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National Parks

Wander through cascading emerald lakes. Marvel at magnificent waterfalls. Hike majestic mountain ranges. Sail through clusters of uninhabited islands. Relax at secluded bays and pretty inlets. For a country of its size, Croatia offers an abundance of diverse landscapes – there’s a national park to keep everyone happy.

Croatia has 8 national parks and 11 nature parks making it the perfect destination for lovers of nature and outdoor pursuits. Each park is completely different and offers a unique experience. From the sea to the lush green hinterland and vast mountain ranges, ripe for leisurely hiking and adventure activities. The 16 cascading emerald lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice National Park are not to be missed, along with the lively waterfalls and green valleys of the Krka river. For divers, more than three-quarters of the Kornati islands’ surface belong to the sea, with nine diving zones to explore. Paklenica national park is a favourite park for climbers and hikers – choose one of the 150 km long mountain trails under the shade of giant beech and pine forests.

Wander through Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice Lakes is one of the most popular national parks in Croatia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This natural wonder consists of 16 cascading emerald-coloured lakes, joined by waterfalls. Definitely not to be missed.
Hike the wild Velebit Mountain Range
The Velebit mountain range is a paradise for hikers and climbers. The imposing mountains can be seen from the coast and are home to bears, wolves and Lynx.
Sail the Kornati Islands
The Kornati islands are a cluster of uninhabited islands, just off the Dalmatian coast. The islands can be enjoyed on a sailing holiday or on a day trip from Split, Sibenik and Zadar
Bathe in Krka's waterfalls
Krka National Park is located along the river Krka. A series of 7 waterfalls offer the chance to bathe in the falls and are surrounded by nature and traditional water mills. The river Krka offers amazing natural beauty and the Island of Visovac, home to a 15th Century Franciscan monastery.

Holiday Inspiration...

Ultimate UNESCO

From £2,385 pp

For a small country, Croatia is packed with UNESCO protected sites and cultural heritage. In this 10-day Ultimate UNESCO tour, you will gain an appreciation for Croatia's culture and history. Starting in Zagreb and making your way through one UNESCO site after the next to Dubrovnik.
To complement the itinerary we have selected hotels that tell a story of each destination.
Explore Dalmatia

From £1,700 pp

The Dalmatian Coast boasts a beautiful coastline of indented white pebble beaches and bays, historic Mediterranean towns, Roman ruins, palaces and nearby islands. This 7-day Discover Dalmatia itinerary balances nature and beaches with culture, history, luxury islands pampering and famous views of Croatia.
A charming, colourful, Meditteranean coastal town, said to be the most romantic destination in Croatia. More
The entry point to Istria and home to the world's 6th largest and the best-preserved Roman Amphitheatre - a unique venue with a seasonal programme of events. More
A hilltop village in rural Istria surrounded by olive oil and excellent wineries. Off the beaten track you will find the Meneghetti wine estate, one of our favourite locations to experience rural Istria. More
Croatia's vibrant capital city is often referred to as 'little Vienna' thanks to its architecture and cafe culture. The city is compact, has many parks and museums and nearby hiking on Medvednica, which also hosts a ski resort in the winter months. More
The medieval fortified town with iconic views from the top of the preserved medieval walls, overlooking the Adriatic. More
Split is the second-largest city in Croatia and the largest in Dalmatia. A mix of modern urban life and ancient history. Home to the UNESCO world heritage site of Diocletian's Palace and the gateway to some of the well-known islands. More
Touted as the new St Tropez, Hvar is a glamorous luxury island off the dalmatian coast that attracts the yacht set in the peak months to the trendy bars and restaurants. Aside from the glitz, it is also steeped in culture and history. More
An entry point to Krka National Park and to the Kornati islands. Sibenik is home to the Cathedral of St. James, a UNESCO heritage site. More
Plitvice Lakes National Park
A stunningly beautiful national park with 16 cascading emerald lakes and waterfalls to explore via boardwalks and trails.
Krka National Park
Situated on the Krka river, the national park has lively waterfalls.
Famous for the longest medieval stone walls in Europe and the world-class oysters farmed in the region. The surrounding Peljesac Peninsula is a famous wine region.
This small preserved town is known for its Baroque, Renaissance and Romanesque buildings. Set on an island connected to the mainland by a bridge. The whole town is protected by UNESCO.

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