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the Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb. This award-winning attraction started life as a project run by two local artists looking at items left behind from past relationships, but it soon caught world-wide attention and inspired people from across the globe to donate objects that were significant to their lost loves. So, why not welcome Croatia to the EU by seeing this distinctive country for yourself? was said to have been born in 1254. Korčula really is a beautiful island and you can enjoy views of its scenery from the tower in Marco Polo’s house. Eventually this will become a museum. Sample Croatian wines (if you’re over 18!), which are made both on the islands and on the mainland. Try a glass of wine with your meal as you watch the sun setting over the Adriatic sea. Heal your broken heart with a trip to other Croatian artists collected by his family. Channel your inner rebel at the Peasants’ Revolt Museum, inside Orsic Castle in the Zagorje region. This is where you’ll learn about armour dating back to the medieval period and you’ll get to know the gory details of the 1573 Peasant Rebellion: great fun for older children. Why Marco Polo left this stunning place is anyone’s guess See the island on the Dubrovnik Riviera where Marco Polo, one of history’s most famous travellers, just 55 seconds and covers a stretch of 66 metres, was originally taken with a little help from steam power, but thankfully things have modernised. Track down Croatia’s most famous sculptor, who you’ve probably never heard of, and then realise what you’ve been missing. The work of Ivan Meštrović is held in a beautiful seaside gallery in the town of Split. The gallery covers not only his sculptures, but also his drawings and paintings, as well as work from you about this prized chef’s ingredient and why it’s so important to the area. Spend Christmas Eve here (called Badnjak) and embrace the tradition of eating fish, instead of meat, at this time. Families burn a Christmas log on the fire, or bring out a ceremonial log if they don’t have a fireplace in their house! Who’s up for a 55 second journey in Zagreb? Ride the world’s shortest funicular railway, in Zagreb, Croatia’s capital. The funicular journey, which takes breaking, wine tasting or truffle hunting, anyone?! Don’t miss this record-breaking town. Visit the world’s smallest town, which has been verified by Guinness World Records. Found in Istria, the town of Hum only has 23 residents. This calls for a photo opportunity! Develop very expensive taste in the ‘City of Truffles’, Buzet, which is in the north-west. Dogs hunt for the prized truffles, which can be found in nearby forests. In Buzet and Motovan, group truffle tours are held to teach With a warm climate and friendly locals, you’ll be made to feel very welcome when you arrive. The country’s unique culture, from the cosmopolitan city of Zagreb to the tiny islands of the Dubrovnik Riviera and the beach resorts of the Dalmatian Coast, makes it the perfect choice for a long weekend or a week of exploring the sights. If you really want to make this a memorable trip, just add one of these quirky activities to your holiday agenda…