Krka National Park
In hinterland of Šibenik in central Dalmatia one of the most beautiful nature beauties of Croatia is located. Krka river, which is runs almost entirely through the park area, creates beautiful landscape: numerous waterfalls that adorn its flow, lush green vegetation in contrast with the rocky cliffs above, caves that were home to prehistoric people and many more. Waterfalls are the most famous feature of this Park, and Skradinski buk is the biggest one. There is also a Franciscan monastery on the Visovac islet, Krka monastery and the remains of Roman military camp Burnum as historic and archaeological attractions of the Park.
Kornati National Park
This beautiful archipelago is located in the waters of north and central Dalmatia and makes a great boat trip destination. More than hundred island, islets and rocks create stunning archipelago that, when looked from above, looks like stone pearls scattered on the deep blue surface of the Adriatic sea. Crystal clear waters of the Park are perfect for swimming and scuba diving. The biggest island is Kornat and although it has never been permanently inhabited there are remains of fortresses, churches and drywall, together with preserved churches, walls and houses. Kornati archipelago is also a great location to taste fish as there are several restaurants that offer sea food and traditional Dalmatian dishes.
Vransko Lake Nature Park
Just a few kilometers from Turanj one can find Vransko lake, the largest freshwater lake in Croatia and one of the largest wetland areas in coastal Croatia. It is separated from the sea by a thin land strip and connected to the sea through a narrow Prosika channel. The Park is an ornithological reserve that serves as a refuge for many bird species. Vransko lake is great location for cycling, walking, bird watching and fishing. The paths also lead to Kamenjak viewpoint, a place with info center and a restaurant. There are also many monuments from the past, such as Maškovića Han summer residence, the westernmost example of the Ottoman profane architecture. The old town of Vrana is also very interesting for a visit.
Telašćica Nature Park
Dugi otok island is the biggest island of Zadar Archipelago. On its southeast part, Telašćica Nature Park is situated and it is great for a daily boat trip. Telašćica bay is the best protected natural harbour on the Croatian side of the Adriatic sea. The bay is large and includes several coves and islets so it is no wonder that it is very popular sailing destination. Apart from the bay, there are steep cliffs on the outer part of the island that face the open sea and that create a breathtaking scene. Next to them there is a salt lake called Mir which receives its water through the narrow underground cracks in the rocks. Telašćica is also home to the donkey shelter so visitors can hang around with these beautiful animals.
Zadar is an ancient Croatian town located in the north of Dalmatia and it is economy and administrative centre of that part of the region. Its history spans over several millenia. Romans founded their colony there which continued to flourish through mediaeval and renaissance times. Today Zadar is modern and attractive town, popular as a tourist destination, and offers a variety of restaurants, shops, bars and other facilities. Its stone streets and monuments from different centuries and periods tell a story of a fascinating development and life. Apart from the ancient monuments, Zadar can also boast with two unique modern installations: Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun that are popular both with the locals and tourists.