The Plitvice Lakes offer a wealth of natural landscapes, stunning waterfalls and breath-taking scenery.
Situated between Zagreb and Zadar, Plitvice is one of the oldest national parks in south-eastern Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register.
One of the natural highlights of Croatia, the Plitvice Lakes are close to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. The waters run over limestone and chalk which has created natural dams. These, in turn, have created stunning lakes, caves and waterfalls.
The forests in the park are home to a host of wildlife including bears and rare bird species. Visitors can enjoy open walking trails and swim in the lakes.
The park can easily reached by car along the main road from the coast to Zagreb or from Split and Zadar along the Croatian coast. The going is slow but roads are well maintained.