Until the beginning of the 20th century, Plitvice was hidden at the bottom of a forest known as “The Devil’s Garden”.
In 1949, Croatia baptized the forest as its first national park and, in 1979, UNESCO declared it a World Heritage site.
The park’s fountain has nearly 770 square kilometers (74000 acres) and includes two large waterfalls and an unusual system of subterranean caves.
Watch the video to see this magnificent place in the summer…
There are a total of 16 lakes throughout the park, attracting more than 1.2 million visitors each year.
“The Great Waterfall” is the largest waterfall in Croatia, with 78 meters high.
The park has a rich wildlife, with many species of birds and other animals that made it their home, including grizzly bears and wolves. Interestingly, the fish of the site are abundant, but of very few different species.
There are two rivers that cross the park, the White River, and the Black River, which joins one of its many bridges.
The 16 lakes in Plitvice are divided into two groups-the top 12 lakes and the 4 lower lakes. The depth of the lakes varies from 1 meter to 47 meters!
The area is composed mainly of limestone and Dolomites-two very fragile types of mineral that dissolve easily in the water, leading to the formation of many caves and caves.
Sixteen crystal clear lakes are scattered along the mountain from high to low. The ups and downs of the terrain create hundreds of turbulences and large waterfalls in the mountains, saying that the image is like the champagne tower we gathered. The lakes in the mountains flow like the blood of the human body, and they are quiet and quiet. Away from the world, from the first moment of entering the national park, people embarked on the magical journey of nature.
In order to avoid damage to the lake and the mountains, the pedestrian aisles of the park are built with wooden stakes on the mountain springs. While walking around the mountains, the springs flow slowly under the stakes at the feet of the tourists. People and nature are so Close to harmony, without destroying the grass and the wood, but fully integrated into this fantasy world.
The extensive sets of waterfalls, large and small, make visitors can constantly hear the relaxing sound of running water.
When autumn comes, the park wears an incredible set of yellow and brown foliage mixed with green, forming a picturesque scenery.
When winter arrives, the whole park turns into a snowy wonderland, painting the whole nature of white.
Snow and ice completely change the park: The sound of running water is slower and animals go into hibernation, but magic and beauty remain!
The best way to reach the 16th Lake is of course by car. It is recommended to live in the coastal city of Zadar, from here on the expressway, exit on the 13th and then take the one-hour expressway. There are also many travel agencies in Zadar’s port that have a round trip, and friends who don’t have a car are also a good choice. The sixteen lakes are located in the inland mountains of Croatia, and there are few people on the way, so the surrounding hotels are quite limited.