Natural attractions in Croatia

Natural attractions in Croatia

Thanks to its incredible natural beauties Croatia is an ideal destination for an active holiday and one of the most popular destinations among travellers.

National parks

There are 8 national parks and 11 nature parks in Croatia.

Nature Parks

When mentioning Croatian parks of nature, it is necessary to point out Kopački rit located near the city of Osijek. It is the largest ornithological park in Europe, and besides the famous zoo reserve and Tikveš castle, it is also popular for recreational fishing. Lastovo Nature Park is an island group in southern Dalmatia consisting of 44 islands and islets. Except the rich flora and fauna, it stands out for its very diverse underwater world. Other nature parks of Croatia are: Učka in Istria, Telaščica on the island of Dugi otok, mountain Biokovo in central Dalmatia, Papuk forest in Slavonia, Lonjsko polje near Sisak, Medvednica mountain near Zagreb, Žumberak-Samoborsko mountains, Vrana lake near Pakoštane and the largest Croatian mountain Velebit.  


The Croatian coast is known for having one of the most beautiful and indented coastlines in the world. It has a stunning crystal clear sea with countless picturesque bays and reefs. Nearly hundred beaches carry the Blue Flag, which represents the highest standard of cleanliness. Sandy beaches are especially suitable for families with children and can be found in Crikvenica, Medulin, and the island of Rab where the famous sandy beach called Paradise beach is located. There is also well known Sakarun Beach on Long Island specific for its white sand and turquoise sea. Popular family beaches also include fine pebble beaches along the Makarska Riviera, and one of the main attractive pebble beaches well known for its exceptional beauty is the Zlatni Rat beach on the island of Brač. On the island of Krk and in Istria, more precisely near Porec, Medulin, Rovinj, and Vrsar, there are numerous naturist beaches and campsites, while the most famous beach Zrće in Novalja has become a cult for youth and parties which attracts thousands of young people year after year. Kornati beaches are ideal for Robinson tourism and a true paradise for those who like to enjoy their privacy. These are the beaches that will satisfy all appetites, from families with children to those who love sports and entertainment, all the way to the naturist and the ones who just love the pure solitude.