Plitvicka Lakes National Park Croatia
Plitvicka Lakes National Park Croatia - know as Plitvice or Plitvička Jezera - is UNESCO World Heritage site also and one of the most famous Croatia landscapes visited by numerous visitors every year
The main attractions of Nationa Park Plitvicka Lakes, unique in the world, are the 16 small lakes joined by waterfalls created by the sedimentation of travertine, a special type of limestone.
his national park encompasses the source of the river Korana, located in the area surrounded by dense forests of beech, fir and spruce. There are also several caves in the park, as well as springs and flowering meadows. The brown bear stands out as one of many protected animal species.
The popularity of this park is also boosted by the special means of transport used to ferry visitors around: the panoramic electric trains and the noiseless electro-powered boats.
t is impossible to say whether the park is more beautiful in the spring, when the flowers in its meadows are in full bloom and when the trees have turned green again, or when the riot of autumn colours is reflected in the waters of the lakes, or indeed during the winter calm, when ice petrifies the waterfalls and when the surrounding trees are heavily laden with snow. By a network of paths, visitors can get around and access the numerous waterfalls and the rocky lake shores easily.
As one of the sites where Winnetou movies were filmed - Plitvicka Lakes are beloved among the lovers of Karl May and this movies. There are educational trails available that follow the most popular landscapes from the movie.
In Plitvicka jezera National park there are many accomodation possibilities available as well as rich gastronomic offer with the plenty of local special dishes. Various recreation possibilities, quad safari, photo safari, weddings, hiking trails, cycling trails are available, education tours.
Plitvicka jezera are in the middle of the way from Zagreb ( croatia capital) to Split, on the way from middle Europe to the holidays on Adriatic Coast. It is easily reachable from the exit from A1 Highway.
Please, follow the rules and regulation of National aprk while visiting.
Croatian National tourist board
National park Plitvicka Lakes