BIOKOVO Natural Parks Biokovo is a mountain along the central part of the Dalmatian coast. Biokovo
descends toward the sea with its very steep and bare limestone rocks, under which is a narrow and
green littoral belt.
KOPACKI RITis a nature park not far from the confluence of the Drava and the Danube, situated at the
border and is one of the most important, largest and most attractive preserved intact wetlands in
Europe. It comprises many backwaters and ponds along the Danube.
Lonjsko polje is a part of the flood plain between the Sava River and Moslavacka Gora
Mountain, running partly along the Lonja River; it is a retention basin for the Sava waters. This flooded
area, where high waters persist for up to six months, is one of the largest European hatching grounds for
Pike. It is also a famous area for a variety of flora and fauna.
MEDVEDNICA(Zagrebacka Gora) is a mountain in the immediate vicinity of the northern part of Zagreb;
the highest peak being Sljeme (1,032 m). Apart from walking through the forests, Medvednica attracts
visitors to its many caves. The most interesting of them is Veternica, one of the largest caves in Croatia.
There are also a number of other attractions such as gorges, waterfalls (Soot Waterfall), karats
TELASCICAis a large cove in the extreme south of Dug Took Island;, approximately 10 km long and
between 160 and 1,800 m wide, with several expansions having sandy and mud bottoms. The depth of
the inner part reaches 12 m, and the outer part reaches up to 60 m. Telascica is one of the largest and
most beautiful coves on the Croatian coast. The cove has 25 inlets, five islets and a special natural
attraction - a salt lake. The Telascica Cove is an excellent anchoring ground and shelter for yachts.
VELEBITis the longest mountain range in Croatia - stretching in the form of a gentle arch from the cove of
Senjska Draga and Vratnik to the upper course of the Zrmanja River, a total length of approximately
145 km. The most beautiful hiking trail on Velebit is Premuzic's Trail (50 km long), with amazing vista
points. At 1,600 meters and without much ascending, this trail leads hikers to the magnificent karst
formations known as Rozanski Kukovi, which have been, due to their specific natural features,
designated as a nature reserve, together with Hajducki Kukovi. There are several levels of nature
conservations on Velebit: Velika. Mala Paklenica has been designated as a national park; Rozanski and
Hajducki Kukovi have the status of a strict nature reserve, while the entire mountain massif of Velebit, a
forest vegetation reserve, has been proclaimed a nature park. There are several other protected areas,
among which the most important are located: the forest vegetation reserve, Stirovaca and the
geomorphologic natural monument, Cerovacke Spilje (Cerovac Caves). In 1978 Velebit was included in
the international network of biosphere reserves by the UNESCO.