Plitvice Lakes National Park is a true jewel in the central mountainous region of Croatia. This breath-taking UNESCO World Heritage site is home to sixteen beautiful lakes connected by tumbling waterfalls and lush forest. Each season offers a different experience making it a fantastic place to visit all year round. From shimmering lakes to snow covered landscapes and frozen waterfalls, there is always something else to discover. Entry fees are payable locally and go towards the conservation of the park.
Colour Changing Water
Famous for its mesmerising waters, the colour of the lakes actually changes every day due to the angle of the sunlight and the amount of minerals present. You could encounter anything from bright emerald green to an unbelievable blue – as a result, no two visits are ever the same.
Home to 157 species of birds, 300 types of butterflies and 50 species of mammals including critically endangered lynxes, wolves, bears and otters, this is a wildlife lover’s dream.
Not your average hike! This is a maze of lakes, waterfalls and forests waiting for you to discover. Weave through the lakes on charming wooden paths, stand at the foot of Croatia’s tallest waterfall and sail across the water on a boat trip that’s included in the entry fee.
Pretty centrally located, Plitvice Lakes is around 1.5 hours drive from the Croatia’s capital Zagreb. Frequent and reasonably priced buses run every day, making it the perfect day trip.
December 6, 2022