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Zlatni Rat Beach on Bol2/19
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Baredine Cave3/19
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Blue Cave on Biševo Island4/19
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Source of the Cetina River5/19
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Red Lake in Imotski6/19
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Kopački Rit7/19
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Lonjsko Polje8/19
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© Ivo PervanThe zooming river of Zrmanja carved stunning canyons into southern Croatia over the centuries
Slano Lake in Telaščica Nature Park10/19
© Ivan KuznetsovSlano Lake in Telaščica Nature Park
Skradinski Buk at Krka National Park11/19
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Manita Cave in Paklenica National Park13/19
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Plitvice Lakes14/19
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Lake in Mljet National Park15/19
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© Hrvoje SasekSt. Ilija peak on the Biokovo mountain range reaches 1642 metres in height
Kornati National Park17/19
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Vransko Lake, Biograd18/19
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Zavratnica cove in Velebit19/19
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19 stunning natural wonders in Croatia

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

By 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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