The Plitvice Lakes National Park (www.np-plitvicka-jezera.hr
) is the oldest and largest national park in Croatia.
Declared a national park in 1949, it was added to the UNESCO Natural Heritage List in 1979. The Park is located between the mountain ranges of Mala Kapela and Plješivica and forms a system of 16 lakes connected by numerous cascades. Prošćansko Lake (639 m) is the largest.
The Kornati National Park (www.kornati.hr) is the most dense island group in the Mediterranean (150 islands), located between the islands of Dugi otok and Žirje. The islets which belong to the group are very attractive to those interested in kayaking or sailing, as well as for those interested in mountain climbing. The crystal clear water is ideal for diving and fishing.
The Krka National Park (www.npkrka.hr) , formed around the Krka River, flows through canyons with its seven magical waterfalls. This area is extremely rich in endemic flora and fauna and is home to more than 220 bird species. Mills along the river, the ruins of fortresses, and the picturesque mouth of the Čikola River above the Skradinski buk waterfall are characteristic for the river’s scenery. A Franciscan monastery with a rich history is located on a small islet in the centre of the Visovac Lake.