Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the greatest natural wonders of Europe.

Embraced by high wooded mountains, one beneath another lie sixteen beautiful lakes of crystal blue-green water. Connected to each other by a series of foaming cascades and thundering waterfalls, the lakes are fed by many rivers and streams. Over the millennia, waters of these lakes have dissolved the limestone rock and carved out the valley in which they now lie.

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This is Croatia’s best known and most frequently visited natural wonder and it is listed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage sites. The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colors, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colors change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight. This …

Plitvice Lakes National Park

History & Culture

The ratio between less porous or water-retaining dolomites and porous Jurassic limestone sediments in the karst has influenced the landscape of the overall area today. Specific hydrology properties of rock have enabled water retention on Triassic dolomite rocks, as well as canyon formation by water cutting through Cretaceous limestone deposits. Tufa barriers are a phenomenon enabling water to remain inside …

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Culinary Influences

  The foods of the region Lika are typically like the meals prepared at home every day using ingredients such as vegetables and seasoning herbs right from one’s own garden (or known local producer), while hare meat, chicken, veal and lamb come from animals bred on family farms. Many recipes derive from traditional peasant cuisine and they are indigenous to …

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Events

Events June 1 – Plitvički Marathon June 8 – Adria Bike Marathon   Tours By exploring the waterfalls and caves of the local paradise of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The lakes Prošćansko and Kozjak are the largest and highest, respectively, while the park’s virgin forest Čorkova Uvala is home to 157 different bird …

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Itineraries

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Plitvice Lakes National Park