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 Zadar related to the NPs - distances (in km), by car or by boat, are by NP name:
CNN: Plitvice lakes The Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Europe, 3rd in the World.
Plitvice Lakes (Plitvicka Jezera) are listed in UNESCO's Register of World Natural Heritage. Group of 16 small lakes conected with numerous large and smaller waterfalls.
Plitvice Lakes, or the "the land of the falling lakes", is a lush forestland brimming with lakes and streams that fosters a wealth of wildlife.
The cascading lakes and rolling woodlands, surrounded by dense forests of beech, spruce and fir, watered by numerous springs, decorated with several caves and flower meadows.
Plitvice Lakes is paradise for nature lovers as well as walkers and hikers. Lakes are lovely and fresh in summer, icy and calm in winter, yellow and red in autumn, green and colorful in spring - any time of the year it is a priviledge to be around.
National Park is located near the main road from Split to Zagreb. There are various accommodations available in and around. Electric buses are available to drive walkers to the starting points of the trails or to take visitors to their hotels in the park.
Favorable geographic position, with a number of amazing natural features in the vicinity, makes Zadar a perfect starting point for your escapes to nature, away from pollution and noise.
Kolovare Beach - the most popular beach in Zadar is pebbled and partly cemented. A wide green area adjacent to the beach is suitable for different activities and sports. Verdant forest that surrounds the beach provides a pleasant shade.
The beach is marked with the Blue flag as a garantee of tidiness and quality of facilities provided.
Osljak Island - Osljak is a small islet situated in Zadar's Channel, connected with Zadar by ferry. Ideal for people who are looking for peace and privacy. So close, but yet so far from civilization, with no traffic sounds, bars or anything artificial to interrupt the natural sounds. Rocky, stone and pebble beaches are waiting for you.
Zadar's Islands - rent a boat and explore highly indented Zadar's coastline and find a charming, hidden beach only for you and your family. Ist, Molat, Olib, Premuda and Rava are only some of the islets that deserve your attention.