THE PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK is a special geological and hydrological phenomena. 16 small and large lakes whose crystal water comes from numerous rivers and streams are mutually connected by cascades and waterfalls. The rich flora and fauna are part of the unprecedented unity, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1979.
The Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia’s most popular tourist attraction, was granted the UNESCO World Heritage status in 1979. Located roughly halfway between capital city Zagreb and Zadar on the coast, the lakes are a definite must-see in Croatia. (As confirmed by the many emails we’ve received!)
The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. The National Park covers a total area of 300 square kilometres, whilst the lakes join together over a distance of eight kilometres.
There’s also quite an altitude difference – the highest point is at 1,280m, the lowest at 380m – although the total height difference between the lakes themselves is only 135m. (Veliki Slap, the largest waterfall, is 70m tall.)
Price per person: 60€ (430kn)