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National parks

Croatia has eight national parks: Brijuni, Kornati, Krka, Mljet, Paklenica, Plitvice Lakes, Risnjak and North Velebit. Their total area is 994 km²; 759 km² is land and 235 km² is water.The most popular Croatian National Parks are Plitvice Lakes, followed by Krka, Brijuni and Paklenica.The Croatian law on the preservation of nature defines national parks as one of the eight types of protected areas of nature. Another notable category is a nature park, of which there are ten. Each of the national parks is maintained by a separate institution, overseen and funded by the government ministry of nature conservation and spatial development.

  • Risnjak (Croatian National Park since September 15, 1953)
  • Brijuni (Croatian National Park since October 27, 1983)
  • Plitvice Lakes (Croatian National Park since April 8, 1949)
  • Sjeverni Velebit (Croatian National Park since June 2, 1999)
  • Paklenica (Croatian National Park since October 19, 1949)
  • Krka (Croatian National Park since January 24, 1985)
  • Kornati (Croatian National Park since July 24, 1980)
  • Mljet (Croatian National Park since November 12, 1960)


Brijuni National Park

National Park Brijuni - Brijuni consists of 14 islands and islets having a total surface area of 36.3 km². Thanks to its indented coastline, diverse flora and fauna, Brijuni is sometimes referred to as Heaven on Earthall. Park (location, climate, flora and fauna, sea world), cultural and historical heritage (since the Stone Age until now), offers and price list (accommodation, excursions, sports).


Kornati National Park

National Park Kornati - has a total surface area of 220 km², comprising 89 islands, islets and reefs. Land accounts for only around 1/4 of the park’s area – the rest is a marine ecosystem.


Krka National Park

National Park Krka - named after Krka River that runs within the park. The national park is located in Central Dalmatia, only a few kilometers northeast of the Šibenik.


Mljet National Park

National Park Mljet - National Park Mljet in the far south of Croatia is often referred to as the most beautiful Adriatic island because it has some truly rare sites – a lake in the middle of the island and an island in the lake with a castle on the island, a Benedictine monastery from the 12th century. This almost surreal image seems to have been extracted from the most beautiful stories. According to one of them, Mljet was part of Odysseus’ route and nymph Calypso kept him in captivity there.


source: www.find-croatia.com