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Žumberak
Nature park

Žumberak
West of Zagreb is Žumberak Nature Park and Samobor Highlands. Their distinctive nature stems from the number of karstic phenomena atypical of the areas adjoining the Pannonia Plain: deep canyons, small, sparkling rivers bursting with numerous waterfalls and broad, flowering meadows.
 
Vransko lake
Nature park

Vransko lake
For those preferring physically less demanding way of enjoying the world of nature, the Vrana Lake Nature Park is perfect. It consists of the largest lake in Croatia and its surrounding area. Located in the vicinity of the sea, the lake is home to exceptional number of bird species, to wild ducks and egrets in particular.
 
Velebit
Nature park

Velebit
Velebit is the largest Croatian mountain and as such rich in natural phenomena. Protected as a nature park and extending over 2,000 km2 in area, it is by far the largest protected area in the country. Within the park there is a whole range of smaller protected areas, including two national parks...
 
Učka
Nature park

Učka
Amongst the main attractions of Učka are the unique limestone formations in the area of Vrana and at the very top of Učka, where an old tower is erected. Mountaineers like to be photographed next to this tower. From the summit of the mountain there are unforgettable views of the nearby islands and Opatija Riviera.
 
Telašćica
Nature park

Telašćica
This deep bay is one of the most popular havens for yachtsmen in the Adriatic, providing a safe berth during the strongest storms. The rocky shores of the bay are low on the landward side while facing out to sea are imposing cliffs...
 
Papuk
Nature park

Papuk
The features that visitors find most captivating are endless forests of Papuk, extending as far as the eye can see. These woods are mainly mountain beech, but there are also oak, fir and other types of trees. By far the most beautiful part of Papuk is Jankovan park-wood, one of Slavonia’s favourite excursion sites.
 
Medvednica
Nature park

Medvednica
Medvednica Mountain is covered with dense beech, oak, chestnut and fir forest and it certainly is favourite excursion destination for the Zagreb citizens and their guests. The mountain is criss-crossed by numerous paths and trails, less demanding ones that are fitted with benches and information boards...
 
Lonjsko polje
Nature park

Lonjsko polje
The largest nature park in Central Croatia is Lonjsko polje, located in the valley of the river Sava, east of Zagreb. Covering an area of 506 km2, it is one of the largest European preserved wetlands, protected by the Ramsar Convention as a wetland area of the world importance.
 
Lastovsko otočje
Nature park

Lastovsko otočje
This remote group of islands is richly indented, full of greenery and boasts a unique folklore tradition. One of the reasons for such a high degree of preservation and the special atmosphere of peace and tranquillity is their remoteness: it takes more than a four hour journey from the mainland to reach them.
 
Kopački rit
Nature park

Kopački rit
The greenest waters and forests in the whole of Slavonia are to be found in Kopački rit Nature Park. The park covers the wetland area around the confluence of Drava and Danube rivers, near Osijek, covering a total of 238 hectares, and which, due to its inaccessibility, has remained in the intact state since the olden times.
 
Biokovo
Nature park

Biokovo
This imposing mountain is by far the greatest sight of the Central Dalmatian coastline, and its only nature park. There are few places in the Mediterranean where peaks of over 1,500 metres high come so close to the sea and where mountains rise so steeply as they do here.
 
The Natural Park of Papuk mountain near Požega is one of the most beautiful parts of the Slavonian mountains, and is also a member of the European Geopark Network and the UNESCO global network of geoparks.

Kopački Rit, a zoological and botanical reserve at the mouths of the rivers Drava and the Danube, is the largest and most well preserved swampland in Europe.

Lonjsko polje in Posavina is the largest flood land in the the Danube and is also famous for its renowned white stork sanctuary in Čigoč as well as its herd of wild horses.

Medvenica Nature Park with the Veternica cave and the forest reserve includes the mountainous region around Zagreb and there is the Žumberak- Samoborsko Gorje Natural Park nearby.

 Učka Nature Park is located on the mountain with the same name, which is 1400 m high, and is in the east of Istria above the Kvarner riviera.

Biokovo Nature Park is very similar and stretches above the Makarska riviera. Located between Zadar and Šibenik, near the town of Pakoštan, Vransko jezero is the largest natural lake in Croatia, which has an ornithological reserve in the park.

Velebit Nature Park is the largest protected area in Croatia that includes most of the Velebit mountain range, and is also on the UNESCO list of international biosphere reserves.

Lastovo Nature Park consists of a group of 44 islets and reefs, which are part of the outer group of south Dalmatian islands with rich flora and fauna.
 
 

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