Lying midway between Zagreb and Zadar, and in Licko-Senjska county, Plitvice Lakes National Park , composed of 19.5 hectares of woods, lakes and waterfalls, is one of Croatia’s top sights, its most popular National Park and a World Heritage Site. The 16 lakes are a stunning turquoise and spill over into waterfalls and bubbling streams. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes became a UNESCO World Heritage Site for “outstanding natural beauty, and the undisturbed production of travertine through chemical and biological action”.
The Plitvice Lakes were formed in a valley between three mountains in the Dinaric alps. Rainfall collected in the valley, slowly being dammed in place by natural travertine deposits created by moss, algae and bacteria. These lakes naturally run off into eachother, providing the breathtaking waterfalls which are this national park’s main event.
Area of Plitvice Lakes is paradise for walkers and hikers as well as nature lovers. Lakes are lovely and cool in summer, icy and calm in winter, yellow and ocre in autumn, green and fresh in spring – any time of the year it is a priviledge to be around those lakes! Plitvice Park is conveniently located near the main road that connects Zagreb and Croatia Adriatic Coast. It is easily accessible by public transport as well as by bicycle, from Karlovac, Zagreb or Split. Due to it’s popularity among Croatian as well as other visitors, there are various accommodations available in and around Plitvice Lakes. [via Find-Croatia]