The CROATIAN MOUNTAINS ARE PART OF THE DINARIC ALPS AND WITH A SMALL PIECE THEY FORM THE EASTERN CONTINUATION OF THE ALPS. EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE NO REALLY HIGH MOUNTAINS IN CROATIA THERE ARE MORE THAN 100 PEAKS OVER 1500 M (4921 FT). THE HIGHEST OF THESE MOUNTAINS IS DINARA AT 1831 M (6007 FT).
Dinara is located on the border of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, not far away from the Adriatic Sea. It is the symbol of the longest mountain chain in the Balkans; The Dinaric Alps, stretching from Slovenia over Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and ending in Albania.
The climate on Dinara can be really harsh with a good amount of snow during the winter. It can be climbed anytime but if you want to choose parts of the year when it is not too hot or too cold the best time to reach the top is during May and October.
THE FIVE HIGHEST PEAKS IN CROATIA:
- Dinara – 1831 m (6007 ft), Dinara, on the border of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Jančiji vrh – 1768 m (5800 ft), part of the Dinara massif, on the border of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Sveti Jure – 1762 m (5780 ft), on Biokovo, the second highest mountain range in Croatia, located along the Dalmatian coast
- Vaganski vrh – 1757 m (5764 ft), on Velebit, the largest mountain range in Croatia, located along the Adriatic Coast which begins in the northwest, near Senj and ends 145 km to the southeast.
- Sveto Brdo – 1751 m (5744 ft), on Velebit mountain.
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