Plitvice Lakes National Park – Croatia

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Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia

In the very heart of Croatia is the Plitvice Lakes National Park – the Land of Falling Lakes , which has been bringing people together for over a century. In 1949, it was decided to preserve this corner of the world for future generations, then Plitvice Lakes became the first national park in Croatia. In 1979, the Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia

The park covers an area of ​​29,685 hectares, and along with 16 lakes separated by medium barriers, it also stands out for its majestic forests, waterfalls, caves and springs. The beauty of this place is timeless, making Plitvice Lakes National Park a must-see for all guests of Croatia.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia

Plitvice Lakes Park Nature’s Fairy Tale

Plitvice Lakes National Park tells its tale, which consists of four parts – four seasons. Spring and summer weave a canvas of flowers on green meadows, rivers are filled with water of thawed snows, and waterfalls create romantic water curtains, walking under which it is so wonderful to admire the beauty of nature. Autumn brings bright warm colors that are reflected from the water surface of the lakes. A winter fairytale comes true when you see snow-covered tree crowns and frozen waterfalls and lakes, and it seems that time has stopped here.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia

Ancient paths run near lakes and through lakes, which change color from emerald to dark blue and silver, depending on the number of inhabitants of the lakes, as well as the play of sunlight reflected from the water surface. In the same way, you can pass through or under 92 waterfalls, the most beautiful of which is Veliki Slap , 78 meters high. The “counterbalance” to the aquatic kingdom of the Plitvice Lakes National Park is created by a grandiose green oasis, the tropical forest of the Dinaric massif – Chorkova uvala.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia

You can truly enjoy the beauty of this landscape by taking a walk on a small panoramic train or boat, admiring the places where Westerns about the Indian leader Winnetou were filmed.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia

The surroundings of the Plitvice Lakes National Park takes you back to the origins

In the villages of Rastovaca , Polanak , Jezerce and Plitvica , which border the Plitvicie Lake National Park, you can admire superb landscapes, enjoy traditional food and architecture. Each of them will take you back to the past, in times long past.

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Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia

In the place of Korana, there is a sawmill from the beginning of the 20th century, which still uses the power of water for sawing. Smolyanac is located near the ruins of the ancient city of Dreznik, an important protected monument that was once ruled by famous Croatian aristocrats. Only an hour’s drive from the Plitvice Lakes National Park is the village of Smiljan, the birthplace of Nikola Tesla, where the Memorial Center is locateddedicated to the great scientist.


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