Croatia Plitvice Lakes National Park is an incredible beautiful site you simply must see, when you are traveling in Croatia. It is among the first national parks in the world and is indeed one of the most stunning. Plitvice National Park simply offers the most amazing waterfall in Europe.
The park is situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia close to the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The National Park consists of sixteen lakes, interconnected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species.
The waters flowing over the limestone and chalk have, over thousands of years, deposited travertine barriers, creating natural dams which in turn have created a series of beautiful lakes, caves and waterfalls. These geological processes are still active today and are constantly forming the landscape.
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Croatia Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes National Park covers an area of approximately 300 square kilometers and is one of the largest national parks in Europe.
Due to the park’s unique flora and fauna it was back in 1949 declared as a national park and later in 1979 it was declared as a UNESCO world heritage site. It makes it the oldest national park in southeastern Europe as well as one of the first national sites worldwide.
The nature is simply stunning. Numerous waterfalls which might be considered as the most amazing waterfalls in Europe are linked to crystal blue lakes. The entire national park is connected by paths and bridges, which cross the huge system of rivers and streams. There are two ferries inside the park.
Must see in Croatia
During the high peak season you have to be ready for a lot of tourists making it a bit stressed and crowded. The lakes and the surrounding landscape have its own beauty each season. Therefore, it is possible and recommended to try to visit the national park during low or medium season. Nearly 1,2 million people are visiting Plitvice Lakes which makes it the biggest attraction in Croatia by far.
It is an amazing experience and you will definitely not be disappointed. Many reviews from visitors say that it is one of the most beautiful places they have ever seen.
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