Although Croatia isn’t a vast country, it’s a Mediterranean land, Central European, flat and mountainous, coastal and continental. Therefore, it can be said that Croatia is genuinely characterized by diversity as well as the wealth of nature notice in much bigger European countries; that’s to say, in relatively small places are landscapes which otherwise you should seek in widely spaced areas of Europe and the world in general.
Which is why it ranks among the leading five European countries as regard biodiversity, with certain parts being one of the world’s most prosperous. So, in Croatia we do have a wooded shoreline, with many islands, as in its Southern Seas, also preserved old Mediterranean cities with stone-built homes as well as narrow streets, like Italy, but green coastal meadows have dry stone walls which seem to be transposed from Ireland.
Croatia mountainous parts abound in vast expanses of forests and woods, as in Scandinavia, rushing rivers, settlements and romantic lakes, and barren and harsh karstic landscapes along with deep gorges and even canyons, like the ones in the “Wild West” of the United States. In the plains of lowland area of Croatia still exist some preserved wetland parts otherwise only found in the easternmost regions of Europe, in Ukraine or Russia, while the mellow of the country, gently undulating portions are decked with medieval castles, vineyards, burgs and also fortresses such as the ones seen in Austria and Germany.
The most treasured areas of the natural heritage of Croatia is consist of 447 different areas which cover 5,178 km2, that is, about 10 percent of the land area of Croatia.The most essential among those parts are eight national parks ( the River Krka, Plitvice Lakes, the Kornati Archipelago, Northern Velebit, the island of Mljet, Risnjak and Paklenica); 11 nature parks ( Papuk, Kopacki rit, Lonjsko polje, Zumberak, Medvednica, Samoborsko gorje, Velebit, Ucka, Telascica, Biokovom, the Lastovo islands and Vransko jezero); and two stringent regime reserves ( Samarske stijene, Bijele, on Bjelolasica, and Hajducki kukovi, and Rozanski, on Velebit).
Croatia property shows how small and sparsely populated Croatia is and that explains why it’s so well preserved in its real state. Its forests of beech, spruce and pine are the domain of wolves, lynx, and bears, while its sparkling clear and clean rivers are ruled by trout and otters. The heights attained by Croatian mountains may likely not be the ones of Alps. However, the shapes of its white limestone are always such that they could be an inspiration to the most imaginative of many sculptors.
The length of the Croatian coastline extends to about 1,778 km and, along with its shores of the 1,186 islands, crags, isles, and reefs, to an appealing 5,835 km. Now the number of bays, coves, nooks and crannies, and some hidden intricate also details along those shores is hard to comprehend, and are usually washed by some crystal clear seas as well as boasting a wide range of faces too: from harsh rock-bound and craggy vegetation. Here, all visitors, especially those on their yachts or boats, can get their little corner and enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. So set off and know Croatia’s natural beauties, and help us to ensure that they remain the way they are for future generations to enjoy.