Take a moment and feel inspired by the beautiful nature around you. The crystal clear sea may be the primary reason that attracts you to northern Dalmatia, but magnificently diverse nature offers you a lot more to explore. From numerous islands to mountains and rivers, these natural attractions are bound to take your breath away:
Krka National Park
Listen to the swashing sound of water running over cascades and down waterfalls as you take a walk along the paths by the Krka river! One of Croatia’s most visited national parks is most famous for its waterfalls Roški slap and Skradinski Buk, where visitors can also have a swim, and quiet Visovac island with the Franciscan monastery from the 15th century. If you’re not a fan of hiking, there are various cycling trails available not only for keen cyclists, but also for families.
Zrmanja river and canyon
Answer the call to adventure down Zrmanja river! Whether you opt for a photo safari from the charming town of Novigrad towards Jankovića buk waterfall, kanu safari in the summer months or rafting in spring and autumn, both from Kaštel Žagarski, Zrmanja river and canyon awaken the adventurous spirit and leave you in awe at the extraordinary force of nature. If you prefer to stick to land, walk or cycle along Zrmanja and its tributary, Krupa, for spectacular views and historical attractions such as Kuda Bridge and Krupa monastery.
Paklenica National Park
Recharge by spending a day surrounded by nothing but peace and quiet of nature in Paklenica! A paradise for fans of hiking and rock climbing, the national park is well-known for its incredible geomorphological shapes, canyons, pits, cliffs and caves as well as rich flora and fauna, including Primeval Beech Forests, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a unique place which allows you to appreciate both the mountain and the sea from the lookouts.
Kornati Islands National Park
As if they were created out of God’s tears, stars and breath, that’s how G.B. Shaw saw the Kornati islands. The best way to fully grasp the diversity of their size and shape is by taking a panoramic flight over round 150 islands, islets and reefs, 89 of which form the national park. Still, by sailing around the islands, snorkelling or diving you also get to enjoy hidden coves, pristine nature and breathtaking underwater world.
Telašćica Nature Park
A reason more for a sailing trip! The nature park is situated in the south of Dugi Otok island and is most famous for wonderful Telašćica Bay, cliffs over 150m high and salty lake Mir. Beautiful nature all around with rich flora and fauna, transparent water just perfect for diving and snorkelling as well as canoeing are what makes this nature park a popular excursion spot.
Exceptional wonders of nature
Northern Dalmatia is a true paradise for all fans of nature with beautiful, untouched scenery both on land and at sea. Whether you sail around the islands, explore mountains and rivers, stop for a moment to breathe in the fresh air and appreciate the amazing force of nature.