Near the border with Croatia’s neighbor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in the Mountain Croatia, the national park Plitvice Lakes finds its place.
It’s Croatia’s biggest and oldest national park, declared back in 1949. Since 1979 Plitvice Lakes are part of the UNESCO World Heritage List
Plitvice Lakes National Park Croatia
Even though people do not seem to be very keen on the karst, in this case, it has surprised us all — in the middle of it, Plitvice Lakes are located.
They consist of 16 beautiful and unique lakes divided into upper (12) and lower (4) lakes.
Upper lakes are surrounded by forest and connected with waterfalls, while the lower ones are smaller and shallower.
What makes Plitvice Lakes unique are travertine barriers that grow, making the depth, size and shape of the lakes change all the time. Also, the colors seem to change due to sunlight and minerals in the water.
The title of the highest lake goes to Prošćansko lake with its 639 meters (699 yards) while the lowest one is Novakovića Brod with 503 meters (557 yards). Honestly, the contrast is not that significant.
Two waterfalls, Sastavci falling down from 72 meters (79 yards) and Veliki Slap falling down from 76 meters (83 yards) are just the examples to let your imagination go.