Cascades, Plitvice Lakes National Park

4.9
#2 of 22 in Parks in Central Croatia
A highlight of Plitivice National Park, the dramatic waters of Cascades tumble from one lake to the next in a series of 16. The travertine-encrusted vegetation between the lakes forms unique barriers that give the falls a particularly lush, dramatic appearance. The vibrant colors of the water shift from lake to lake, ranging from azure to turquoise, and the transparent shallows are perfect for observing schools of freshwater fish. Detailed, well-maintined walking paths let you choose your route, and include boat rides and shuttle buses over certain portions. Keep in mind that crowds are at their heaviest from mid-morning to mid-afternoon. By using our Plitvice Lakes National Park attractions app , you can arrange your visit to Cascades and other attractions in Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • A nice walk calmly between nature and the cool Lakes, beautiful place, affordable, well organized, I recommend it in the spring and never on a Saturday or Sunday.
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  • The various Greens and blue dominate without two sentences. Photos taken at this point can not go wrong. Just "somehow" get past the crowd of tourists
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  • A bunch of years that my parents were pouring me with this natural park. Well... they've done well, and they were right:, we were there end of July. Beyond the spectacle, basic to fully enjoy the place precautions:-be there as soon as possible... 7:30... 08 h 00 (sorry for the later survey); -expect to walk a few kilometers (--> tongues/sneakers to avoid); -provide drinks/snacks and hat and sunscreen for children. Taking pictures is possible but everything depends on your seasoned and artistic eye... and light. Ultimate precaution: avoid going there in July and August to cause heat and crowds (sorry) entry to 180 HRK/adult. Parking at 7 HRK per started hour.
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Where to stay in Plitvice Lakes National Park

The most convenient way to stay in Plitvice Lakes National Park is to rent a private room or apartment from one of the local families. Check the tourist office for a list of registered owners, or look for signs posted in front of private houses. The nearby town of Korana offers a well-organized campground, with clean restrooms and a small convenience store. For the most luxurious lodging options look to the few hotels located near the park's entrance, which offer spacious rooms and complimentary parking.
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