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Surroundings

The "Kornati" National Park is located in the central part of the Croatian Adriatic, between the islands of Šibenik and Zadar; occupying a surface area of approximately 220 square kilometres and incorporating 89 islands, islets and crags with approximately 238 kilometres of coast line - the dry land surface area of the park occupies only a quarter of the park’s total surface.

The "Paklenica" National park stretches from the coastline to the south of Velebit all the way to the peak of its highest mountain tops – Vagan, Babinpeak and Sveto brdo (Holy Mount). It also encompasses the river courses of Velika and Mala Paklenica - their canyons vertically carved into the south slopes of Velebit and the wider surrounding area. Due to the exceptional wealth of geomorphological phenomena and structures, as well as the diverse plant and animal world, the attractive landscape and untouched nature has been attracting many lovers of nature and adventure for 63 years since the declaration of national park status in 1949.

The "Krka" National Park has been in existence since 1985, but the River Krka has been creating its seven limestone waterfalls for centuries. The park is located in the vicinity of the Šibensko-Kninska County, and covers an area of 109 square kilometres. The many events that are enriched by various tourist, cultural, educational and recreational activities will make any visit to the “Krka” National Park a day-long delight for the whole family.

The "Plitvička jezera" National park is definitely the most prominent and most visited of its kind in Croatia, more so since it is the only natural Croatian asset to be included in the World Heritage List (UNESCO) back in 1979. Its basic features are a hilly-mountainous area with geological and water features, such as karstic phenomena, as well as a forested habitat. The possible activities to be enjoyed in the park include: walking, hiking, riding on electric boats and trains, taking photos, cycling, as well as skiing and rowing.

The "Vransko jezero" Natural Park is one of the rarest and most untouched natural freshwater bird habitats, with sources of drinking water and a distinctive area of biodiversity. Of its 57 square kilometre surface area, 30 square kilometres of the park are occupied by Lake Vransko - the largest natural lake in Croatia. Unique in its position and characteristics – it is actually a karst bowl that is filled with semi-salty water and lies below sea level. The park also features a motor-camp as well as a restaurant.

Biograd is almost equidistant between Zadar and Šibenik - two of the larger cities of the region. Because of its position, it has equally good transport links with both destinations.

With its rich cultural history and atmosphere, not to mention a multitude of museums, theatrical shows, entertainment programs and daily events, Zadar has been attracting tourists for decades. Recently the architectural phenomenon of “Sea Organs" has become the busiest part of the city – which is unique in the world in its fusion of sea energy and stone instruments, not to mention its associated "Greeting to the sun" light feature, which changes the appearance of that part of the seafront each day.

Located in the centre of the Šibensko-Kninska County, Šibenik was an industrial city until only recently. However, tourism now plays an increasing role in the economy of this city. In the immediate vicinity lies the popular tourist destination of Vodice, as well as views across to Jadrija, which is a city beach on the beautiful peninsula of Jadrija, not to mention Solaris (the largest tourist complex in the area) – all of which testifies to the fact that Šibenik, from a cultural and historic point of view, offers a variety of tourist attractions.