Croatia is not just for sea lovers. Guide

Poles love Croatia. Every year this country, located in the Mediterranean Sea, is visited by many Polish women and men. Although the first associations are usually beautiful beaches and the Adriatic Sea, Croatia has many more surprises that will delight lovers of trips close to nature. We have selected a few such places for you.

  • If you go to Croatia, we recommend that you take a break from the city noise and visit places where nature is most important. Croatia offers much more than just fantastic beaches
  • One of the biggest attractions is the triangular paradise beach, whose appearance changes depending on the direction of the wind and waves
  • Those who prefer mountaineering should visit the Biokovo Natural Park. The steep, rocky slopes of the mountains seem to rise from the sea
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What but the evenings on the beach and the blue waters of the Adriatic? The landscape of Croatia includes mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, wild lakes and animals that live in harmony with nature. Regardless of the resting place, we recommend that you get away from the city for a while and go to the national park, among other things – there are eight in Croatia. Which places full of wild nature do we recommend the most? See for yourself.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

The Plitvice Lakes National Park, located in the central part of the country, about 140 km from Zagreb, is one of the flagships of Croatia. It is the largest, oldest and most beautiful National Park. As early as 1979, UNESCO put it on the World Heritage List. The biggest attraction are undoubtedly the flowing lakes with crystal clear water and numerous waterfalls. In addition, the tourist route consists of a network of special piers and some places can only be reached by boat. They are distributed in such a way that they can adjust their level of difficulty according to the individual abilities of tourists: the shortest takes up to 2 hours, the longest – up to 8 hours of hiking. However, it is forbidden to leave the marked trails, as well as camping, making fire, fishing or swimming in lakes.

There are about 1,100 plant species and many animal species in the park. You enter the Park through one of two prepared entrances with ample parking spaces and visitor service centers.


Plitvice Lakes National Park is a Croatian natural phenomenon

Photo: Luka Esenko / Press materials

island of Mljet

Mljet is the eighth largest Croatian island. Compared to others it is a kind of green oasis. And all thanks to the fact that it is covered with dense forests. Due to its natural values, the western part of the island is protected as part of the Mljet National Park. There are two salt lakes Malo and Veliko Jezero in its territory. The second is the biggest attraction in all of Mljet, namely the island of St. Mary with the Benedictine abbey. It is worth visiting this corner of Croatia if you want to escape the crowds and enjoy the blissful tranquility.

A visit to the island of Mljet is a good idea if you have already seen most of the Croatian sights and are looking for something more alternativeYou will also enjoy yourself here if you like the beautiful nature and the possibility of long walks or bike rides. There are several hiking trails in Mljet National Park that allow you to fully admire this part of the island.

Island of Mijet

Island of Mijet

Photo: Aleksandar Gospic / Press material

Krka Waterfalls

Krka National Park is a must-see for those who want to experience the beauty of the waterfalls that this tourist spot is known for. There are over a thousand species and subspecies of plants in the park and numerous endemic fish species live in the river. Krka also plays an important role in bird migration in spring and autumn.

The area along the Krka River is full of traces of human presence from prehistoric times to the present day. There are the remains of the Roman aqueduct of Scardona, the remains of the Roman military camp Burnum and the remains of medieval Croatian fortresses from the 14th century.

Waterfalls in Krka . National Park

Waterfalls in Krka . National Park

Photo: Zoran Jelaca / Press materials

Zlatni Rat, the island of Brac

On the island of Brač, in Bol, there is also the most beautiful beach in Croatia – Zlatni Rat. It is a paradise beach whose appearance resembles a long sandy tongue that changes depending on the direction of the wind and waves. The beach is loved by windsurfers because the wind that blows into it creates great conditions for practicing this sport. Beachgoers will also feel very comfortable here. The beach is not only beautiful, but also clean and tidy. In this year’s ranking of the cleanest beaches in Europe, Croatia won the “silver medal”. Of the 910 bathing areas, no less than 97.7%, including Zlatni Rat, meet strict standards.

island of Brac

island of Brac

Photo: Aleksandar Gospic / Press material

Biokovo Nature Park

People who prefer mountain climbing to beaches should visit the Biokovo Natural Park. The steep, rocky slopes of the mountains, whose peaks reach more than 1,500 meters, seem to rise from the sea. There are marked tourist and cycling trails in Biokov, and places to relax. There are also interesting monuments from the past, when the only inhabitants of the mountains were shepherds. Today the road from Makarska Riviera and from the mainland of the Dalmatian Zagora leads to the Natural Park, including the highest peak – Sveti Jure, 1,762 m above sea level. Be sure to visit the Sky Walk viewpoint, which offers a magnificent panorama of the surrounding islands!

Biokovo Nature Park

Biokovo Nature Park

Photo: Plamenko Cvitic / Press materials

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