Photogallery: Croatia – Paradise on Earth
Croatia – Paradise on Earth
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In today's photo gallery we visit a country close to Czech heart, which offers many natural beauties, UNESCO monuments, countless islands and islets embraced by the warm Adriatic Sea. Yes, we will visit Croatia, a country full of life and kind-hearted people. We will see cities, villages, typical stone beaches or beautiful national parks.
Text: Oskár Mažgút
Photos: Magdaléna Radostová, Veronika Kocmanová, Vojtěch Bližňák, Veronika Schubertová, Karin Bogschová, Olga Maňáková
Every Czech has probably experienced a classic summer vacation at the Adriatic Sea at least once. And there will be not many of those who missed the stories of Indian chief Vinettou and his white brother Old Shatterhand. Are you one of those whom these associations make a smile on their faces? Try to break away from the Croatian coast on your next vacation and let the romantic novels by Karl May to take you to places you know from classic movies based on his novels. You will discover unique national parks and other karst scenery that are undoubtedly one of the most beautiful in Europe.
Winter is still here. In spite it is still cold the summer is getting closer by every day. Hence one should start to think about a summer vacation alerady. Czechs love Croatia. We tell you where to go. Our destination are not only the famous Plitvice lakes yet many other national parks as well.
Before a journey to the national park we tried diferent travel agencies and compared what they offer and choose one of them. The town of Murter was the point of start. We sailed off from there.
From Krka national park to Split. This is our journey today. It takes us about only two hours by car to get from Krka to the city.
Zadar and the North Dalmatia are ideal summer holiday destinations - they offer everything you need for perfect vacations, therefore, it is no wonder that the Zadar region has been attracting many tourists every year. Remarkable historical and cultural monuments, beautiful surrounding islands, the most beautiful beaches, bays and coves on the Adriatic sea, vicinity to four national parks, good traffic connections, delicious traditional Mediterannean food, and domestic vine are just some of the reasons why to visit this area.
Upon visit to the town of sibenik, we set out to Krka National Park. We have known it only on pictures so we are really eager to see it for real. We really are looking forward to swim under the waterfall and also to see the longest and most visited waterfall on the Krka river. Skradinski buk.
Pag is the fifth largest island in all of Croatia. It is famous in the world for lace, Pag cheese, white wine, salt and especially the beaches and its nightlife. It differs from mainland Croatia in that it retains its rural character. Although this has changed in recent years and the island is visited mainly by young people interested in enjoying party life on the famous beach Zrce.
Sibenik is mere 200 kilometers from Plitvica Lakes, we mentioned these in our previous article. There are plentiful options where to find accommodation. I recommend you to stay at a hotel in Sibenik for you will stay many, many times at camps while in Croatia.
The holiday season is at its and and we will spend it by the sea. Still, we head to the Croatian island of Hvar where we visit the oldest settlement - the nearly three-thousand-year-old town of Stari Grad.
The last national park in the area which we explore together today. After Paklenica we return to the popular movie about Apache chief. Some scenes were shot even here. The reserve covers an area of 95 square kilometers. Its most interesting part are two deep canyons – Velika and Mala Paklenica. The national park is situated in the Velebit mountains. Off main season you can get right to the srtart of scenic route there.
We are approaching the end of our tour in Croatian towns and national parks. Today we make our last stop in the city of Zadar.
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