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  • Čigoć in Lonjsko Polje is known as the “Stork Place” because of the long-legged birds that perch atop the village roofs. The storks are the hook that gets tourists to stop in the middle of the marsh, but the historic cabins and natural surroundings keep them here for hours.  
  • Hum (Istria): It calls itself the smallest town in the world, and population-wise, it might be. But so many people visit this village high in the Istrian interior that it always seems crowded. The village fathers have done a wonderful job of restoring the buildings to make it an appealing, tourist-friendly destination.  
  • Kumrovec in the Zagorje region is like a Croatian Williamsburg, Virginia, with restored cabins and barns furnished as they were when Croatia’s most famous son, Josip Broz Tito, was born in the late 19th century. Some of the rustic buildings in this open-air museum contain photos and displays, while others feature docents in traditional costumes who explain weaving, candle making, and other crafts of the times.  

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