visiting plitvice lakes national park

Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park is something you just must do when travel to Croatia.

Plitvice lakes is the largest National Park in Croatia.

It is known and popular for the incredible beauty of waterfalls and cascades of lakes. In 1979 the National Park was announced a part of UNESCO World Heritage.

There are 16 large and a lot of smaller lakes, connected with each other with waterfalls. 36 caves and grottos can be seen when visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park.

The total area of the National Park is 30 000 hectares.

Practical information for visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park

The park is open all year round, though the schedule of open hours changes depending on season.

In hot season the park is open from 7am till 8pm.

In winter time the second entrance is closed and only entrance #1 is open.

Entrance fee for visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park is about $10 for adults during low tourist season.

During high season the fee is $32, and children under 7 years old can enter the park for free.

Tours to Plitvice Lakes are arranged from many locations in Croatia.

You can join a group or plan visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park yourself. Also you can join excursion without preliminary booking upon arrival to the Nature Reserve.

At the entrances to the Park ask for advice on how to plan better your trip, buy maps and brochures.

Getting to remote parts of the park is organized by regular shuttle buses, which are free of charge.

Otherwise you can walk among the magnificent beauty of Plitvice Lakes and enjoy every trail, stunning waterfalls and landscapes.

One thing that will attract your attention for sure are hundreds of fish, following you.  They are so friendly and used to communication with people that can even ask for food from you :), but it is not allowed to feed them.

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In some places the water is deep and you will walk on wooden roads and bridges.

Plitvice Nature Reserve is an amazing fantasy of nature, combining water and greenery in the same place.

Everything here is in harmony and even presence of hundreds of tourists doesn’t break the tranquil atmosphere.

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3 hotels of Plitvice Lakes will be happy to offer you overnight, should you decide to stay longer.

Please note a few restrictions for visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park: walking the dogs, swimming, hunting and fishing, setting fires.

The Upper Lakes consist of 1 lakes separated by barriers.

The Lower Lakes group counts 4 lakes.

Plitvice Stream is 4km  steady water flow.

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