Visitors have once again flocked to Croatia’s stunning National Parks this year…
The Ministry of Environmental and Nature Protection have just revealed that last year 2,876,456 people visited Croatia’s 8 National Parks.
Plitvice Lakes National Park, which is Croatia’s biggest National Park and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979, was the most popular with 1.3 million visits, almost half of the total number. The least visited park was Risnjak National Park which had 12,715 visitors.
The second most popular park in 2016 was Krka National Park, famous for its series of 7 waterfalls.
Located along the Krka River in southern Croatia, Krka National Park has stunning cascades, a nature and includes Visovac Island, home to the 15th-century Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy. This year the park has had 951,106 visitors.
Kornati National Park was the next most visited with 157,574, followed by Brijuni National Park (149,444), Paklenica National Park (119,686, Mljet National Park (112,156) and National Park Sjeverni Velebit with 16,471 visitors.
Checkout the website www.parkovihrvatske.hr which has visitor information, interesting facts and virtual tours of all Croatia’s National and Nature Parks in 4 languages – Croatian, English, German and Italian.