Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of Croatia’s most famous attractions and can lay claim to one of 20 most beautiful waterfalls in the world.
Visitors have described the stunning park as ‘Mother Nature in her loveliest, most scenic guise,’ and these pictures show the sight in all its glory. Located roughly halfway between capital city Zagreb and Zadar on the coast, the lakes are a definite must-see in Croatia.
The park covers an area of 33,000 hectares and includes 16 lakes in succession, connected by waterfalls. Plitvice is the oldest national park in Southeast Europa.
The lakes are formed by two rivers: the White River and the Black River, which flow in the river Korana. The waters of these rivers are rich in calcareous salts (mostly calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate), from the dissolution of carbonate rocks forming the geological structure of sito.
Plitvice Lakes isn’t just for summer. It’s a stunning place to visit any time of year as the different seasons see the Park take on different hues, whether that’s lush greenery in spring/summer, rich colours in autumn, or magical scenes in the snow and ice in winter. Even if conditions are rainy, the park can still be wonderful to explore as the water takes on a dramatic effect – sometimes bubbling up underneath your feet on the wooden pathways!