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Paklenica National Park
paklenica_1 The Paklenica National Park are placed on the slope of South Velebit above the settlement of Marasovi?i, up to the highest mountain peaks. It covers the area canyons of Velika Paklenica (14km) and Mala Paklenica (12km), and their impressive canyons carved vertically into the south slopes of Velebit. The national park Paklenica is a part of the most spectacular mountain chain in Croatia - Velebit. It's located southern of its highest peak, near the coastal city Starigrad. It extends on 95 km, from the Adriatic coast up to the highest peaks of Velebit.  

paklenica_4 Creeks bearing the same names run in these canyons. Black pine forests cover the area around the sources of the creeks. Beautiful gravel beaches exist where Velika and Mala Paklenica flow into the Adriatic Sea. A 500 m high and 7 km long plateau separates Velika Paklenica from Mala Paklenica. The steep sides of the canyons are up to 400 m high. Paklenica has an extremely rich flora with 700 species, 35 of them endemic. NP Paklenica has many species of butterflies (80), 30 species of amphibians and reptiles, more than 200 bird species (amomng them golden eagle and peregrine falcon) and more than 50 mammal species.


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