The Plitvice Lakes National Park – A Park to remember

Hey Beautiful people,

If you happen to pass by Croatia, a gem is waiting for you to discover it, and if not, just plan a trip there & head to The Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Croatia is an amazing country with beautiful sceneries, wonderful people & a lot to see and learn but visiting The Plitvice Lakes National Park is an experience on a totally different level.



Imagine yourself in an untouched preserved area, gorgeous lakes all around you, breathtaking landscapes wherever you look, a rich multifaceted flora & fauna, stunning waterfalls that give you such an incredible feeling of serenity and the park is at the same time a refuge for many animal species.


Plitvice Lakes National Park was founded in 1949 & is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe, the largest national park in Croatia & its most popular tourist attraction with more than 1 million visitors each year.

It is situated in Karst the mountainous area of central Croatia at the border to Bosnia & Herzegovina. The park was added to the UNESCO WORLD Heritage register in 1979.


Our journey to Plitvice Lakes National Park started on an early cold rainy morning in Mid-August. My excitement to discover a place I have read a lot about & was eager to see with my own eyes was soon replaced by worry; how am I going to enjoy all those wonderful views, lakes & waterfalls while it was raining? Besides I had no raincoat, barely an umbrella…


It took us 2 to 3 hours or even more to get there & by the time we arrived, there was no more rain & the sun was shining brilliantly in the sky. I was surely lucky!

The National Park covers a total area of 300 square km. The highest altitude point is at 1,280 m & the lowest is at 380 m.



The Park is underlain by Karstic rock, mainly dolomite & limestone with associated lakes & caves.

The river Plitvica (some scientists refer to this river as the origin of the name of the park) reaches the Plitvice lake chain at the lower & final part of the lake, at the northeast end via the Large Waterfall. This place is called Sastavci.




In front of the Large Waterfall

Plitvice Lakes National Park is open daily & can be visited all year round. Each season brings a different kind of charm to the park with lush warm greenery in Spring & Summer, rich vibrant colors in autumn & it becomes a one of a kind magical snow land in Winter.





Words & pictures don’t give justice to the beauty of the place.

To be there is to see, feel, smell & enjoy the wonders of the world!

With love,

Maja ❤


4 thoughts on “The Plitvice Lakes National Park – A Park to remember

  1. I am so lucky to live there and already fifty years I see. Something new inn the wwater scenneries and flora and fauna.Most amazing are the different colours of the lakes.Every lake (16) has its own name and history.

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