Croatia has some of the world’s best regarded and most beautiful national parks; there are over 400 protected areas in Croatia which, surprisingly considering Croatia’s small geographical size, include mountains, rivers lakes and islands.
The Plitvice Lakes National Park is considered by many to be one of Europe’s greatest natural wonders. It’s surrounded by high wooded mountains. Composed of sixteen beautiful lakes of crystal blue-green water which are connected to each other by a series of foaming, thundering waterfalls, fed by many rivers and streams. The waters of these lakes have dissolved the limestone rock and carved out the valley in which they now lie. The Plitvice Lakes were declared a National Park in 1949, and since 1979 they have been on the UNESCO’s list of World Natural Heritage sites.
The Krka National Park, another of Croatia’s best known national parks, surrounded by the beautiful river Krka, which gives the park its name, was given national park status in 1985. It includes Skradinski buk, a clear pool surrounded by breathtaking waterfalls, the Roški Slap waterfalls and the picturesque island of Visovac.
These beautiful Croatian National Parks should be on any traveler’s list of places to see. So, don’t miss out on one of the most beautiful countries in the world and come and visit Croatia!
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