Croatiaa[euro][TM]s beautiful national parks.


New York (AirGuide - Inside Air Travel) Croatia has 8 beautiful national parks and this is a well known fact, but what makes them special? If I had to summarise it in one word it would be adiversitya. The national parks of Croatia offer a variety of landscapes, from beautiful islands of crystal clear Adriatic sea, inland lakes with stunning waterfalls and misty mountains a all of that in one very small geographical area. If you are looking for a good reason to visit Croatia, it would be well worth it just because of those miracles of nature. You donat need to go around and see all of thema[bar] although I would. Find what you like the most a I am sure there is something for everyone. So letas see what makes each of the 8 national parks in Croatia so special and help you decide which one is right for you, by blogger Grgo Miocic. 1. Plitvice Lakes This one is a must see. It has been on top 10 lists to visit in the world lots of times. It is large in more that one context. It is among the oldest national parks in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Plitvice is an almost unreal combination of woody mountains and 16 lakes that are sorted in cascades creating beautiful waterfalls. A combination of azure to green, grey or blue, white or brown colours, it is a special place to visit throughout the year. Autumn colours are my favourite. 2. Kornati Islands Gems of Mediterranean a thatas how I would describe this national park and itas not overstatement. It is a collection of 89 islands, islets and reefs and a crystal clear sea with a rich marine ecosystem. There is probably no better place for your vacation if you are a fan of sailing. During the Summer sailors can enjoy an almost ideal northwest wind called aMaestrala in Croatia. One of the most special things are vertical cliffs up to 80 meters high facing the open sea that can be nicely seen from an airplane. 3. Paklenica This rock climbing haven in the heart of the mountain Velebit rises above the Adriatic Sea. It is a combination of Mediterranean and continental vegetation (black pine and beech forests) that is changing as you climb or descend through the park. Paklenica encompasses two big canyons a Velika and Mala Paklenica a with cliffs up to 400 meters high that are the main attraction of the park. If you are not a rock climbing fan, canyon Velika Paklenica offers a beautiful trekking trail. If you are close to the City of Zadar, I would say this is a must-see place. 4. Risnjak This...

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