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Zir 850m

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Zir is a isolated hill with a rocky peak that sticks out in the field near the highway Zagreb - Split.

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A: National park Paklenica - Vaganski vrh

by Damir Turković, 11.4 km away

The highest peak of Velebit mountain(1757m) in Croatia, part of the National park Paklenica.

National park Paklenica - Vaganski vrh

B: National park Paklenica - Liburnija

by Damir Turković, 11.5 km away

The Liburnija peak(1705m), Velebit mountain in Croatia, part of a National park Paklenica. Beautiful ...

National park Paklenica - Liburnija

C: National park Paklenica - Vaganski vrh south view

by Damir Turković, 11.5 km away

The south side of the highest peak of Velebit mountain(1757m), part of the National park Paklenica in...

National park Paklenica - Vaganski vrh south view

D: Sunset panorama taken at mountain summit Sveto Brdo - 1751m

by Tomislav Knapic, 11.8 km away

Panorama taken on the very summit of one of the highest mountain summits in Velebit mountain range. T...

Sunset panorama taken at mountain summit Sveto Brdo - 1751m

E: Sveto Brdo peak (1753m), Paklenica National Park, Croatia

by Vedran Vekić, 11.9 km away

Sveto brdo, with a height of 1753m is the second-highest peak of Velebit mountains. It is located on ...

Sveto Brdo peak (1753m), Paklenica National Park, Croatia

F: Badanj peak (1638m), Paklenica National Park, Croatia

by Vedran Vekić, 12.5 km away

Badanj je a peak in southern Velebit mountains, halfway between the Lika, by the trail between Medak ...

Badanj peak (1638m), Paklenica National Park, Croatia

G: Vlaški grad mountain shelter

by Vedran Penga, 12.5 km away

Vlaški grad mountain shelter is located right under the peak of the same name, at altitude of 1280 m....

Vlaški grad mountain shelter

H: Morning view of Vlaški Grad peak

by Hrvoje Mikolčević, 12.6 km away

Vlaški grad (1383m) is a prominent rocky peak above the Mala Paklenica and one of the most scenic loo...

Morning view of Vlaški Grad peak

I: Vlaški Grad peak (1375m), Paklenica National Park, Croatia

by Vedran Vekić, 12.7 km away

Vlaski Grad is the highest and the most frequently visited peak in the central part of Paklenica area...

Vlaški Grad peak (1375m), Paklenica National Park, Croatia

J: Struge mountain refuge, Paklenica National Park, Croatia

by Vedran Vekić, 13.2 km away

A mountain refuge on the small high plateau of Struge, 1400 meters above sea level, in the heart of t...

Struge mountain refuge, Paklenica National Park, Croatia

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