Plitvice Lakes National park is a complex of 16 lakes of various sizes that pour one into another, divided by travertine barriers. The algae, mosses and plants create extraordinary palette coloring lakes in all different shades of green and blue.
Hidden between the Mala Kapela mountain range and Lička Plješivica mountain range lies a true Croatian gem - the Plitvice Lakes National Park (cro. Plitvička jezera). It’s the largest and the oldest national park in Croatia that you can’t afford to miss out on this summer season.
The Plitvice Lakes National Park has always been of special importance for the Republic of Croatia, and since 1997, when it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, its value is growing daily.
This national park represents 300 km2 of pure nature with sparkling lakes, cascading waterfalls, and deep mystical forests that together form a harmonious unity imbued with verdure. It’s the perfect place for filling up your batteries, team buildings, or family day trips. With this beauty all around you, you'll be able to take tons of Instagram-worthy photos.
The Plitvice Lakes National Park consists of 16 dazzling lakes, divided into Upper and Lower Lakes. The ones that make up the Upper Lakes are: Prošćansko jezero, Ciginovac, Okrugljak, Batinovac, Veliko jezero, Malo jezero, Vir, Galovac, Milino jezero, Gradinsko jezero, Burgeti and Kozjak.
On the other hand, the Lower Lakes consist of Milanovac, Gavanovac, Kaluđerovac, and Novakovića Brod, with a spectacular ending in the Sastavci waterfall below which the Korana River springs.
You can choose between 7 different walking routes and 4 hiking trails to tour the lakes. However, keep in mind that they differ in length so make sure to research before taking up on an adventure.
We also recommend that you always check the weather forecast, wear appropriate shoes, clothes, take an umbrella or sun protection (if you plan your visit in the summer).
Where are the Plitvice Lakes?
The Plitvice Lakes National Park is located between the Mala Kapela mountain range and the Lička Plješivica mountain range, in the Lika-Senj and Karlovac counties, in the very center of the Republic of Croatia.
Due to its location in the center of the country, it is within easy reach of major cities.
2 hours 5 minutes
1 hours 40 minutes
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5 hours 15 minutes
Are Plitvice Lakes worth visiting?
Plitvice Lakes National Park is a must-see national park in Croatia that you can’t afford to miss. As such, it’s definitely worth visiting.
Every year, it’s visited by over a million tourists who find haven in the mesmerizing verdure of the stunning landscapes.
What is unique about Plitvice Lakes National Park?
Plitvice Lakes National Park is the best of nature. It’s one of the most fantastic tourist attractions in Croatia that makes you want to come back again and again.
With broadwalks spread over dazzling lakes that change color by the second, views of the astonishing landscapes, delightful waterfalls, and surreal viewpoints, Plitvice Lakes is one of a kind and your heart will say the same.
Simple enough to be liked by everyone, yet so unique falling in love with it feels so effortless.
You’ll find yourself gazing at the same view for minutes, wanting to absorb all of its beauty.
Can you swim in Plitvice Lakes National Park?
Swimming in Plitvice Lakes National Park is strongly prohibited, as such activity could harm the well-preserved, beautiful lakes.
If you really feel like swimming, you can enjoy yourself by taking a swim in the crystal clear Korana River, just a few kilometers to the north of Croatia.
How much time do you need in Plitvice Lakes?
We highly recommend you plan an entire day for the visit to the Plitvice Lakes National Park. It has trails that differ in length, varying from 2 to 8 hours of walking.
With this in mind, choose the one that best fits your timeframe, but save some time for other fun activities such as having a picnic by the lakes, taking pictures, or simply enjoying the beautiful nature.
Plitvice Lakes is best enjoyed when you take your time, without hurry, and take a moment to absorb all that it has to give.
Plitvice Lakes National Park map and tickets
The price depends on the time of the year you plan your visit and the visitor category. The prices are best explained on the official price list of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, where you can buy your ticket online as well.
However, if you want the full experience of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, we highly recommend you book a tour with a private guide on our web!
Visiting it on your own for the first time can be a bit confusing, which is why private guide tours are the way to go.
Don’t miss our Plitvice Lakes National Park Full Day Tour from Zadar, reserve your spot, and walk through untouched nature along with a professional guide!
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