Velebit mountain is the longest mountain range in Croatia extending in the form of a gentle arc from the Senjska draga cove and Vratnik to the upper course of the River Zrmanja to a total length of about 145 km. Continue reading “Velebit Nature Park” »
Lonjsko Polje is a flood area situated alongside the River Sava, where the following forest communities are found: common oak and hornbeam on elevated positions; on lower ground, common oak with common barberry, and common oak with ground ash; in the depressions there are forests of ground ash with snowflake, of alder, of aspen and willow. Continue reading “Lonjsko Polje Nature Park” »
Biokovo is a rugged mountain whose almost vertical cliffs rise near and by the sea leaving its imprint on the whole surrounding landscape. Its highest peak is St. Jure at 1,762 metres ASL.
Barren limestone rocks of broken relief and with watershed features, mountain grasslands and rocky pastures, and the blending of the Mediterranean and mountain climate has ensured that Biokovo is second only to Velebit in its number of endemic species. Continue reading “Biokovo Nature Park” »
Geologically it is composed predominantly of calciferous rock, and in its top section there is a narrow zone of flysch beneath the limestone cap. The slopes are a combination of limestone and dolomite, with relief forms created by erosion and tectonic activity. Continue reading “Ucka Nature Park” »
In contrast to the rest of the Pannonian mountains, which are predominantly covered by forests, at 800 metres above sea level, here there are villages with meadows, pastures and small cultivated areas. Žumberak’s highest peak is Sveta Gera (1178 metres). Continue reading “Zumberak Nature Park” »
Papuk is a significant mountain in the chain of the Slavonian mountains which closes the Požega valley on its northern side.
Geologically, it is predominantly composed of eruptive and metamorphic rocks, less of limestone and dolomites. Continue reading “Papuk Nature Park” »
Vrana Lake is the largest natural lake in Croatia, covering an area of 3,000 ha, 14 km long, about 2 km wide, with depth that does not exceed 5 metres.
The total area of the Nature Park is 5700 ha. In its north-western part the lake shores are covered with bull-rushes and reeds; this is an ornithological reserve which, in addition to harbouring numerous colonies of heron, also attracts the ibis. Continue reading “Vrana Lake Nature Park” »
In the ranking of tourist values in Croatia, along with many other qualities, the beauty and level of preservation of the natural environment holds a convincing first place along with an ecological awareness that is reflected in the relationship with nature, the organic production of food, and doing business with companies that have harmonised with environment protection standards. Continue reading “Croatia ecotourism” »
Medvednica is a nature park, that is, with its highest peak Sljeme (1,033 m), the favourite excursion destination of Zagreb locals, who use it to run away to nature, relaxation and recreation.
In the winter, Medvednica offers its visitors opportunities to ski, sledge and enjoy the fresh air and winter idyll. In the summer, it attracts many visitors on account of its much more pleasant climate, with temperatures several degrees lower than in the city. Continue reading “Medvednica Nature Park” »