Croatia is a wonderful country known mostly for its breathtaking Mediterranean coastline, charming medieval cities like Dubrovnik and Zagreb, and over a thousand amazing islands. However, one of Croatia’s biggest attractions is indisputably Plitvice Lakes National Park. ♥
Plitvice Lakes National Park is the largest national park in Croatia and a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The national park is located in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia. It’s famous for its many lakes and cascades of a distinctive emerald color, and the abundance of flora and fauna. The park features 16 larger and several smaller unnamed lakes. The lakes are divided into 12 Upper Lakes (Gornja jezera) and 4 Lower Lakes (Donja jezera). The upper lakes consist of Prošćansko jezero, Ciginovac, Okrugljak, Batinovac, Veliko jezero, Malo jezero, Vir, Galovac, Milino jezero, Gradinsko jezero, Burgeti, and Kozjak. The Lower Lakes include Lake Milanovac, Gavanovac, Kaluđerovac and Novakovića Brod. The lakes famously cascade one into the next. There are numerous cascades and waterfalls. Veliki slap aka. The Large Waterfall is the highest of them. The park also offers seven different routes and four hiking trails to tour the lakes.
If you wish to explore the whole park (which we strongly recommend), make sure to arrive early, since the longest trail takes 6-8 hours. You should also wear the appropriate clothing and footwear, check the weather forecast, and gear up accordingly.
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The entrance fee depends on the age of the visitor and the season. Prices for adults vary from 55 HRK (7.4 EUR/9.1 USD) in low season to 250 HRK (33.6 EUR/41.4 USD) during the summer. The park is breathtakingly beautiful at any season. The entrance tickets include all boat and train rides within the park.
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