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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.
Croatia, a popular destination not only for Czech tourists, is becoming increasingly popular. It boasts beautiful nature, beautiful towns with charming streets, a long coastline with beautiful beaches and more than a thousand of islands and islets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 national park covers an area of almost 300 square kilometers yet visitors may access only a fraction of it. The greater part of the reserve is home to large beasts including bears. Seldomly a lynx has been spotted.
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