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Pearl of the Dalmatian coast, a treasure trove of Croatian history whose remains are discovered in the new digs as the city expanded. Zadar will reveal many stories About Croatian history and culture heritage.
Visit the main street Kalelarga that filled with tourists in summerdays, and enjoy the valuable cultural and historical heritage, church od St. Donat, Roman Forum, Land Gate. Do not miss widely known Sea organs and instalation Greeting the sun.
Famous director Alfred Hitchcock gave the most beautiful description of the legendary Zadar sunset.
“Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful even than the one in Key West, Florida, which is applauded every night.”
Kornati National park
Kornati is a specific corner of nature, sea and stone labyrinth built of 140 uninhabited islands, islets and rocks with approximately 238 km of coastline, situated in Zadar and Sibenik area. They are known as the most indented island group in the Mediterranean. Overlooking them from the air, you can experience a magnificent sight of silver islands that emerge from the clear blue sea. Although it may give the impression of cold and desolation, if we look at and explore closer, we can discover many natural beauties. There are habitats for rare species of birds, plants, and a special phenomenon called vertical cliffs so called “Crowns” that are facing the sea. Kornati is one of the favorite destinations for sailors in the Adriatic.
Telascica Nature Park
On the island Dugi otok (or Long Island), close to the Kornati National Park, which encompasses much of the surrounding sea islands, is another jewel of protected nature in Croatia – Telascica Nature Park. Kornati islands are known for their high rocks and cliffs and the highest cliff is located on Long Island in Telascica with the peak of 180 meters. Also, don’t miss swimming and sunbathing in the bay Sakarun, fameous sailing destination with beautiful white sandy beach and crystal blue sea.
River Krka National park
Located 82 km from Kozino (1,15 min of drivinig), Krka National park represents a beautiful natural environment with special flora and fauna in the surroundings of the Krka river and its waterfalls . The beautiful phenomenon of this area is natural karst limestone environment. The area encompasses the most beautiful part of the rivers Krka and Čikola and seven waterfalls full lenght of 242 meters. Therefore it is not surprising that such a natural environment is rich with flora and fauna. If you are lucky you can see otter , wild cat , an endemic species “Human fish” and many other animals living in the area. There are also a lot of caves, pits and gullies through the course of the river Krka. All this is enough to invite you to plunge into the green forests and fresh waterfalls of Krka and discover more beauties of Croatia’s nature.
Krka river waterfalls
With the submerged part of the Krka, it is about 72.5 km long river and it is the 22nd longest river in Croatia. It springs at the foot of the Dinara mountain, 3.5 km northeast of Knin. With seven travertine waterfalls and a total drop of 224 m, Krka is a natural and karst phenomenon. The travertine waterfalls of the Krka River are a fundamental phenomenon of this river
Northern Velebit National Park
Represents another pearl of Croatian nature. Preserved landscape and special geological diversity among which are: Lukas pit – one of the deepest caves in the world (discovered in 1999)., Botanical reserve Snowdrop where you can find the endemic specimen Croatian Sibirea. Also, there is forest reserve Borov’s peak and botanical reserve Zavizan-Balinovac-Velika kosa.
Since the Northern Velebit is a mountain park, the visiting season depends on the snow cover on the mountain peaks. The Park is normally open to visitors from the beginning of May till the end of November. Read more on Northern Velebit National park
As part of the UNESCO’s “Man and Biosphere” program (MAB – Man and Biosphere), the Velebit mountain was included in 1978 in the network of world biosphere reserves. Three years later, the whole Velebit mountain becomes a nature park. Within it there are two national parks – in the south is the Paklenica National Park, declared in 1949, and in the northern part is the Northern Velebit National Park, declared half a century later.