Croatia – the country of national parks and reserves
A country like Croatia cannot fail to seize the heart of any visitor from the very first glance. This country is filled with unparalleled natural wonders, which will provide you with excellent areas and natural parks, which are akin to paradise in any direction whatever you will choose for your holidays. The total area of protected areas in Croatia is around five thousand kilometers, which is about 9% of the country’s territory. In total in Croatia there are 11 nature reserves and 8 national parks.
To date, this multi-faceted country, balancing between the Central European soul and Mediterranean character is completely open and ready for mass tourism.
When traveling to Croatia, you will find a rare combination of the atmosphere of the past, that appears in its ancient cities with lush and luxuriant nature, rich in parks, waterfalls, lakes and crystal clear sea. And all this is presented, accompanied by a huge cultural values, ancient buildings and castles that keep the rich history and tradition of the daily life of small communities.
In Croatia there are 147 islands, or 365 if we will take in consideration even the small islands and rocks. Kornati Islands are a protected marine area, with a wild and untouched nature. Even here you will not find the hotels, but local fishermen will demonstrate their hospitality and will give you the opportunity to stay in their homes. True paradise for fishermen is Hiljada Bay, where you are met by ever-calm sea. The largest island is Kornat, which gave the name to the national park.
Immerse yourself in a sea of enjoyment during your fascinating journey to Croatia!
The capital of Croatia, Zagreb, geographically rather isolated place, but also very vibrant and full of life city. Walking through the center, you can observe an interesting mix of old architecture and new buildings, visit the church of San Marco, the Gothic Cathedral, the Museum of Arts and Crafts, where you can trace the different stages of development of the Croatian craftsmanship over the centuries. In the Museum of Mimar you can admire a rich collection of paintings, sculptures and ceramics.
Meanwhile, the city of Dubrovnik called the city-museum, which is the apotheosis of the Renaissance and Gothic palaces, churches and monasteries, and that from the other side is bordered by the turquoise sea and the most beautiful islands of Dalmatia. From Dubrovnik you can easily reach the nearby islands of Korcula and Mljet.
The natural beauty of Croatia even more emphasized by its coastline, shaded with shallow and golden gravel. Zlatni Rat or Golden Cape is the most photographed beach in Croatia, located near the spa town of Bol on the island of Brac. If you prefer to spend time away from the crowds, you can use the car rental from Naniko and go to a small beautiful island of Cres and admire a colony of vultures and a beautiful sunset.