Krka National park

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Krka National Park encompasses the area along the course of the Krka River, which flows through a deep and picturesque canyon for over 75 km and creates roaring waterfalls– Bilušić buk, Miljacka, Brljan, Rošnjak, Manojlovački slap, Roški slap and the fantastic Skradinski buk (Krka falls 46 m), Europe's largest travertine barrier. There are also two remarkable cultural monuments within the park boundaries: the Franciscan monastery on the island of Visovac and the Krka monastery.

Visovac Island stands in the middle of a lake-like expansion of the Krka River, where the green waters have created a karst plateau, giving rise to the harmonious coupling of natural and historical heritage. Surrounded by the hilly Miljevac plateau and the gorgeous Rupsko polje, through the toils of the farmers, the beauty is united in the lap of the blue depths of its lake, spiting the tempests of historical tribulations over the ages.

An irresistible, charming crag in the midst of nature, transformed by the monks over centuries of diligent work into an island full of trees, colorful flowers, fruits and vegetables, this island is an eternal sight for tourists.It was first mentioned in the documents in the 14th century. In about 1445, the Franciscans inhabited the island, expanded its area and took up science and education, erecting the church and monastery in 1576. The buildings were later restored in the 18th century.


Kornati National park

In the central part of the Croatian Adriatic, near where the Šibenik and Zadar islands meet, is a distinctive and, in many ways, special group of islands called Kornati.

Due to their magnificent landscape beauty, interesting geomorphology, the great indentation of the coastline and wealth of living marine ecosystems, the majority of the sea area of the Kornati archipelago was proclaimed a national park in 1980.

Today, Kornati National Park covers an area of 220 km2 and includes a total of 89 islands, islets and crags, with approximately 238 km of coastline.Furthermore, the relatively large number of islands, i.e. the terrestrial part of the park, accounts for less than one-quarter of its total area, while the rest is the marine ecosystem.