With its surface area of 96
km2, from the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea to the highest peaks
of the Velebit Mountains, Vaganski Vrh (1757 m) and Sveto Brdo (1753
m), Paklenica abounds with numerous natural wonders and phenomena,
which is why the entire area was proclaimed a national park in 1949.
And rightfully so, as this region is simple and unusual in its connection
between the sea and the mountains, rich in beech and black pine
forests, its deep canyons cut vertically into the Velebit ridge,
its karst formations and numerous caves and pits.