Plitvice Lakes

The Plitvice Lakes are by far most precious jewel and best known National park in Croatia. It is  first National park established in 1949 and  covers 296.85 km2 of breathtaking natural splendor becoming with it the largest among the eight national parks of the country.
 The park harbours a grand collection of waterfalls, gallery of lakes, forest and diversity of animal life
The main attraction of this park, unique in the world, comprises 16 small lakes mutually joined by waterfalls created by a special type of limestone. This national park encompasses the source of the River Korana, located in an area surrounded by dense forests of beech, fir and spruce. There are also several caves in the park, as well as springs, flowering meadows, and among a number of preserved animal species which stands out is the brown bear.

The Plitvice Lakes are divided into the larger Upper Lakes, set amid wooded and gentler slopes, and the Lower Lakes situated in a rugged and rocky canyon. The highest of the lakes is situated at an altitude of 637 meters, and the base of Sastavci, the lowest waterfall, beneath witch the River Korana begins its course, at an altitude of 503 meters.
This 134 meter long span is further divided into a myriad of greater and lesser waterfalls which endlessly change their appearance and height.

Specially built footpaths’ erected on wooden supports allow visitors to approach the waterfalls, while at the same time preserving the creator of the lakes, travertine. Plitvice lakes are recognized as an astonishing natural monument for the benefit and enjoyment of the people now and for the generations to come. Here you can find peace and relaxation just to experience something different as a getaway from the city.