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Brijuni
National park

Brijuni
Brijuni, a group of islands comprising of two large and twelve smaller isles, are strung along Istria’s south western coast not far from Pula. Their surface area is barely seven km2, but together with the surrounding sea the total area of the park is 34 km2.
 
Kornati
National park

Kornati
The Kornati archipelago consists of 140 uninhabited islands, islets and reefs comprising an area of only 70 km2. They are famous for the peculiar shapes of reefs and crags but particularly for their high cliffs. There are those who claim that the number of the smaller islands is even greater...
 
Krka
National park

Krka
The largest part of this amazing river’s course is the national park, which in addition to its natural phenomena abounds with cultural and historical monuments. The most outstanding of these is the Franciscan monastery on the tiny island of Visovac, set in the middle of the lake widening in the river like a precious stone.
 
Mljet
National park

Mljet
Situated on the island of the same name, Mljet National Park is the most important protected area of the Dalmatian south. The park covers the western part of the island, which many regard as the most alluring in the Adriatic, full of lush and varied Mediterranean vegetation.
 
Northern Velebit
National park

Northern Velebit
The unique landscapes and the greatest wealth of flora and fauna are to be found in the area of Northern Velebit National Park. Located in the peak area of the northernmost part of the mountain and extending over 109 km2, the national park is rich in exceptional features...
 
Paklenica
National park

Paklenica
The greatest natural jewel of the Zadar area is Paklenica National Park, which covers the most attractive parts of the southern Velebit, concentrated in a mere 96 km2. Its most striking features are two forbidding gorges - Velika and Mala Paklenica.
 
Plitvička jezera
National park

Plitvička jezera
This is Croatia’s best known national park and the only one of eight that is listed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage sites. The main attractions of this park, unique in the world, are the 16 small lakes joined by waterfalls created by the sedimentation of travertine, a special type of limestone.
 
Risnjak
National park

Risnjak
This mountain massif was named after the lynx, in Croatian ris, its most popular inhabitant. It covers the area of 64 km2 and being located where the Alps meet the Dinaric Range and where the Mediterranean gradually gives way to the Pannonia Plain...
 
National Park  Brijuni is a collection of two larger and 12 smaller islands on the western coast of Istria.

Kornati has the densest collection of islands in the Mediterranean with a total of about three hundred islands, islets and reefs. Out of them 152 (89) are stretched between Dugi Otok and Žirje and make up the National Park.

The Krka National Park is a natural Karst phenomenon with 7 waterfalls, and is extremely rich in endemic species.

The Paklenica National Park, which consists of both big and small Paklenica is on the southern part of Velebit – the largest mountain range in Croatia.

The Plitvice Lakes National Park, the most famous National Park in Croatia is also the only natural good on the UNESCO list.

The Risnjak National Park near Delnice is a forested mountain area north of Rijeka which asides from being the habitat for numerous wild species also has a natural hydrological monument – the source of the river Kupa.

The Northern Velebit National Park is the most valuable part of northern Velebit.

Located south west of Dubrovnik, the Mljet National Park includes the western wooded part of the island of Mljet that is significant for its extremely rich Mediterranean vegetation and cultural heritage.
 
 

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