The Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the most breathtaking places you could ever go. Lying between Zadar and Zagreb, the park consists of a series of waterfalls that connect the 16 lakes. Extending over 8km, the lakes are a must-see. In the year 1979, this area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Due to its magnificence, it is the most popular attraction in the country.
What Makes the Lakes Unique?
The sixteen interconnected lakes are a sight to behold and it’s even more scenic due to the waterfalls. In addition to this, the lakes having varying colors which are determined by the minerals in the water and the lighting. There are turquoise blue ones, emerald green, and even deep blue.
How to Explore the Park
There are various ways to explore the park depending on your preferences. You can do so by following one of the 7 routes branching from four hiking trails. These are suggested to ensure that you do not miss out on anything. It’s an amazing experience as you tour on foot. The panoramic train, which is a shuttle is also a great way to explore the park and besides this, a boat ride makes a great option.
Where to Get a Perfect View of the Lakes
There are several vantage points but one of the best is the Veliki Slap. Here you will get stunning views of the park. In addition to this, along the western cliffs, there is a trail and a road that runs along. There are amazing aerial views over the lakes from here.
When you should Visit the Park
The park never disappoints as it is opened throughout the year although, in winter, the entrance to the higher lakes is closed including some other parts of the park. In summer, the park is opened for longer hours. The entrance fee that you pay is used to help protect and maintain the park. To understand everything about the park and have a remarkable experience, it’s advisable that you get a guided tour in your preferred language. It’s available in German, Spanish, Croatian, English, French and Italian.
There is a lot to do and see in the Plitvice Lakes National Park throughout the year. All you need is time. You will have stunning scenes and apart from the 16 lakes and falls of the park, there is flora and fauna.