Croatia's very own holy mountain is Velebit. It is an integral part of the national identity, a symbol of Croatia which distinguishes it in the world. Velebit has earned this place in the spiritual relief of Croatia owing to its geographic position, its peculiar features and the place it has in the hearts and minds of the people.
The top belt of Velebit has the characteristics of an alpine relief abounding in majestic karst sculptures and various rock formations (bare limestone peaks) locally known as kukovi and grede that interchange with forested karst valleys and depressions known as dulibe and alpine pasture grounds, all of which represent most diverse biological habitats.
Owing to its hydrogeological, geomorphologic and landscape features, and its flora and fauna, this particular karst area of Croatia is the place where you'll find the largest number of indigenous species.
The beech and fir forests of Velebit are home to a significant population of larger animals such as wolf, bear and lynx.
Specific natural circumstances created diverse habitats for a large number of Croatian and Velebit...