Plitvice Lakes National Park, Plitvice Lakes National Park
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See 16 interconnected lakes arranged in cascades and separated by natural travertine dams at . This World Heritage Site is a former meeting place of Western and Eastern cultures, and the oldest national park in southeast Europe. During your visit, watch for the waterfalls featured in several 1960s and 1970s westerns based on Karl May novels. Also known as the Devil's Gardens, the area features blue, green, and grey bodies of water. Native species you might spy as you explore include wolves, turtles, brown bears, and lynx. Don't miss the remnants of an Illyrian fortress. Use our Plitvice Lakes National Park vacation generator to add Plitvice Lakes National Park and other attractions to your Plitvice Lakes National Park vacation plans.
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  • I friend recommended I come here when she heard I was coming to Croatia. I could have totally missed this place. We hired a cab from Zagreb for the day (3 of us) and he drove us here, stopped several ...  more »
  • I had read online that you could explore this park in 3 to 4 hours but that's not accurate... it'll take even the fittest hikers an entire day to cover all the trails. My main tip would be to be there...  more »
  • A possibility for various beautiful walks, categorized on time and difficulty. We have spent 1 day and it was more than worth it. Beautiful nature, clear blue water, waterfalls, and panoramic views.
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  • Outstanding piece of nature that is preserved and well maintained. If you go on a overcast day with drizzles you get a totally different lighting that gives you beautiful photos. If you go on a Sunny day, the fish are out and happy to see you and the photos look quite dynamic I would say. It was paradise here.
  • While I stayed in a hostel about 5 minutes by car outside of the border of the national park, the day trip that I took into the park was quite excellent. While entry does cost money, it is relatively cheap, particularly compared to other things to do in Europe, and the views are stunning. I had an amazing time walking around the lower lakes, taking very frequent breaks to enjoy the views of the nature.
  • Where: Plitvice Lakes National Park - Croatia What: A hike in a forest reserve with many waterfalls How was it: This is a magnificent place, approximately one hour away from Zagreb. They have various hikes that you can choose depending on how much you want to walk and then you start exploring. I recall there was a shuttle that brought us to the starting point. Then we navigated through the paths and boardwalks, admiring the water and the falls. The water was turquoise blue, looked so delicious that we wanted to dive in but we didn't. This is something to see and we were impressed. Grade: Eli = 5, Serge = 5 Recommend: Yes, when in Croatia - check this place out.
  • The site is amazing. It's a must to see. There are two parking slots at entrance 1 and entrance 2 (I recommend the second one). Prepare with comfortable shoes. Not really recommended with dogs especially at summertime, and when lot of tourists expected. The routes and roads are very limited width and the piers are full with small gaps where dogs can hurt themselves. The entrance fee is a bit high compared with the quality of the service provided for that free. Some locals are avoiding to pay fees because this is just in a forest so through the forest it can be reached also. Tickets are checked usually on the bus and on the ships so a cheap visit can be done without also. The buses are without air conditioning, so expect no air inside. Especially on hot summer days with window all around it's a bit crazy. The ships are a very nice travel through the lake, sadly there are only two routes for them on one of the lakes, and the long one with a daily ticket (180 Kuna) can be done only one way only. With the two days ticket it is better.
  • Very nice natural feature. Therefore at least 3 stars. (I would like to give 5 but read onward) But there are some downsides coming from the fact that it's the most popular park in Croatia. Even outside the main season the place is quite crowded and unfortunately it can feel like money factory more than nature preserving park.