Paklenica National Park, Zadar

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The natural mountains, gorges, and caves help to make Paklenica National Park the number one rock climbing destination in Southeastern Europe. Put on your hiking shoes and follow 200 km (125 mi) of nature trails through the ecosystems of this 9,500 hectare (23,475 acre) subtropical park. You'll encounter numerous native plants among the 1,000 recorded species at the site, as well as a large number of different birds. A wide variety of animals also calls this home, ranging from aquatic worms and endangered Orsini's Vipers to European antelopes and brown bears. Mountain peaks here reach as high as 1,757 m (5,764 ft). Before you head to Zadar, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Zadar trip maker app , to make sure you see all that Zadar has to offer, including Paklenica National Park.
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  • We spent a whole day in this park, amazing nature and offers a lot of activities, we rented bikes and had amazing tour provided by small local company. Don't miss it! It is little bit distanced from t...  more »
  • Loved this place. Rocky mountains and trails with stunning scenery. Would recommend a visit if you're anywhere near although it's definitely worth travelling to!  more »
  • One of the most beautiful places in Europe. Would go there again! It's just a shame that you can't swim there... Just one minor remark: I had the feeling that I always had to look down to see where I ...  more »

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If proximity to the sights in Zadar is your priority, opt to stay in the old town, a compact area packed with historical buildings. Although this area offers few budget-friendly hotel rooms, you can choose from affordable hostels within walking distance of the city's main sights. Zadar's resort hotels tend to hug the coastline, a short drive out of the city. Book ahead if you want to stay there, or stop by the city's tourist office for a list of private rooms closer to the city center.
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