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One of many waterfalls in Plitvice

Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes are located in the eastern part of Lika, between the mountains of Mala Kapela and Lička Plješevica, near the road that links Zagreb and Dalmatia. Name refers to a group of lakes. The surface of some of the lakes are very small and are part of the dispersed falls. Officially there are sixteen lakes: Prošćansko, Batinovac, Ciginovac, Okrugljak, Vir, Large and Small Jovinovac, Galovac, Milino lake, Gradinsko lake, Big Burget, Kozjak Milanovac, Gavanovac, Kaluđerovac and Novakovic-brod. The lakes are connected to many larger and smaller waterfalls, and the height difference between the first (Prosćansko) and the last lake (Novakovica-ship) is 134 meters.

Forest is a common feature of the whole wider area, so even though the lakes are not at high altitude, complete impression of mountain landscapes. In this space to the east dominated northwestern mountain Ličke Plješevice - Medvedjak (889 meters), and in the west a few mountain peaks in the mountain part of the Mala Kapela. The top of this mountain, 1280 meters, is also the highest point in the national park. The lowest is 400 meters.

One tourist routes through Plitvice Lakes

National Park Plitvice

Plitvice lakes are well known national park in Croatia. It is located halfway between Zagreb and northern Dalmatia. To Zagreb is 140 km, and to Zadar approximately equal distance. Before express way was made, tourists travelled from Zagreb to Split, walked beside the road that are the Plitvice Lakes. Hiking can get to Plitvice from Kvarner Riviera (Senj is located approximately 90 kilometers and 150 kilometers of Rijeka). The nearest airports are Zagreb, Rijeka and Zadar, at distance of two hours travel by car.

Plitvice Lakes National Park can be visited individually or in group excursions, usually organized by travel agencies. Depending on available time, need to choose the route, and information service offers two half day, two day and one two-day sightseeing. Ticket includes driving on panoramic train and by electroboats.

Beautiful waterfall in Plitvice

Tourism at Plitvice

Almost parallel with the development of national parks in the world, the concept of tourism developed in this national park. Together with the hotel construction and increased tourist traffic, transit road through the Plitvice encouraged construction of private houses, apartments and accommodations.

Tourist Office Plitvice also organizes excursions outside the National Park. In the vicinity is Bosnia, clear river Una, which also has beautiful waterfalls. Specifically, in one of them, there is Martin-Brod town, and Bihac. On the opposite, western side is the mountain Velebit, which is particularly appealing to climbers, with caves Cedrovačkim in Lika, and the canyon Zrmanja on Dalmatinska side.

Plitvice Apartments

Plitvice Apartment Plitvice
Owner: Ljiljana Novosel
Address: Plitvička jezera, Plitvice, Croatia
Rent: 200 €