1. Galešnjak
    © Arya Stone
  2. Zlatni Rat Beach on Bol
    © Szabolcs EmichZlatni Rat Beach on Bol
  3. Baredine Cave
    © Baredine CaveBaredine Cave
  4. Blue Cave on Biševo Island
    © Zoran JelačaBlue Cave on Biševo Island
  5. Source of the Cetina River
    © Alen C.Source of the Cetina River
  6. Red Lake in Imotski
    © Croatian Hot SpotsRed Lake in Imotski
  7. Kopački Rit
    © Goran ŠafarekKopački Rit
  8. Lonjsko Polje
    © Boris KrstinićLonjsko Polje
  9. Zrmanja
    © Ivo PervanThe zooming river of Zrmanja carved stunning canyons into southern Croatia over the centuries
  10. Slano Lake in Telaščica Nature Park
    © Ivan KuznetsovSlano Lake in Telaščica Nature Park
  11. Skradinski Buk at Krka National Park
    © dmytroSkradinski Buk at Krka National Park
  12. Rastoke
    © ilijaaRastoke
  13. Manita Cave in Paklenica National Park
    © Dinko StopićManita Cave in Paklenica National Park
  14. Plitvice Lakes
    © Lukas BischoffPlitvice Lakes
  15. Lake in Mljet National ParkMljet National Park
    © Mljet National ParkLake in Mljet National Park
  16. St Ilija at Biokovo Mountain
    © Hrvoje SasekSt. Ilija peak on the Biokovo mountain range reaches 1642 metres in height
  17. Kornati National Park
    © Real KornatiKornati National Park
  18. Vransko Lake, Biograd
    © Kamp Vransko JezeroVransko Lake, Biograd
  19. Zavratnica cove in Velebit
    © Velebit Nature ParkZavratnica cove in Velebit

19 stunning natural wonders in Croatia

From heart-shaped islands to cascading waterfalls and staggering mountains, Croatia is blessed with natural wonders

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Time Out contributors

From Roman architecture to hilltop castles and fortifications used in defence against the Ottoman empire, Croatia is littered with a rich litany of relics explaining much of the fundamental history of Europe. But, beyond these man-made remnants, Croatia has even more beautiful things to see. Natural locations, shaped by time, evolution and the elements, make up some of Croatia's most spectacular sights. These include river valleys and deltas, subterranean caves, rugged mountain peaks, spectacular waterfalls and areas of such geological importance and biodiversity that they have now been designated as National Parks and UNESCO-protected areas. Here's a slideshow of the best.

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