Croatia's ultimate natural scenery

Croatia's ultimate natural scenery

Stretching from the majestic Velebit Mountains to the rocky Dalmatian coast, Croatia has a natural landscape that is both rich and unique.

Stretching from the majestic Velebit Mountains to the rocky Dalmatian coast, Croatia has a natural landscape that is both rich and unique. If you want to spend a lot of time enjoying the dense national park, limestone terrain and salt lake, consider booking for the entire trip, from flexible airfare, accommodation to airport taxis before hitting the road.

Zlatni Rat Beach, Split-Dalmatia County

Thanks to the spiky peninsula full of tiny rocks, Zlatni Rat is Croatia's most recognizable beach. Protruding from the pine-forested green shores of Brač, the “Golden Horn” attracts visitors who enjoy sunbathing, snorkeling and surfing. In particular, the headland terrain also provides a natural shelter, making the area a popular windsurfing spot. To admire the shimmering landscape of the Adriatic, you can climb the Vidova Gora mountain and see the angular beauty of the beach from above. After a day of outdoor fun, the beachfront bar at Zlatni Rat Beach Hotel is a refreshing place to relax.

Croatia's ultimate natural scenery

The triangular peninsula at Zlatni Rat beach is nicknamed the "Golden Horn"

Blue Lake and Red Lake, Split-Dalmatia County

Formed by the cave collapse, the huge limestone cliff sinkholes on the edge of the village of Imotski will surprise you. In spring, the snow melts and fills the 220-meter-deep Blue Lake, creating an impressive blue lake. While in the summer you can walk down to the bottom of the empty lake and watch the locals play football there. Next is Red Lake, with its corroded cliffs 260 meters each way, above and below the water. Before visiting these two lakes, enjoy mountain views of the Biokovo range over sun-dried bacon at Hotel Venezia Imotski.

Croatia's ultimate natural scenery

Red Lake is hidden in the largest sinkhole in Europe

Skradinski Buk Waterfall, Šibenik-Knin County

In the vast and luxuriant Krka National Park, the teal-green Skradinski Buk waterfall is the shining star. Don't miss the chance to admire cascading waterfalls, limestone terraces and small lakes from the wooden walkway, or take a boat ride with a guide to hear the story of the Skradinski Buk that powered Europe's first hydroelectric power station. Europe. You can even change into a swimsuit and dive into the water to feel the magnificence of the falls up close. To cap off the day, sip wine from the nearby vineyard, Rooms Ive in Lozovac.

Croatia's ultimate natural scenery

Skradinski Buk Waterfall is the focal point of Krka . National Park

Blue Cave, Split-Dalmatia County

There are many caves hidden in the limestone shores of Biševo island, but the 24-meter-long Blue Cave is more special. When the sun shines on the water in the natural arch of the cave, the whole space glows with a magical blue color, making everything under the water sparkle with pink and silver light. To immerse yourself in the peaceful scenery here, catch the small boats from Mezuporat Bay early in the morning. On the neighboring island of Vis, just 15 minutes away, there are air-conditioned Apartments Kastelani.

Croatia's ultimate natural scenery

Blue Cave's surreal blue color fascinates people

Plitvice Lake, Lika-Senj . County

Croatia's most famous water stream seems to emerge from a fairyland. The magical Plitvice Lake consists of 16 lakes and 90 waterfalls that gradually descend into moss-covered limestone floors. The water is swift in the spring, but come summer you can paddle and adventure on the larger lakes like Gavanovac and Kaluđerovac. Even in low season, the fall scenery and frozen waterfalls are well worth exploring. Right next to the national park is Hotel Plitvice with rooms with panoramic views.

Croatia's ultimate natural scenery

Plitvice is a complex of lakes and waterfalls stretching for 8km

North Velebit National Park, Lika-Senj . County

Not only famous for its rugged, craggy cliffs and diverse and rich ecosystems, North Velebit National Park is also home to a giant mountain range, the largest in Croatia. Following the winding trail, you will encounter jagged limestone trenches, a carpet of Siberian iris flowers showing off their purple hues, and an ancient steppe. For sweeping views of a series of valleys, mountain peaks and coastlines, head up to the Zavižan weather station located under the 1,644-meter-high Vučjak peak. Staying near Jablanac village will make it easy for you to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery around.

Croatia's ultimate natural scenery

Amazing rock formations dominate the skies of Northern Velebit

Mljet National Park, Dubrovnik-Neretva County

From Dubrovnik, taking a double-hull boat can quickly reach Mljet Island, deep in the forest, exuding an idyllic landscape. Mljet National Park occupies the entire northwest, with trails surrounding two glittering saltwater lakes, for those who love hiking and biking. Otherwise, rent a kayak and paddle to the lovely 12th-century Benedictine monastery in the middle of Lake Veliko Jezero, then plunge into the lagoon-like waters of Malo Jezero. Just a five-minute drive from the eastern edge of the national park, at Villa Radulj you can enjoy fresh seafood and lively sea views.

Croatia's ultimate natural scenery

The lovely village of Polače is the gateway to Mljet National Park

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