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National Parks in Croatia

By Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, March 2013

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Whether you’re looking to hike, mountain bike or scuba dive, Croatia’s eight National parks offer an ever-changing landscape that will satisfy the most ardent explorers. From thundering waterfalls to serene nature reserves, here’s a quick introduction to the country’s National Parks.

1. Plitvice Lakes National Park

The first of Croatia’s National parks, established in 1948, the Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the country’s most celebrated tourist attractions and makes a popular day trip from Zagreb. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the 300 square kilometer park is famous for its 16 lakes, glittering pools fed by tumbling waterfalls and encircled with dense woodland. Hiking trails abound but the park is also a hotspot for nature enthusiasts, with deer, bears, wolves and wild boar roaming the forests.

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