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Protected areas

Plitvicka jezera

The best known of all Croatian National Parks, part of the UNESCO World Heritage. It includes a string of 16 lakes which are connected by waterfalls naturally created by limestone barriers. Most of the area of the Park is covered by pine forests. Various animals live in the Park, brown bear and wolf among them; many of them are the species whose numbers are dwindling in the wild.

Kornati The most indented island group in the Mediterranean, comprising 140 uninhabited islands, islets and reefs, is a veritable labyrinth built of seawater and stone. The Piskera Marina is located within the National Park itself and there are eight other marinas in the vicinity.


Brijuni is a group of two larger and twelve small islands near the west coast of Istria. The islands are famous as a location with the best-preserved Mediterranean vegetation. On account of their exceptional natural beauty, these islands have been a preferred summer hideaway for many statesmen of the world.

Krka Krka is the most amazing among the rivers, 72 kilometers-long course. Most of the river is actually a string of elongated lakes - natural reservoirs created upstream of every one of the many waterfalls. The most beautiful among them are the Skradinski Buk and the Roski slap, with a small island in between of two where a Franciscan monastery stands.


A National Park on the southern slopes of the largest mountain massif of Croatia - Velebit. The impressive canyons of Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica which are 400 meters deep, belong to a group of the most attractive natural phenomena created by erosion, with a large number of unusual karst formations and many caves, just like the monumental vertical cliff named Anica Kuk, which is popular with alpine climbers in Croatia.

Risnjak Risnjak is a forested mountain massif in Gorski Kotar, to the north of Rijeka. Due to its location between the Alps and the Dinara mountain and the effects of both the coastal and continental climates, this small area (30 square kilometers) is a habitat for various species of flora and fauna, including brown bear, lynx, chamois, deer and short-toed snake eagle.


The island of Mljet lies to the southwest of Dubrovnik. The National Park covers the western part of the island with two deep coves called lakes, the Veliko jezero and the Malo jezero. Mljet is one of the most verdant locations in the European Mediterranean with abundant and diverse Mediterranean vegetation.

Sjeverni Velebit The National Park comprises the most interesting and attractive part of the highest regions of Velebit. It includes the Strict Natural Reserves of Rozanski and Hajducki kukovi with their magnificent karst formations and the Lukina jama, one of the deepest caves in the world and well-known Velebit Botanical Garden.
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