Croatia is one of the ecologically best preserved parts
of Europe. It is a land where the hues of the sunny and warm
Mediterranean happily blend with the tranquillity and freshness of
mountains and the gentle sway of the golden plains of Pannonia. A land
of truly divine inspiration that has delighted many of the world’s
prominent men of letters. A rare European landscape which boasts as
many as eight national parks in so small an area!
With Risnjak, Paklenica, the Plitvice Lakes and Northern Velebit in
the mountainous area, and with the Kornati Archipelago, the island of
Mljet, the Brijuni Archipelago and the Krka waterfalls in the coastal
area, Croatia is indeed a jewel of the primeval beauty of nature.
Adding to that two arboretums, one in Trsteno, near Dubrovnik, and
Opeka, near Vinica, numerous historical parks and protected nature
parks, it is indeed a green land, with as many as 4300 plant and as
many animal species.
Do not delay: sail the azure blue waters of the Adriatic and
discover the island which is one of the last habitats of the griffon
vulture in Europe. For dedicated nature lovers in Croatia you can put
to sea with an adopted dolphin or, if you are particularly lucky,
encounter the mysterious and rare Mediterranean monk seal. Whatever you
decide to do, you will find that this is a place where the colours of
nature are at their warmest and fullest.