Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia’s oldest and largest national park. The park is located in Croatia’s mountainous region, roughly 140 kilometers from Zagreb and 219 kilometers from Split. It was declared Croatia’s first national park on April 8, 1949, and it was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites on October 26, 1979.
The Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the world’s most stunning and fascinating natural wonders. It has a 300-square-kilometer surface area and is made up of 16 connected lakes and 92 waterfalls that will enchant you with their magnificence. There are numerous caves within the park, although only a tiny portion of them are accessible.
You can rent a private house or book a stay in a hotel inside or outside of the park if you want to spend more time in nature.
The cost of an entrance ticket ranges from 80,00 kuna to 300,00 kuna for adults and 35,00 kuna to 120,00 kuna for children (entry is free for children under the age of seven and people with disabilities who account for more than half of the population).
The entrance charge includes a ride on a tiny train that can take you to the park’s more remote areas and to belvederes with panoramic views of the lakes. An electric boat can cross the largest lake, Kozjak, which joins the upper and lower lakes.
The Plitvice Lakes National Park provides visitors seven different itineraries, as well as a web app containing all lake trip packages for easier sightseeing:
The following is strictly prohibited in the National Park:
Collection of plant materials, or taking any “souvenirs” of natural origin
Feeding the animals
Swimming in the lakes
Disposal of litter along the trails or elsewhere, except in the garbage bins installed throughout the park
Straying off the marked trails
For more information you are invited to visit the official web site: https://np-plitvicka-jezera.hr
No matter if summer or winter… Plitvice lakes always look like a fairy tale.