Hvar, the island of Hvar
Dubrovnik was the very first state to formally recognize the United States as a nation, when it declared independence from Great Britain.
Even before Newton’s discovery, the town of Dubrovnik owned a telescope which was constructed by Marin Getaldić (1568-1626), the greatest Croatian scientist of that time.
The town of Dubrovnik has been on the World Cultural Heritage list of UNESCO since 1979.
Benko Kotruljević from Dubrovnik wrote one of the first books on world economic literature, ‘On Trading and the Perfect Merchant’ in 1458. He was the first to establish the basis of modern double-entry book-keeping.
Agatha Christie, a famous British writer, spent her second honeymoon in Dubrovnik and Split.
The Church of the Holy Cross in Nin is the most valuable preserved monument of early Croatian religious architecture. It was built in the 9th century and is also called ‘the smallest cathedral in the world’.