands had of origin plenty of fish. Because of overfishing there  is little more left. The area was also a paradise for divers of sponge and coral. Searching for coral is still worthwhile. For more information, you can go to the official website of National Park Kornati.

  • National Park Krka
    The source of the Krka river is located on the mountain Dinara near Knin. This river has a lot of waterfalls. Some of the waterfalls have a width of more than 100 meters! Different types of nature lovers will feel like home in National Park Krka. There is much wildlife in this area.
    Bird lovers will also find an idyllic spot, there are nearly 230 different bird species counted.

    A special thing is that you can participate in falconry.
    Nearby,  there are about 860 species of plants in this park and  in the river 18 species of fish. Diving and fishing in this park is prohibited, as well visiting the park with a private boat.
    When the weather is nice, many residents of Šibenik spend their weekends in National Park Krka. So tourists are being adviced to plan their visit from monday till friday. For more information you can go to the official website of National Park Krka.