National parks and wildlife parks

 
Brijuni national park

A group of two big and 12 small islands near the western coast of the Istrian peninsula. The Brijuni archipelago presents an exceptional blend of nature and cultural and historical heritage. Mild climate and favourable geographical conditions, bays deeply cut in into land and well-sheltered high points ensured continual human activity on the island since prehistoric times to the present day. Brijuni are, thanks to its extraordinary beauty of nature, rightly called the archipelago of virginal beauty.

Kornati national park 

The best-indented island group on the Mediterranean with 140 uninhabited islands, islets and cliffs. Its exceptionally clear sea, floods of sunshine, numerous coves, bays and small ports make Kornati a must destination for boaters on their wanderings across the Adriatic and the right choice for modern Robinsons.
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Krka national park 

The most beautiful Karst river in Croatia. In NP Krka, two cultural and historic monuments stand out: the Franciscan monastery on the island of Visovac and the Krka monastery. The most important town in the group of picturesque towns on the park area is Skradin - the town protected as a cultural monument.
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Mljet national park 

Mljet is a national park in Croatia, and includes the northwestern part of the island, which covers an area of ??5375 hectares of protected land and surrounding sea. It's on 11th November 1960. was declared a national park and represents the first institutionalized attempt to protect an original ecosystem in the Adriatic.

Paklenica national park 
National park on the southern side of the greatest massif in Croatia, Velebit.more information

Plitvice Lakes national park 

The most beautiful and the most famous Croatian National Park and a part of UNESCO’s world heritage.
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Risnjak national park 

Less than 15 km of air distance from the sea, in the hinterland of the town of Rijeka and the Kvarner littoral – stretches National Park Risnjak. Risnjak was proclaimed National Park thanks to many exceptional beauty spots on a relatively small area. Numerous geographical, geological, vegetational, climatic and pedologic phenomena can be found here.

Biokovo

Wildlife park Biokovo is situated in Croatia, in the county of Split and Dalmatia and it stretches over an area of 19 550 ha and it covers the entire massif of mountain Biokovo in its length of 25 km, from the pass Dubci (near Brela) to the pass Saranač (near Gornji Igrani), right above the famous tourist destination – the Makarska Riviera.

Kopački rit

Kopački rit is a floodplain of the right coast of the Danube in north-eastern Croatia, situated in the angle formed by the rivers Drava and Danube. It is one of the greatest fluvial and swampy valleys in Europe, Thanks to its uncommonly well-preserved swampy ecosystem, great biological variety and extraordinary scientific and ecological importance, in 1967 Kopački rit became a protected area, receiving the status of Managed nature reserve with the surface of 17,730 hectares. 

Lonjsko polje

Lonjsko polje is one of the greatest and best preserved humid, swampy and floody biotopes in Europe. Periodical deposition of alluvium and flooding usually occur in autumn and spring, less often in summer and the water stays there from 30 to 100 days a year. Therefore, the evolution of plant life and the survival of animals depend on the water regime in their habitat, floodwaters and the frequency of flooding.

Medvednica

Medvednica stretches over an area of 270 km2 and its highest peak Sljeme is 1,035 m high. From there, a beautiful view extends to Zagreb, the region of Hrvatsko zagorje and even as far as Slovenian Alps. The lowest point is 120 m above the sea level. You can get to Medvednica by hiking trails and roads and from the direction of Zagreb also by funicular railway.

Papuk

In the wildlife park Papuk, animal and plant life, characteristic of mid Slavonia region has been well preserved. This is definitely a wide natural and partly cultivated area with outstanding aesthetic, ecological, educational, cultural-historical and touristic-recreational attractions. 

Telašćica

The wildlife park Telašćica whose total surface is 65 km2, with the total length of around 8 km and width of 150m in its most narrow part and up to 2 km in its broadest part. The cove is well protected from all sides and it has always provided a safe anchorage for boats. On the area of the wildlife park, between the cove and the open sea there lies lake Mir.

Učka

Učka is a mountain in east Istria, rising above the Kvarner Riviera. It is known for its interesting relieve and flora. A magnificent view commands from this mountain. The wildlife park Učka is primarily characterized by a great variety of attractions on a relatively small area. From the belvedere there extends a view of the Istria Peninsula, islands in northern Adriatic, the mountains of Gorski Kotar region, Venice, Italian Alps…

Velebit

Velebit, the highest Croatian mountain, is a part of the mountain chain Dinara. It stretches from north-west to southeast passing through three regions of Croatia: Lika, Dalmatia and Hrvatsko primorje. Its natural boundaries are clearly marked: on one side there is the Velebitski kanal Passage of the Adriatic Sea and on the other side there are the Ličko Polje Valley and the Gacko Polje Valley.

Vransko jezero

The Vransko Lake is a large flooded Karst valley by its origin. It gets its water from several small springs. Subterranean channels connect it with the sea. In the furthest southern part of the lake narrow canal Prosika was dug through. The water of the lake is salty, i.e. brackish. The lake is of great biological and economic importance. As regards to its biological importance, it should be pointed out that the area of the lake is a natural habitat of many bird species. For that reason, the Vransko jezero Lake was turned into an ornithological reserve.

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