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Plitvice Lakes

Plitvička Jezera National Park was established a in 1949 year, the added to World Heritage List (UNESCO) in 1979 confirming its status as one of the most beautiful natural sites in Europe.
Highlights
  • National park since 1949
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1979
  • A network of 16 interconnected lakes and their surroundings
  • Visited by more than a million people every year
Activities
  • Over 20 km of marked hiking trails take you all around the lakes with trains and boats taking you to different starting points
  • Boat drive, picnic…
Sights
  • The Grand Waterfall, 78 m, tallest in Croatia
  • 12 “upper” and 4 “lower” naturally created lakes separated by travertine barriers
  • Čorkova uvala, 80 ha of virgin 500 year old forest
  • Beautiful amazingly clear lakes with examples of rare plant and animal life

Attractions

A network of wood built hiking trails built over the lakes takes you right inside this unique ecosystem

Veliki slap (Grand waterfall) 78 meter, tallest in Croatia is a result of complex geological factors

16 lakes separated by naturally created travertine barriers placed inside a canyon surrounded by caves and forrests

Brown bear is the symbol of Plitvice lakes National park

Examples of rare plant and animal life including Lady’s slipper orchid and several carnivorous plants

Hiking

More than 20 km of hiking trails divided into 7 marked hiking trails, take you all around the lakes with trains and boats taking you to different starting points. Specially built wooden trails take you over some of the most beautiful lakes.

For more challenging hiking take one of two educational trails and experience all parts of the Park

The most popular sightseeing tour is “tour F”: Starts at the southern entrance to the Park (Entrance 2), after a short walk, you continue your tour with a boat ride accross the "Kozjak" lake" and then you continue your walk through the limestone canyon of "Donja jezera" (Lower lakes) all the way to "Veliki slap" (The Grand Waterfall). From the "Veliki slap" to the panoramic train station there is a steep climb to the east side of the canyon where you can find numerous sightseeing points with a breathtaking view of crystal blue-green lakes and a tall cliff beside them. The return to the starting point is by a panoramic train.

Cycling

There are no marked Cycling tours but cycling tours are possible using a network of local roads. Most of them do not have heavy traffic though out most of the year but cyclists should be still be careful.

Gifts

Park has several souvenir shops stocked with all sorts of books and trinkets to remember it by.