National and Nature Parks in Croatia

Velebit National Park
Velebit National Park

Discover nature in its original, unpolluted state at one or more of Croatia’s national or nature parks:

National Parks

  1. Brijuni Islands – a group of two larger and twelve smaller islands situated off the west coast of the Istra
  2. Kornati – a large archipelago off the coast of Zadar, featuring more than a hundred islands, islets and reefs – a fantastic place for sailing holidays
  3. Krka – lovely fast river with several waterfalls, lake and lovely Visovac island… read more
  4. Mljet – an island southwest of Dubrovnik, featuring two lakes and a small islet
  5. Paklenica – a national park on the southern side of Velebit, the largest mountain massif in Croatia
  6. Plitvice Lakes – the oldest and the most popular Croatian national park, listed as a World Natural Heritage Site by UNESCO…read more
  7. Risnjak – a forested mountain massif in Gorski Kotar featuring hydro geomorphological natural monument, the source of the River Kupa
  8. Northern Velebit – the attractive part of the Velebit mountain range, with great hiking paths and views; web:
Telašcica Nature Park
Telašcica Nature Park

Nature Parks

  1. Biokovo – a mountain above the Makarska Riviera; web:
  2. Kopacki Rit – one of the largest preserved wetlands in Europe, situated at the confluence of the Drava and Danube rivers; web:
  3. Lonjsko Polje (Lonja Field) – the largest protected wetland area of the Danube basin; web:
  4. Medvednica – a mountain massif to the north of Zagreb; web:
  5. Papuk – the most beautiful part of Slavonia’s highlands; a member of the Association of European Geoparks and of UNESCO’s Global Network of Geoparks; web:
  6. Telašcica – located on the southeast side of Dugi Otok island, near the Kornati National Park; web:
  7. Ucka – the highest Istrian mountain, rising above the Liburnia Riviera; web:
  8. Velebit – covers the major part of the mountain massif of the same name and is the largest protected area in Croatia, included in the UNESCO List of International Biosphere Reserves; web:
  9. Vransko Jezero (Vrana Lake) – Croatia’s largest natural lake. A nature park with an ornithological reserve, located between Zadar and Šibenik. There are opportunities for bird watching, educational programmes, cycling trails, bike and kayak rental, and sports fishing; web
  10. Žumberak – Samobor Hills  (Samoborsko gorje) – picturesque hilly area southwest of Zagreb; web:
  11. Lastovsko Otocje (Lastovo archipelago) – belongs to the outer group of islands in southern Dalmatia in addition to Lastovo, includes the island groups of Lastovnjaci and Vrhovnjaci, and the Island of Sušac…read more

All information about national and nature parks in Croatia in one place: – Visitors guide to national parks, nature reserves and green spaces in Croatia – the new and interactive website provides information in four different languages. The simple and user – friendly website takes you on a virtual tour around all of the 19 protected locations. You can find the information on available services, as well as all recommendations and current events. Once you’ve toured these magical places, we believe you will feel the need to share these moments, so please do that at and become a part of our community of positive travel energy.