Plitvice Lakes National Park is located in Lika region, at the southern slopes of mountain Mala Kapela, 140 km far from Zagreb. It is the most beautiful and most visited National Park in Croatia.
It is a wooded mountainous region where 16 very clear azure blue lakes are located. Water comes from a lot of small springs and streams and are all interconnected and cascade into each other.
On April 8, 1949, the Plitvice Lakes were declared a National Park area and rigorous nature protection measures were established. The park was put on the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List in 1979. in recognition of its “outstanding natural beauty and the undisturbed production of travertine (tufa) through chemical and biological action”. Today, Plitvice Lakes are symbol of Croatia as a tourist destination and in 2014. a record was set, when 1,18 million people visited this National Park.
Sightseeing of the Park is organised in a circle and it doesn’t require great condition. Most of the way you can walk easily along cool and shady paths, directly by the water. The sightseeing tour also includes an environmentally-friendly bus drive ( on the harder part of paths ) and a boat ride accross the lake. Besides, there are a lot of coffee bars and restaurants where you can take a break and enjoy pleasant nature all around you, far away from city crowds…