BRIJUNI-National Parks Brijuni is the name of a group of islands and a national park (since 1983) along
the western coast of Istria, located 6 km from Pula; The coastline of these islands are well indented; the
combined total length being 37.8 km. The surface of the islands are fairly level, making the vegetation of the islands extremely rich.
KORNATI is the largest and most dense archipelago in the Adriatic Sea, consisting of 147 islands, islets
and reefs making up a total area of 69 sq. km. The Kornati area is one of the richest fishing grounds in
the Adriatic, known especially for its ''bent'' fish. There is also a modern, well equipped marina ''Piskera
ACI Marina'' located on the Island of the same name.
is located in Dalmatia and springs out at the western foot of Dinara Mountain and flows into the sea
near Sibenik. Krka National Park may be reached from Skradin by a National Park boat, which goes
upstream to Skradinski Buk. Another way to travel to the Park is by automobile. You may drive to the
entrance in Lozovac. From Lozovac, National Park buses then take visitors to Skradinski Buk. The Roski
Slap Waterfall may be reached by car via Miljevci or Skradin.
is an island in the southern Dalmatian archipelago, south of the Peljesac Peninsula, and is
separated from it by the Mljet Channel. In the interior of the island are another four small, submerged
karats valleys, called "Blatine" or "Slatine" (eel fishing grounds). Larger coves found there are Luka,
Polaca, Tatinica, Sobra, Luka Prozura, Okuklje and Saplunara. Along the coast are numerous islets.
Mljet has ferry lines which connect it to Peljesac and Dubrovnik.
PAKLENICA (since 1949) is in the south-eastern part of the Velebit littoral slope, close to
Starigrad. It covers an area102 sq. km and comprises one of the largest forest areas of the
Mediterranean (1,840 hectares) and two picturesque canyons (with the outstanding karst phenomena),
Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica. Its magnificent beauty and charm is enjoyed not only by hikers and
mountaineers, but also by a number of excursionists, nature-lovers, flora and fauna enthusiasts.
PLITVICKA JEZERA makes up 16 interlinked lakes between Mala Kapela Mountain and Pljesevica
Mountain, in the region of Lika. Due to their natural beauty and significance, the Plitvice Lakes and a
large forest complex around it were set aside as a national park in 1949. The National Park is divided
into a broad and a narrow protection zone which defines the level of protection. Some traditional
occupations, such as animal grazing on certain pastures and forest management (according to stringent
regulations) are permitted in the broad protection zone. In the narrow protection zone only protective
measures are permitted.
RISNJAK a mountain massif and national park is located in the western part of Gorski Kotar, 18 km
Northeast of Rijeka; The area of Risnjak Mountain plays a significant role in vacation tourism, and
represents an attractive destination for excursions, climatic resorts, excellent winter sports, mountain
tours, hunting and fishing in streams and artificial lakes.