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Written by Nivethitha Bharathi on August 25, 2021 Share on

10 Best National parks in Croatia to visit on your vacation!

Croatia is one of the most aesthetic countries in the Adriatic sea. This country in recent years has become one of the favourite tourist destinations for millions of people around the world. The best time to travel to this beautiful country is from June to September. To begin with, this country is home to many stunning islands, waterfalls, nightclubs, lakes and national parks. These parks are unimaginably beautiful with green forests, lakes, waterfalls and hiking trails! Let us know more about the beautiful national parks in Croatia!

 

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10 Beautiful National parks in Croatia to visit

  1. Plitvice lakes national park
  2. Krka national park
  3. Paklenica national park
  4. Kamenjak national park
  5. Brijuni national park
  6. Mljet national park
  7. Kornati islands national park
  8. Northern Velebit national park
  9. Risnjak national park
  10. Biokovo national park

1. Plitvice lakes national park

Plitvice lakes national park in croatia
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Plitvice lakes national park is a treasure of the country. This amazing place is home to gorgeous terrace lakes, beautiful waterfalls, perfect hiking trails, lush green forests and turquoise blue waters. Unfortunately, you cannot swim in the lakes. The limestone canyons are massive to see and are perfect for trekking. The low built bridge connects the lakes, falls and canyons. You can also find many electric boat services to take you on a tour in and around the national park. Also, you can spot many wild bears roaming in the forests. You can hike or reach the waterfalls by electric boats.

No wonder this beautiful park made it to the UNESCO world heritage sites! There are many hotels with a view, restaurants and camping sites around Plitvice national park. You can plan to visit this place for a couple of days, camp at the site and enjoy the nightlife in Croatia in the woods. Do not miss visiting this place on your Croatia tour!

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2. Krka national park

Krka national park in Croatia
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Krka national park is one of the most bustling places in Croatia. It has 17 plunging waterfalls and a huge swimming area. Unlike other national parks, this place offers a great swimming experience. The best time to visit this place is from July to September when the sun is out and shining. This place is also home to the ancient Krka monastery built above some Roman catacombs. There are also hiking trails, camping options, lakes, forests and restaurants around Krka national park. Also, this is absolutely a kid-friendly place and a perfect destination to enjoy the vacation with your family. You can do snorkelling, sailing and explore caves in this national park. There are also many sandy beaches to visit. Try visiting this place on your vacation to Croatia!

3. Paklenica national park in Croatia

Paklenica national park is a very reserved and protected area in Croatia. This park is very famous for its majestic canyons of Velika and Mala Paklenica, natural rock formations, black pine forests and ancient caves with many bat species. It also houses many rare species like spotted deers, falcons, bears, eagles and vultures. Paklenica national park is one of the best hiking trails in the world. There are many day trips, cruise trips, sailboat trips, snorkelling facilities and cave exploration activities in this national park. During summer, you can hike up to the mountains and reach the top. This is one of the best attractions in the Balkans. On your next Croatia travel, do not forget to visit this beautiful national park!

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4. Kamenjak national park

Kamenjak national park in croatia
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Kamenjak national park is one of the top 5 national parks in Croatia. This is a protected area in the Premantura village. There are many interesting things to do in this national park. You can do cave exploring in a kayak, explore the seagull caves, cave adventure near Pula, safari tours and cruise tours. Some of the highlights of the water activities are the full moon cruise tour, three-hour cruise tour, sailing and snorkelling. There are also many amazing facilities to do hiking and camping inside the park. Also, you can explore the terrains, valleys, cliffs and the watchtower. You can also find many seafood restaurants serving some amazing Croatian food and exotic choices of wines. Do visit this place on your Croatian vacation!

5. Brijuni national park

Brijuni is one of the treasures of Croatia. This large area is an ensemble of 14 small Croatian islands. To begin with, this national park is located in the western regions of Istria county. There are so many exciting things to do in Brijuni. You can explore Pula town by boat excursions or by cruises. Also, there are many interesting day trips options from Zagreb to Brijuni national park. Exploring the Island Saint Jerolim by kayaking is one of the most famous activities to do in Brijuni. In addition, you can also go on a dolphin-watching sunset tour and snorkelling. Also, this place is famous for Istrian ham, authentic Croatian wine and seafood. Brijuni national park is totally worth visiting on your trip to Croatia!

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6. Mljet national park in Croatia

Mljet national park
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Mljet is another group of gorgeous islands in the south-easternmost Dalmatia region. You can reach this national park by ferries from Dubrovnik or by charter boats from Hvar or Split. In Mljet national park, you can go kayaking, yacht tours, sailboat trips, day trips from Mljet and snorkelling. You can also find some authentic Croatian cuisine and Mediterranean cuisine restaurants serving delicious seafood platters. This beautiful nature preserve also has hiking trails and sandy beaches. Also, you can go swimming or take a good sunbath and make the most out of your vacation! This is absolutely one of the must-visit national parks in Croatia!

7. Kornati islands national park

Kornati islands
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Kornati national park is a jewel in the Adriatic sea. This place is perfect for diving, cliff jumping, sailing, camping and hiking. You can reach this beautiful park by cruises or boats from Zadar. Kornati islands is an ensemble of more than 140 gorgeous islands, islets, reefs, mountains, beaches and hiking trails. The fortress of Tureta, Church of our Lady of Tarac and Saharun bay are some of the significant attractions of this place. Also, this is one of the best 8 national parks in Croatia and is also a very heartwarming place to visit! So, don’t forget to add this to your Croatia travel itinerary!

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8. Northern Velebit national park

Northern Velebit national park is situated in the Velebit range, the largest mountain range in Croatia. This is the most recent and youngest Croatian national park established on 17 June 1999. This park is full of rugged hiking trails. Some of the top attractions of this park are rafting, kayaking, snorkelling, sea kayaking, mountain bike rides, stand up paddle rides, trekking and sailing. In this park, you can try some of the best adventure sports in Croatia! As this is a very mountainous region, you can witness clear skies, twinkling stars and the beautiful nightlife in Croatia! Also, you can go camping for a couple of days in the woods. Visit this hidden jewel for a unique experience for a lifetime!

9. Risnjak national park

Risnjak national park is one of the prettiest national parks in Croatia. The lush green nature, blue waters and sunbathed meadows will treat your eyes for sure! Some of the top attractions of this park are hiking, boating, sailing, camping and beach visits. Besides these attractions, this park also preserves natural habitats, wildlife, flora and fauna. This place is also used for scientific, cultural and recreational purposes. Risnjak park also emphasises the importance of wild animals and ecosystem balance. Also, the entrance fee is completely free for children below 7 years! This is hands down the best place to take your kids on your trip to Croatia!

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10. Biokovo national parks in Croatia

Biokovo national park
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Biokovo nature park is one of the most alluring and dominant places in the entire Dalmatia region. It is also one of the top-rated national parks in Croatia with several interesting things to do. The Makarska skywalk is one of the top-most thrilling things to do in this national park. Some of the best beaches in Biokovo are Punta rata beach, Nugal beach, Makarska beach and beach Plisivac. Sveti Jure is a peaky mountain that is suitable for trekking and hiking. These mountain ranges reach the epitome of beauty during winter with snow caps and snowy roads. Camping in Biokovo national park is the best getaway to escape reality! This is one of the most ravishing national parks in Croatia!

 

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