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.

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.

Wander through Plitvice Lakes

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.
Zrmanja Canyon Velebit National Park

Hike the wild Velebit Mountain Range

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
Kornati Islands Croatia

Sail the Kornati Islands

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.
Waterfalls at Krka National Park

Bathe in Krka's waterfalls