A country with incredible nature.
This region has been inhabited since prehistoric times. Along the Adriatic coast in Croatia there are more than thousands of Islands, and the mountains are riddled with amazing caves and karst formations. Croatia are 444 protected areas, which constitute 8.5 % of the total area of the country.
Today’s trip to Croatia will be remembered for a long time!
1. The ruins of the fortress Gloves-Dinaric located in Dalmatia, Croatia. Was built in the 15th century. (Photo Stepo_1107):
2. The famous national Park Plitvice lakes in Croatia, located in the Central part of the country. River water Koran, the current through the limestone over thousands of years caused the travertine barriers, creating natural dams which in turn have created a series of beautiful lakes, waterfalls and caves. (Photo Tonnaja):
3. Moving on. The Zagreb Cathedral in Zagreb, the capital and largest city of Croatia. The construction of the Cathedral started in 1093, but in 1242 the building was destroyed during one of the raids of the Mongols. (Photo By Tarik Kaan Muslu):
4. The resort area of Makarska Riviera in Central Dalmatia on the Adriatic coast of Croatia. (Photo Kite_rin):
5. The town of primošten in Northern Dalmatia on the Adriatic sea. Originally a fishing village on the island connected to the mainland by a bridge, and why was its name. In the XVI-XVIII centuries belonged to the Venetian Republic. (Photo By Gerald Robert Fischer):
6. The town of Motovun, with a population of several hundred people. And what beauty that is around the open hills! Distance to the Adriatic sea – from 20 to 30 km. (Photo Xbrchx):
7. Dubrovnik on the Adriatic sea. Founded in the VII century. With 1358 under the Latin name Ragusa is the capital of the Dubrovnik Republic. Since the XIV century the city became a complex of stone and has retained its appearance until the twenty-first century. The town walls with fortresses and fortifications were built based on latest and modern tools. (Photo Biggunsband):
8. The orange roofs of Dubrovnik. (Photo Biggunsband):
9. Back in the Park Plitvice lakes. April 8, 1949, Plitvice lakes is a national Park, and since 1979 the national Park Plitvice lakes is included in the register of “World heritage” by UNESCO. (Photo Ccr_358):
10. The national Park “Plitvice lakes” is 29 482 hectares, includes 16 large and several smaller karst kaskaderskoy lakes, 140 waterfalls, 20 caves and unique beech and pine forest, preserved from ancient times and has the ability to regenerate itself. (Photo By Tomas Zrna):
11. The coastal town of Rovinj on the Western coast of the Istrian Peninsula, one of the 9 largest cities of the Peninsula. The old town of Rovinj is located on the Peninsula, similar in shape to drop in the center of which is the Cathedral. The archipelago of the city, which offers a magnificent panorama of the coastline from the historic centre, consists of 22 island. (ФотоZlatkozalec):
12. Very atmospheric place. For details, refer to the article “tales of the ancient Rovinj”. (Photo Sarenac77):
13. Cats Rovinj. For most civilizations, the location of the city was very favorable from the point of view of geographical location. However, for many years the city has achieved its independence and fought for their own autonomy. (Photo By Volker Lang):
14. In Croatia and the Coliseum is your. Pula amphitheatre of Pula – ancient Roman monument of history and architecture. This is the only remaining arenas that has 4 towers and all three Roman architectural orders. At the same time the dimensions of the amphitheatre occupies the 6th place in the world among similar structures. (Photo By Istvan Csak):
15. The monument to the uprising of the people of Kordun and Bania, Petrova Gora, Croatia. Petrova Gora is located in the Eastern part of the historic region of Kordun, near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Photo By Darmon Richter):
16. Lighthouse “Blitvenica” on a tiny island in the national Park Kornati. (Photo Simone Simone):
17. Mljet national Park. It is located on the island of Mljet, situated in the Adriatic sea in southern Croatia, near Dubrovnik. The island of Mljet is many times passed from hand to hand. The Romans used this island as a place of exile, and then he a short time was in the possession of the Bosnian monarchs, who sold it to Dubrovnik in 1333. This is among the most wooded of the Croatian Islands (72 % of the area covered by forest). (Photo Marcutti):
18. We continue our journey through Croatia. This is the coastline of the island of Hvar. The name comes from the Greek name Faros (Known), meaning lighthouse. The island of Hvar is known as sunniest island of the Adriatic (349 Sunny days a year).
The island was inhabited from the remotest antiquity. The finds discovered during archaeological excavations in the caves of the island, especially the elements of painted and encrusted pottery, gave rise to the term “hvarska culture” that is related by historians to the 3-4 millenniums BC. (Photo by Chandler Borries):
19. The town of šibenik is located in the Central part of the Adriatic coast, at the confluence of the river Krka in the Adriatic sea. (Photo By Anton Violin):
20. Castle Dubovac is one of the oldest architectural monuments in Karlovac, Croatia. Castle Dubovac got its name in honor of former oak forests, which he had long been surrounded. Interestingly, the castle Dubovac much older than the city of Karlovac, in which it is located. When the city began to build, Dubovac for a long time already existed. In the middle ages Dubovac developed as a village with a Fort, located at the intersection of the most important for its time, rivers and roads. (Photo NikolaR):
21. In the capital of Croatia, Zagreb share in the Upper Town and Lower Town, and each of them is something to see. It is the Top city from the top. (Photo Astrobobo):
22. Villa Castello on the coast. In the background you can see the beautiful coast of Istria. (Photo By Vedran Skrinjaric):
23. Autumn landscape near the town Mrzla water. (Photo Iascic):
24. The karst peaks of North Velebit. National Park Northern Velebit is situated in the Northern part of the Velebit mountain as well as the Paklenica national Park is part of an extensive nature Park “Velebit”. From the Adriatic coast, the Park separates a few kilometers. (Photo Stepo_1107):
25. “Blue eyes”. The crystal clear water out of the cave to a depth of over 100 meters. (Photo Stepo_1107):
26. Town Omis is located in the Central part of the Adriatic coast. The settlement under the name Oneon existed in the place of Omis since Roman times. In the VII century the entire coastline of the area was populated by Slavs. (Photo Ansharphoto):
27. Small uninhabited volcanic islet of Jabuka in the Croatian part of the Adriatic sea. Jabuka is located away from shipping lanes, since the magnetic background of rocks, which formed the island, it makes interference in the operation of magnetic compasses. (Photo By Gerald Robert Fischer):
28. The ridge of Velebit stretches from North-West to South-East along the Adriatic sea, separating the coast from the region of Lika in the interior. The massif contains two of the deepest caves of Croatia. (Photo By Matyas Arvai):
29. A small quiet beach Stiniva took first place in the ranking of Best Beach in Europe 2016, received the title of best beach in Europe. (Photo By Matthew Baker):
30. Yet, Croatia!
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