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Visiting The National Parks Of Croatia

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Although it is the scenic beaches that attract many tourists
to Croatia every year, it is the magnificent national parks that give the
country that “wow” factor! Visit any of the National Parks of Croatia listed
below and you will realize why they are the real
draw-card to this amazing country!

Plitvice Lakes
National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park is an exquisite gift from
nature, so it’s no wonder that it is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage
Sites. The park, the largest in Croatia, was founded in 1949 lies nestled
between Ljesevica and Mala Kapela mountains. There are no less than 16
connected lakes in the park, ranging in colors from green, to blue, to azure,
some of them allowing you to see your reflection in them, they are so still.
Plitvice is also famous for its stunning waterfalls that range from 25 meters,
up to an astonishing 78 meters high!

Mljet National Park

Perfect for those who get enormous pleasure from spectacular
scenery and a bit of adventure, Mljet National Park, situated in the South of
Croatia on Mljet Island and set between two salt water lakes, offers swimming, hiking,
kayaking and of course, a place to relax and soak up the sun. There’s a small
island in the middle of the larger of the two lakes where you can visit a bit
of historical Croatia property in the form of a Benedictine monastery dating
back to the 12th century. The monastery is now a café and a great
place to enjoy a hot cup of coffee after a few hours of tiring kayaking.

Krka National Park

If you find waterfalls magical, then a visit to the Krka
National Park is an absolute must! The waterfalls here are not simply for
viewing though, because you can actually become part of the breathtaking,
natural scenery by taking a swim in the pools below! The Skradinski Buk
waterfall is the largest and most famous in the park and must not be missed! Also to be enjoyed at
this park are a 14th century medieval fortress on the Krka River, an impressive
museum, or a relaxing boat ride on the river to the Krka Monastery.

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Risnjak National Park

Set on more than 6,400 hectares in the most mountainous
region of Croatia, the Risnjak National Park can only be described as superb.
Visit during winter or summer and you will have the opportunity to capture
memorable photos of wild animals such as lynx, deer and bear. Risnjak National
Park offers an extensive list of activities, one of which is fly fishing in the
waters of the Kupa River. Buy a fishing ticket and you can spend the whole day
trying your luck at fly fishing.

Paklenica National
Park

Two torrent gorges make up the Paklenica National Park,
namely the Mala (Small) Paklenica and Velika (Big) Paklenica, which run
parallel to each other. The park is a magnificent wilderness about a day away
from most of the coastal towns, so the best thing to do to enjoy the experience
completely, is to spend a few days here. Wake up to the sound of birds
chirping, put on a pair of comfortable walking shoes and spend the day
wandering along the more than 150 km paths and trails that are just waiting to
be explored!

Visiting the national parks of Croatia will be like taking a
trip to paradise, guaranteed!

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