The Top 5 Natural Wonders of Croatia – Croatian National Parks
Croatia has a lot to offer to its visitors. It is a country with an abundance of beautiful beaches, ancient architecture, and delicious food. However, there are many things that make Croatia unique that you might not know about unless you’ve visited before. One of these things are Croatia’s national parks, which are all around the country and are worth visiting if you’re looking for something exciting to do while in Croatia. Let’s take a look at some of them:
1. National Park Plitvice Lakes
The Plitvice Lakes National Park is a beautiful place in Croatia. It was founded in 1949 and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979. The park has 16 lakes that are connected by trails. You can choose which entrance you want to enter and the length and difficulty of the trail itself, depending on how much you want to see, how much time you have and your physical condition.
2. National Park Kornati
National Park Kornati consists of 89 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabited. The biggest fans of Kornati are sailors, for whom Kornati offers what they’re looking for: a sunny maze of sea and islands and peace in the untouched nature.
3. National Park Mljet
The Mljet National Park is located on the island of the same name, where there are two deep bays that are practically considered lakes – Veliko and Malo jezero. Besides these beautiful lakes, there is also a Benedictine monastery on the small island in the middle of Veliko jezero.
4. Krka National Park
Krka National Park stands out for its natural beauty, the main attraction of which are the seven waterfalls, as well as the Franciscan monastery on the island of Visovac. There are also old mills here, now converted into museums, where you can see how grain was ground in the past.
5. North Velebit National Park
However, if you have come to Croatia for an active vacation and are looking for a mountain peak, we would definitely recommend climbing one of the mountain trails to the top or taking a bike ride on the North Velebit.