What to visit

What to visit

Plitvice Lakes National Park is a special geological and hydrogeological karst phenomenon. The Plitvice Lakes complex was declared a national park in 1949, it is a wooded mountain area with 16 smaller and larger lakes of crystal blue-green color. They get their water from numerous rivers and streams, and are interconnected by sparkling cascades and noisy waterfalls. Separated by travertine barriers, for which the period of the last ten thousand years has been decisive, is a fundamental feature of the Park. Spacious forest complexes, exceptional natural beauties of lakes and waterfalls, richness of flora and fauna, mountain air, contrasts of autumn colors, forest paths and wooden bridges and much more are part of a unique whole that UNESCO has declared a world natural heritage.

Kornati National Park makes up most of the group of Kornati islands in the Croatian part of the Adriatic in central Dalmatia, south of Zadar. It was declared a national park in 1980 and then placed under protection. The total area of the park is about 220 km² and consists of 89 islands, islets and cliffs. Of the park area, only about 1/4 is land, while the rest is marine ecosystem. It abounds in natural and cultural features. The vertical cliffs of the “crown” of the Kornati islands facing the open sea are the most popular phenomenon of this park. They are also habitats of rare species. The world of the Kornati seabed reveals some other fascinating stories. And it is good to know that the mainland part of the Park is privately owned.

Kornati National Park makes up most of the group of Kornati islands in the Croatian part of the Adriatic in central Dalmatia, south of Zadar. It was declared a national park in 1980 and then placed under protection. The total area of the park is about 220 km² and consists of 89 islands, islets and cliffs. Of the park area, only about 1/4 is land, while the rest is marine ecosystem. It abounds in natural and cultural features. The vertical cliffs of the “crown” of the Kornati islands facing the open sea are the most popular phenomenon of this park. They are also habitats of rare species. The world of the Kornati seabed reveals some other fascinating stories. And it is good to know that the mainland part of the Park is privately owned.

The National Park is a vast, mostly unaltered area of exceptional and multiple natural values, and includes one or more preserved or slightly altered ecosystems. Its purpose is primarily scientific, cultural, educational and recreational, and tourist activities are in the role of visiting and sightseeing. Krka National Park was proclaimed in 1985. and is the seventh National Park of Croatia. It is located entirely in the Šibenik-Knin County, and covers an area of 109 km2 along the Krka River: two kilometers downstream from Knin to Skradin and the lower course of the Cikola. With the submerged part of the estuary, it is about 72.5 km long and has 22 rivers in Croatia. The river Krka springs at the foot of the Dinara mountain, 3.5 km northeast of Knin at the foot of a 22 m high, noisy in winter and in summer waterless Topoljski waterfall, Veliki buk or Krcica waterfall.

On an area of 96 km2, along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea to the highest peaks of Velebit, Vaganski vrh (1757 m) and Sveti brdo (1753 m), there is an abundance of many natural features and phenomena, for which the whole area was declared a national park in 1949. . Rightly so, because this is a space of unique and unusual contact of sea and mountains, rich in beech and black pine forests, deep canyons vertically carved into the main ridge of Velebit, karst shapes, unique karst relief with numerous caves and pits.

On an area of 96 km2, along the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea to the highest peaks of Velebit, Vaganski vrh (1757 m) and Sveti brdo (1753 m), there is an abundance of many natural features and phenomena, for which the whole area was declared a national park in 1949. . Rightly so, because this is a space of unique and unusual contact of sea and mountains, rich in beech and black pine forests, deep canyons vertically carved into the main ridge of Velebit, karst shapes, unique karst relief with numerous caves and pits.

CEROVAC CAVES

Cerovac Caves are located in the southern part of the Velebit Nature Park, four kilometers from Gračac on the road to Knin and are among the most famous and most important speleological objects in Croatia.

Art Center & Workshop Celinka – Posedarje

An impressive art center initiated by amateur sculptor and artist Vinko Kajmak.
There is a center built with handmade art objects made of natural stone and wood.

Sculptures with motifs of Croatian national, religious and symbols of life, as well as those inspired by natural light and everyday life, are exhibited in the open air. From the monument to the woman from Posedarje who carries a kabao of water on her head from the well, you can see almost the entire history of this area. And there is no spectacle, just a church and a few houses built like in some ancient fairy tale, many sculptures and a garden full of wonders.

