Explore Croatia's National Parks

This week SJ Begonja of Chasing the Donkey has been kind enough to let me use her post as a mini-series about things to do in Croatia. 

Explore Croatia's National Parks

Croatia has a total of eight national parks, and you should make sure you see at least one of these during your holiday in Croatia. Many agree that the most stunning out of these by far is Plitvice Lakes National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site two hours by bus from Zagreb. Here, you can meander along the wooden plank trails and admire the glistening waterfalls crashing into the ever changing colours of the 16 interconnected lakes below.

Not far from the Dalmatian port city of Split, you can take a day trip to the Krka National Park. Krka is complete with medieval fortresses, waterfalls and boat excursions. The other six national parks also make great stops. Especially Paklenica National Park, just 40 kilometres from the low cost carrier airport, Zadar. Paklenica National Park is home to Croatia’s largest mountain, the Velebit which rises sharply from the edge of the sea and is a nature lovers paradise.

Mljet National Park photo credit SailDubrovnik

Plitvice National Park in Fall Photo Credit Leonardo Uzeda


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