Plitvice Lakes, Croatia


In a depression between two mountain Mala Kapela and Plješevica a jewel of a priceless value is located – Plitvice lakes.
The national park is founded in 1949 and since 1979 is on UNESCO World Heritage list. A number of 1 200 000 visitors every year is a reason enough to visit this amazing place. Plitvice is famous for its string of sixteen exceptionally beautiful crystal clear lakes in a middle of a thick forest. The lakes are connected to each other by a series foaming cascades and thundering waterfalls. Over many, many years lake water melted the limestone rock and carved out the valley in which they now lie. Among the lakes a numerous caves can be seen. The lakes are separated into upper and lower cluster over a distance of around eight kilometers. They are known for their distinctive colors ranging from azure to green and blue. The colors change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water.

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The park is open entire year but it is advisable to experience it in the summer time when it is most colorful and vivid. But it sure has incredible charm in winter time when everything is cowered in snow and lakes and waterfalls frozen.

It is especially interesting to know that there is a small ski resort Mukinje near Plitvice lakes. Plitvice are particularly amazing in the spring when the whole nature is awakening or in autumn when the colors are most distinctive and the shimmering is reflected on the water.This is biggest and oldest Croatia’s national park, but also the most visited.Except the stunning lakes and waterfalls, Plitvice have amazing flora and fauna, among which brown bear should be mentioned as a protected animal species.Once in the park there are two means of transport on visitor’s disposal: electric train/bus and electro-powered boats. By a network of paths visitors can get around and access the numerous waterfalls and the rocky lake shore easily.Plitvice is a natural phenomenon and as such must be seen and experienced.