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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  • A really beautiful, unique natural experience. We walked the C route from entrance 1, with our two boys 12 & 15. The park is formed in a gorge, with a series of lakes that have been formed, each one higher (or lower) than the next. The limestone in the rocks gives the lakes a very deep greenish blue color. As you walk up (or down) there are water falls and cascades around the lakes and between each new level. There are a variety of fish in the lake and other flora and fauna around there park. We took around 4 hours for the loop, which includes a boat ride and then a tram back to the lot where we entered. It occurred to me at the end that you could take the tram from ST-1 to ST-3 at the other end, and then your walk would be mostly downhill, which could be nice for families with small kids. The trails were well maintained. We'd been told that tour buses arrive from the Adriatic around 9, so got up early to get into the park before 8. Sure, enough the crowds when we left were much bigger at different locations, including a long line at the entrance. We then had lunch at one of the restaurants in the park. And by 2, the crowds had disappeared
  • This was our highlight of our Croatia drive around. The pristine and beauty of God's creation kept at its natural state. The walk around the lakes was magnificent. We even went up the grotto looking cave, took the ferry and the free bus/train ride which was included in the entrance fee. A must see in Croatia!
  • Incredibly gorgeous scenery! These waterfalls flow through the rock and vegetation like nothing I've ever seen before. If you can figure out a way to go when it is less crowded, do so. The crowds really detract from the nature. Signage is very good.
  • Literally the most beautiful place I have ever been in my life, and travelling the world is my hobby. I don't have any photos handy to share, but just spend 5 seconds on google and you will see. Absolutely gorgeous, when I die I hope I get a heaven that looks like Plitvice.
  • One of the most beautiful places I've ever been. I stayed for three days and did not come close to seeing all there was. I rarely recommend a guide but in this case, a private guide would certainly enable you to take in more of the beauty. Then perhaps- go back on your on to enjoy your favorite places at your leisure.

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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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