Recently, a unique statue of statues was erected on the theme of the Way of the Cross in memory of Jesus’ sufferings, and it consists of 14 stations carved from boulders and represent biblical motifs of the Way of the Cross, and the Tomb of Jesus and the Resurrection. 18 sculptors and 3 sculptural colonies worked on this project.

Art Center & Workshop Celinka – Posedarje

An impressive art center initiated by amateur sculptor and artist Vinko Kajmak.
There is a center built with handmade art objects made of natural stone and wood.

Sculptures with motifs of Croatian national, religious and symbols of life, as well as those inspired by natural light and everyday life, are exhibited in the open air. From the monument to the woman from Posedarje who carries a kabao of water on her head from the well, you can see almost the entire history of this area. And there is no spectacle, just a church and a few houses built like in some ancient fairy tale, many sculptures and a garden full of wonders.

Recently, a unique statue of statues was erected on the theme of the Way of the Cross in memory of Jesus’ sufferings, and it consists of 14 stations carved from boulders and represent biblical motifs of the Way of the Cross, and the Tomb of Jesus and the Resurrection. 18 sculptors and 3 sculptural colonies worked on this project.

River Zrmanja

If you like to be active and outdoors, whether you are holding a paddle in your hand for the first time or you are a canoeist with some experience, a kayaking trip or canoe safari is the right choice for you. Upon arrival, the guides will help you prepare for the trip – you will receive waterproof barrels for your picnic, towels, water, sunscreen, a camera or any other personal items you want to have with you during the trip.

After satisfying your hunger and recharging your energy, we continue with the Kayaking Zrmanja trip and that’s where the real fun begins. You will paddle through rapids and down waterfalls, swim and admire the beauty of nature that has shown itself here in all its power. The trip ends in Muškovci and after you change into dry clothes, you can buy a sandwich or eat a meal at a local restaurant. You do not need rowing experience to participate, and children from the age of 6 can also participate, accompanied by their parents. On the river we use professional sit-on-top canoes for two people who are easy to operate. Don’t forget to bring a bathing suit, shorts, a T-shirt and sandals for water (or sneakers) and a towel and spare shoes and clothes, sunscreen, water and a picnic if desired.

photo Safari – Velebit

Many attractive sites in the Velebit area can be reached only by off-road vehicles. So you will visit Tulove grede and the canyon of the river Zrmanja – sites where legendary films about Winnetou were made, spend time on the historic Velebit roads, visit the Krupa Monastery.

photo Safari – Velebit

Many attractive sites in the Velebit area can be reached only by off-road vehicles. So you will visit Tulove grede and the canyon of the river Zrmanja – sites where legendary films about Winnetou were made, spend time on the historic Velebit roads, visit the Krupa Monastery.

GRAD ZADAR

There are many sights that can be seen in Zadar, due to its long history dating back to ancient times. In addition to many old buildings, some of the sights are:

  • Sea organ

The sea organ, designed by architect Nikola Bašić, is recognizable as a specially shaped shore in several rows of stairs that descend towards the sea. Stairs stretch for about seventy meters of shore, below which, at the level of the lowest ebb of the sea, 35 pipes of different lengths, diameters and slopes are installed perpendicular to the shore, which rise obliquely to the coastal paving and end in the channel (service corridor). There are LABIUMI (whistles) on the pipes, which play 7 chords of 5 tones. Above the canal are performed stone stairs through which sound comes out, the air suppressed by the sea.

Greetings to the Sun in Zadar, 2008

From this place there is a view of the Zadar channel, islands and the sunset, whose beauty in Zadar is especially famous. The Sun Salutation consists of three hundred multi-layered glass panels set flush with the stone paving of the waterfront in the shape of a circle 22 meters in diameter. Under the glass conductive panels there are photovoltaic solar modules through which symbolic communication with nature, ie with the Sun, is realized. Simultaneously with the sunset, the lighting elements built into the circle are switched on and, according to a specially programmed scenario, they produce an extremely impressive play of light in the rhythm of the waves and the sound of the Sea Organ.