One of the world's leading publishing houses for travel guides and other travel information publications, American Fodor's Travel, released popular Fodor's Go List, a list of destinations to be visited in 2019, just like every year. However, this year’s prestigious list is special because includes Croatia’s National Parks.
-The inclusion of Croatia’s National Parks on this prestigious list is an additional confirmation of our country's exceptional natural wealth, which is recognized in this segment worldwide. Our preserved and untouched nature attracts a large number of tourists, and I am confident that after the publication of this list, Croatia will take on a more solid position on the world tourist map, especially among those who prefer trips to unique natural sites – commented the director of the Croatian Tourist Board Kristjan Stanicic.
Fodor's Travel explains why the Croatian National Parks are wonderful and well worth the visit.
-The pebbled beaches lining Croatia’s shorelines are wonderful but heavy with the traffic of cruise passengers and visitors from around the world. Heading inland doesn’t mean straying from the turquoise waters that have lured so many to this Eastern European jewel in recent years, but it does mean swapping the Adriatic for Croatia’s lesser-known but equally azure rivers, lakes, and waterfalls that flow through its pristine National Parks. The parks—eight in total—are a photographer’s dream. The 16 interconnected lakes and soaring waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes National Park have earned it a spot as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the Manita Pec Cave in Paklenica National Park is akin to exploring another world. Get active swimming in the waterfalls at Krka National Park, fly fishing at Risnjak National Park, or kayaking to a 12th-century Benedictine monastery-turned-café on an island in Mljet National Park. Sjeverni Velebit National Park offers the chance for a late night stargazing hike, and the 140 small islands of Kornati Islands National Park are perfect for a weekend sailing or snorkeling trip. More than 200 dinosaur footprints were found at Brijuni National Park, and today you can walk alongside these giant reminders of the planet’s past – it's written in the article.