Experience this country's natural beauty and
in the National Parks of Croatia
The land inCroatia is
beautiful and the landscape varied. From
forest to coast are national parks sure to please the explorer that lives inside
For a fun family day, you can take the group to Croatia
national parks. In total, there are eight national parks in Croatia, which do not include ten nature parks and two
strict reserves. Although all of the national parks are established andfunded by the government, each one is maintained by a distinct
This is a beautiful river canyon located in northern Dalmatia, and
is well known for hiking and mountain climbing. Paklenicawas
established as a national park in 1949, located on Velebit mountain range.
Established in 1953, the park was
enlarged in 1997 to cover the source of river Kupa. Risnjakpark is located in Gorski kotar, the most mountainous and heavily forested area
in Croatia. A hiker’s paradise.
National Parks origins
Originally, there were only two state parks, Plitvice Lakes
and Paklenica, which were established in 1949. In 1953, Risnjak joined the group and by the end of the 1960’s so
had Mljet and Kornati. Throughout the 1980’s, Brijuni and Krka were established, which left the last edition,
Sjeverni Velebit (North Velebit), to be added in
Nocturno at Krka National Park - Over 3 years the photographer
Mario Romulić took 220,000 time-lapse night photos of the National Park. He used 70,000 of those to create this
amazing video. The music is by Ana Rucner, Croatian cellist.
In 2018 over 2 million tourists have visited the 8 national parks, which is about
twenty percentof the total visitor numbers to
Croatia. These numbers are on the increase each year.
One of Plitvice Lakes'
features are wooden walkways that snake through the park
and over the lakes, suspended above the water, for visitors pleasure.
No matter which of the Croatia National Parks you decide to
venture to, it is sure to be a day well spent. You can enjoy the mountains, the sea, the islands, or a little bit
of everything, for a wonderful holiday in Croatia.