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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  • First part of the gap. Beautiful walk. In the summer not too late start in relation to the Sun.
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  • A friend joined me for a few days in Zagreb. After enjoying amazing restaurants and architecture we decided to rent a car and drive to the coast leading us into the mountains and accidently finding Pa...  more »
  • It is in this park was shot the famous videos of Winnetou. In Paklenica everyone will find something for yourself-you can climb vertical rock faces, you can traditionally jogging path and in search of refreshment you can go deep into the Earth to a charming cave.
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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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