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 National park Paklenica  National park Krka  National park Kornati  National park Plitvice

National parks & Nature parks


Visit natural attractions in your own organization or with organised day trips - boat excursions.
You can find travel guide and route planner here: traveling by car.
Where is Sibenik related to the NPs - distances (in km), by car or by boat, are by NP name:


 National park Mljet  Nature park Telascica  Nature park Biokovo  Nature park Lastovo


 National park Paklenica - Anica kuk  Paklenica big canyon - climbing 400m steep cliffs  Paklenica big canyon and Adriatic sea  Paklenica big canyon - apres climbing view

National park Paklenica


Velika (Big) Paklenica canyon is 14 km long and 500-800 m wide. In narrowest part is only 50 m wide. Steep cliffs rise up to over 700 m. The most attractive area is under Anica kuk, where steep cliffs rise directly forming the narrowest part of the canyon.

Mala (Small) Paklenica canyon is 12 km long and 400-500 wide, in narrowest part, it is only 10 m wide, and the surrounding cliffs rise up to 650 m. The highest area of Park is the narrow ridge of Velebit, 1-3 km wide, where is the highest peak of Velebit - Vaganski vrh (1.757m).

Hiking is the best way to get to know Paklenica, area contains 150-200 km of trails and paths. Park has 76 speleological objects, 37 caves and 39 pits. Longest cave is Vodarica (300 m). Mountain hut, 2h walk from Big Paklenica, has 50 beds in few rooms, dining and kitchen room.

Paklenica National Park is popular and visited climbing destination. The close proximity of Adriatic sea gives this climbing site a unique charm, enabling you to combine climbing, hiking with water sports and entertainment.


 National park Paklenica - Grandmother's lake  National park Paklenica - Bojinac  Paklenica National park - clear water on the rocks  Paklenica National park - Manita Pec, one of 37 caves



Nature was quite generous to Sibenik, surrounding it by breathtaking islands and islets on the crystal clear sea, along with verdant hills in the background.
The Sibenik coastline is among the most indented on the Adriatic sea and, therefore, boasts numerous islands, islets, bays and hidden beaches ideal for people who want to avoid crowds.

Beaches in Sibenik and around


White beach - situated in Jadrija, only 3 miles away from the city's centre, the beautiful White beach is probably the most popular beach of Sibenik and its guests.

Awarded the Blue flag, this pebbled beach is well maintained and equiped. It is suitable both for children and adults, offering a number of activities at the sea as well as on the sand.

A part of the beach was adapted to meet the needs of people with disabilities.

Lolic beach, Pirovac - Pirovac is a small tourist resort near Sibenik. Lolic beach is awarded the Blue flag for tidiness and various tourist features, like facilities for people with disabilities.

This pebbled beach offers variety of activities at the sea. Whatever you choose to do in the sea, you will be safe under the watchful eye of the lifeguards.

Murter beaches - Murter is the island near Sibenik, connected with the mainland by bridge.

Slanica beach - in Murter is a sand and rocky beach, very interesting to picigin players. Picigin is the ball game that is played in a shallow. Favorable for children too, this beach offers lots of fun on a waterslide and trampoline. Tennis and volleyball fields are available too.
The beach offers the magnificent view of the Kornati archipelago.

Plitka Vala beach - is located near Betina, on Murter island. With its pebbled, sand and rocky sections, this beach will meet everyone's preferences.