Croatia has a total of eight magnificent National Parks, the parks cover in total approximately 994 km² of which 759 km² is land and 235 km² water.

 

National Parks of Croatia are protected by law and have strict rules that apply to the use of the parks, National Park Plitvice is additionally protected under UNESCO World Heritage Listing.  National Park Plitvice is Croatia’s oldest National Park.

 

Croatia’s National Parks will provide you with a diverse selection of scenery including dense wooded forests and islands, waterfalls and lakes.

 

Entry prices into the National Parks are reasonably prices, like most things it is more expensive to go during the peak season (summer).

 

 

National Park of Croatia
Brijuni National Park National Park since the 27th of October 1983
Kornati National Park National Park since the 24th of July 1980
Krka National Park National Park since the 24th of January 1985
Mljet National Park National Park since the 12th of November 1960
Paklenica National Park National Park since the 19th of October 1949
Plitvice Lakes National Park National Park since the 8th of April  1949
Risnjak National Park National Park since the 15th of September 1953
Sjeverni (Northern) Velebit National Park National Park since the 2nd June 1999

 

Brijuni National Park - Also know is Brioni in Italian is located just a short trip from Pula - Istria.  The main attraction of Brijuni is the wild life.

 

Kornati National Park - The Kornati Islands archipelago makes up what is Kornati National Park - large collection of islands.

 

Krka National Park - Krka National Park is a smaller less impressive version of Plitvice National Park,  there are lakes and waterfalls, one of the lakes you can swim in too.

 

Mljet National Park - Mljet National Park is half of Mljet Island, a wonderful thick forest, the national park consists of two large saltwater lakes.

 

Paklenica National Park - Paklenica National Park is a must see destination if you are into rock climbing, the park consists of the Velebit mountain range.

 

Plitvice Lakes National Park -  Plitvice Lakes National Park is the National Park of Parks, massive waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, nature at its finest.

 

Risnjak National Park - A thick forest not far from Rijeka, this park is full of wildlife and alpine flora.

 

Sjeverni (Northern) Velebit National Park -  The youngest of National Parks in Croatia, the park consists of the Velebit Ranges.