One of the most beautiful natural wonders in Croatia and all of Europe, the Plitvice National Park is best known for its breathtaking lakes, waterfalls and lush forest. Opened year-round and receiving more than a million visitors annually, Plitvice National Park is Croatia’s most visited national park. The park can be reached by buses from Split, Zadar and Zagreb.
The park’s most notable features are the 16 interconnecting lakes that are divided into upper and lower clusters. Formed by natural travertine dams, the lakes range in distinct colors from turquoise to blue, green and gray. Among the lakes are numerous waterfalls varying in size and volume. Visitors can explore the lakes and surrounding area by walking along the assortment of wooden walkways as well as boat transfers.
Souvenir and snack shops are located at both the entrance and exit of the park, while a large picnic area with food vendors is situated within the park across from the main lake. There are also several nice hotels near the park’s entrance.