Plitvice Lakes National Park, Plitvice Lakes National Park

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See 16 interconnected lakes arranged in cascades and separated by natural travertine dams at . This World Heritage Site is a former meeting place of Western and Eastern cultures, and the oldest national park in southeast Europe. During your visit, watch for the waterfalls featured in several 1960s and 1970s westerns based on Karl May novels. Also known as the Devil's Gardens, the area features blue, green, and grey bodies of water. Native species you might spy as you explore include wolves, turtles, brown bears, and lynx. Don't miss the remnants of an Illyrian fortress. Use our Plitvice Lakes National Park route builder site to arrange your visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park and other attractions in Plitvice Lakes National Park.
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  • In places the walking routes were very busy (particularly along the duckboards), difficult to pass people either walking very slowly or taking selfies. We spent over 5 hours in the park. An... 
    In places the walking routes were very busy (particularly along the duckboards), difficult to pass people either walking very slowly or taking selfies. We spent over 5 hours in the park. An...  more »
  • Paid parking on top of the entrance ticket although not too expensive, parking was well laid out and easy to use. Walks around the lakes are well laid out and the scenery is stunning! My partner... 
    Paid parking on top of the entrance ticket although not too expensive, parking was well laid out and easy to use. Walks around the lakes are well laid out and the scenery is stunning! My partner...  more »
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  • Great place to spend a day. As others have said, this may be the best national park in Europe. I visited during the pandemic slowdown. Normal times, it is extremely crowded in summer and early fall. 200 kn per person entry fees. If you are in Croatia, then it is a must do. Wear good walking shoes. Need to be in good physical shape for walking, not necessarily need to be athletic. Lots of up and down steps. Narrow path for two way stream of visitors. Pick a dry day that is not too hot. Temperature here can be different than Split. Not for anyone with any mobility issues.
  • Truly unbeatable scenery. Stunning lakes, waterfalls and vegetation. Park is very well organized and the price is certainly fair. Big downside are the massive crowds. Come (very) early to avoid the masses, but you’re bound to walk in line at the most popular spots. If you like nature and walking take two days and do not take the train/bus. Distances are very doable for everybody.

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