Kornati National Park
The Kornati National Park is often mentioned as “nautical paradise” in tourist publications. And really, in “slalom” sailing through the 89 unforgettable islands, islets and reefs in the Kornati National Park, you will test all of your nautical skills, particularly if the weather puts in some effort… You’ll need a valid ticket to sail through the National Park.
Krka National Park
The national park is a vast and primarily unaltered area of exceptional natural value, including one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. The purpose of the park is primarily to serve science, culture, education and recreation, while tourism activities have also been introduced for its visitors.
Including the submerged part of the river at the mouth, the Krka River is 72.5 km long, making it the 22nd longest river in Croatia. It springs in the foothills of the Dinara mountain range, 2.5 km northeast of Knin. With its seven waterfalls and a total drop in altitude of 242 m, the Krka is a natural and karst phenomenon. The travertine waterfalls of the Krka River are the fundamental phenomenon of this river.
– See more at: http://www.np-krka.hr/en/
Plitvice Lakes National Park
It is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvir its lakes arranged in cascades. Currently, 16 lakes can be seen from the surface. These lakes are a result of the confluence of several small rivers and subterranean karst rivers. The lakes are all interconnected and follow the water flow.
Paklenica National Park
Paklenica National Park is situated in the Zadar region area and heading north, another National Park follows – the North Velebit National Park. Both National parks, Paklenica and North Velebit, are particular protected parts of the Velebit mountain range.
The Paklenica National Park encompasses the areas of the impressive canyons of Velika and Mala Paklenica, vertically incised into the southern slopes of the amazing Velebit Mountain.
All the hidden beauties of Paklenica can be experienced only by hiking so for that purpose over 150 km of hiking paths have been made. The particular attraction of this area is the closeness of the seacoast, which allows you to experience all the charms of the mountain and the sea in one place.
Paklenica is also considered to be among the most famous European climbing centres. The climbing area is settled at very beginning of the canyon Velika Paklenica. The climbing site has over 400 climbing routes of various difficulty levels and lengths and the climbing season in Paklenica lasts from early spring until late autumn.
The nature park covers the biggest freshwater lake in Croatia with an ornithological reserve where 110 bird species nest and are visited by 230 more species. The shores of the lake have marked dwellings since prehistory to the mysterious ruins of the Templar town or Mašković han, the most westernly building from the period of the Ottoman Empire.
Telašćica Nature Park
It is a continuation of Kornati National Park with the deepest and most protected cove on the Adriatic where hundreds of yachts and sailboats moor each day, with even some crowned head, world known entrepreneurs, film stars and jets set faces as visitors. Salt Lake Mir and the cliffs are on the southern side of Dugi otok that rise to some 150 metres above the sea water, all covered with rich Mediterranean vegetation of pine and cypress to the height of immortelle, basal, heather, rosemary, aromatic and medicinal herbs of the Mediterranean.
Velebit Nature Park
Registered in the UNESCO List of Protected Biosphere Reserves – it is situated in more than one county. Zadar County boasts of Tulove grede from which the coast of Italy can be seen on a clear day, the beauty of the karst River Zrmanja which is a rafting paradise, and the underground enchantment of Cerovačke Caves.