National Park Paklenica is one more beutiful natural miracle in Croatia. This park is the most popular spot here (and one of the most popular in Europe) for everybody who loves to climb to the high rocks. It is not a secret that it is a favorite place for the climbers from all over the world. Last weekend I was there with my friends and I reminded myself again how beautiful it is. I was there few times but the last time was maybe 15 years ago.
This national park is located in Starigrad, small town 40 minutes away from Zadar. Park found its place at the southern slopes of Velebit mountain and it has two canyons, Mala and Velika Paklenica. The highest peak here is Vaganski vrh on 1757 m and if you are in the mood for a bit of hiking there’s a trail so you can climb up. Lot of people goes up there every day because of the magnificent view from the peak.
Flora in this park is unique so on your way to the top you will have the chance to enjoy in the beautiful colorful flowers that grow only in this canyons and nowhere else in the world. And the forest, oh, that is also something special to see.
When it is about fauna lot of butterflies, amphibian and reptile species, birds and mammals found their place here. During our stay we enjoyed the company of the donkeys and also one cat came and visited us. 🙂
If you want to spend a night here you can stay in the mountain home which is located just two hours walking from the starting point. There are also few houses where you can rent a room. We did that and it was really a great weekend. Check out the photos!