Plitvice Lakes National Park, Plitvice Lakes National Park

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See 16 interconnected lakes arranged in cascades and separated by natural travertine dams at . This World Heritage Site is a former meeting place of Western and Eastern cultures, and the oldest national park in southeast Europe. During your visit, watch for the waterfalls featured in several 1960s and 1970s westerns based on Karl May novels. Also known as the Devil's Gardens, the area features blue, green, and grey bodies of water. Native species you might spy as you explore include wolves, turtles, brown bears, and lynx. Don't miss the remnants of an Illyrian fortress. Use our Plitvice Lakes National Park route builder site to arrange your visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park and other attractions in Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • One of my new favorite nature... perfect for everyone, friend, family, couple, or solo traveller. There is 2 entrance way. Suggest to go early morning for entrance ticket, coz the later u get more peo...  more »
  • Great Park, very beautiful waterfalls. The development of the Park is very well done, signs of different courses also. We did the 20 km course. A Council in August: get there early! There is a crazy world and it ruins it... We went to the opening and we finished around 3 p.m., from 11: 00, buses are there. Start of input 1, the great waterfall just for himself and the Sun, back to St3 through 10, alone in the Park, breakfast at the arrival of the boat, and then continue. After we get the big flow of tourists, take gateways in the opposite direction to the traffic of a half hour... The colors are great, the blue-green water is breathtaking. Beautiful
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  • Great place to explore in one full day. Come early as the ticket office is always full and you will have to waste around 1 hour there. For me the best way to start is from Entrance 1, go and see the b...  more »
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  • Very nice scenary. I went in October and the fall colour is magnificent! Paths available for different levels of intensity. A generally easy path.... very well maintained. Bring a camera, your picnic but don't forget to take your garbage with you!
  • This is one of the best National Parks that I have ever visited. With its lush green forest and clear blue waters this place is so pleasing and you feel like you are admiring a wallpaper.You need at least two days to walk through this beautiful park. Very well maintained. Good parking facility and good discounts for students. You may have to wait in queue to grab your general tickets, students have different queue.
  • One of the best park in Europe. Lot of water falls, lakes, natural scenery and fish swimming in the waters. Unspoiled beauty of nature everywhere you see. The park routes are very organised to cater every visitors demand. Some routes are for long walk and hiking. So decide your route beforehand. There are transports - bus and boats available inside the park. Not suitable to take a baby buggy. I would not recommend the restaurants inside. The food is not fresh. Entry fees are reasonable. Nearby parking available. If you visit Croatia, you got to visit this place.
  • This is a beautiful place to visit, a series of pools and waterfalls all connected to the river, the water is crystal clear and full of fish.Wooden walk ways all the way round so easy access. Do take your swimming costume as you can take a dip below the big waterfall at the end ( very refreshing and safe).
  • Beautiful lakes and walking paths. The fall colors were just getting started but still lovely. We arrived around 3 pm to the second entrance and still had time for the 2 hour walk. Be aware of the last boat crossing times and the last bus times if you are planning to use them.

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Where to stay in Plitvice Lakes National Park

The most convenient way to stay in Plitvice Lakes National Park is to rent a private room or apartment from one of the local families. Check the tourist office for a list of registered owners, or look for signs posted in front of private houses. The nearby town of Korana offers a well-organized campground, with clean restrooms and a small convenience store. For the most luxurious lodging options look to the few hotels located near the park's entrance, which offer spacious rooms and complimentary parking.
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