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@ Icmil PereThe longest river in Dalmatia, Cetina runs 101 kilometres carving canyons along the way
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© Ivo PervanThe zooming river of Zrmanja carved stunning canyons into southern Croatia over the centuries
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© Hrvoje SasekSt. Ilija peak on the Biokovo mountain range reaches 1642 metres in height
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© Omiš Tourism BoardOmiš is a crossing point for the Dinara mountain range and Cetina river
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© Davor Đopar / Tomislavov DomZagreb's guardian, 1035-metre-high Mount Medvednica, in wintertime
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© Ivo Biočina / Croatian National Tourist BoardThe Biokovo mountain range, full of terrific treks, reaches 1762 metres in height
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© Ivo Biočina / Croatian National Tourist BoardUčka mountain is the 1400-metre-tall guardian of Istria and Kvarner
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© Samobor Tourist Board1181 metres at its peak, Žumberak Nature Park covers over 430 km² in northwestern Croatia and southeastern Slovenia
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© Ivo Biočina / Croatian National Tourist Board1528-metre-high Risnjak mountain is part of the namesake national park
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@ Boris KačanThe winding branches of the Zrmanja river's canyon in Zadar County
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@ Treking ligaThe striking Zrmanja river canyon in Zadar County from below
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@ Treking ligaA view from North Velebit National Park, which makes up 109 km² of the Velebit mountain range
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@ Treking ligaThe entire Velebit mountain range is Croatia's longest, spanning 150 metres in length
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@ Dejan Hren / Treking ligaA stone tower at the top of Učka mountain offers views of the surrounding hills and Adriatic sea
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@ Treking ligaThe Velebit mountain range explodes with greenery in the springtime
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@ Ivo BiočinaThe Pelješac peninsula is dotted with hills and mountains, as seen in the town of Mali Ston (pictured)
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@ dreamer4787 Located near Split, Klis fortress sits between the mountains of Mosor and Kozjak
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@ jakobradlgruber A delightful view of Dubrovnik, as seen from 412-metre-high Mount Srđ
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@ Carolin Jahn The canyon of the Roški Waterfall at Krka National Park
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@ Viliam MuchaThe bridge to Vir island provides picture-perfect views of the Velebit mountain range
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@ xbrchx From Omiš, see the Cetina river canyon where - the river flows into the Adriatic
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@ Zvonimir Atletic The Velebit mountain range cloaked with fog on a fall morning
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@ ilijaa Risnjak mountain towers behind Lokvarsko lake in the region of Gorski Kotar
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@ Andrej SafaricPaklenica National Park covers 95 km² of intertwining mountains and canyons
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@ dbajurin Goli Otok island sits at the foot of the Velebit mountain range
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@ ilijaa Lepenica lake in Gorski Kotar offers lovely views of Croatia's most mountainous region
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@ Vaclav VolrabPaklenica National Park's Great canyon from below
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@ xbrchx Surreal views of a ruined fortress ruins on Vir island and the Velebit mountain range in the background
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@ xbrchxThe region of Zagorje's Kalnik mountain peaks at 642 metres
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@ xbrchxWind power plant turbines dot the Velebit mountain range
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@ Janajanina 778-metre-tall Vidova Gora is the highest peak on its home island of Brač
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@ ilijaa View of Risnjak mountain from Mrzla Vodica lake in the region of Gorski kotar
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@ Alan ČaplarThe view from Snježnik peak, Gorski Kotar's second highest at 1505 metres
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@ Susy Baels The limestone Krka canyon in its namesake National Park
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@ Vladislav Zhukov The Krka river flowing through the gorgeous canyon of the same name
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@ xbrchx The rocky and often arid landscape of the Velebit mountain range
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@ Viliamm The statuesque Tule beams of the Velebit mountain range as seen from a distance
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@ xbrchx The Žumberak mountain range's Plesivica hills during springtime
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@ Ante Cerovečki953-metre-tall Papuk is the largest mountain in the Slavonia region
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@ dbajurin The limestone cliffs of the Cikola river canyon in the Dalmatian hinterland
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@ xbrchx At certain points, the stretching Velebit mountain range appears to melt into the Adriatic sea
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© Grzegorz KordusThe 1339-metre-tall Mosor mountain makes up part of the Dinaric mountain range near Split

In pictures: 42 photos of Croatia's marvelous mountains and canyons

Take an online trek through towering mountains and craggy canyons

By Daniel Bracun and Lara Rasin
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The landscape of Croatia is every nature lover's dream. It changes from mountain ranges along the coast across endless flatland fields to canyons carved from winding rivers - and much more in between. Take an online trek with our gallery of Croatia's marvelous mountains and canyons.

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