Today I have two new UNESCO sites to share, both from Postcrossing forum user ddonkey in Croatia:


First is this view of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, the oldest national park in southeast Europe and the largest in Croatia. The park was founded in 1949 and was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1979. There are 16 interconnected lakes, separated by travertine and linked by waterfalls. The lakes are very colorful due to mineral deposits in the water.


Second is this card showing the town of Trogir, on the Adriatic coast. The historic center of Trogir was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997. The town was founded by Greek colonists in the 3rd century BCE and was ruled by Venetians from 1420 CE to 1797. The city was listed for its medieval architecture and well-preserved Gothic and Romanesque buildings.

Here are the stamps:



The flower stamps are from 2004; the red stamps on top are from 2008 and show some motifs of folk art from the area of Sunja. The other stamp is from a 2003 series of Croatian fauna and shows a dormouse, a kind of rodent.