There are many reasons why you should book your accommodation right now, pack your bags and come to see our stunning Park. We will try to describe only 6 of them, but the list goes on.
1. First NATIONAL PARK in Croatia
This year park celebrates 70th birthday. April 8th 1949, is the exact date Plitvice lakes became first ever National Park in Croatia. That makes our Park the oldest, most visited and the biggest national park in our country. With age comes wisdom, they say, but if you come and see the magnificence and beauty of our loveliest gem, you will see that in this case, with age comes beauty. That takes us to reason number two.
2. UNESCO World heritage site
Plitvice lakes National park was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979 for its “outstanding natural beauty.” The lakes of Plitvice are a result of century-old processes and the sedimentation of chalk, which is abundantly available in the waters of this karst area. These sedimentations are called tufa or travertine (both are called sedra or tuf in the Croatian language, apart from many other names like bigar or vapneni mačak). Tufa consists of sedimentations of minerals from the water that typically consolidate on moss or on the underground of the lakes. These sediments are the results of century-old sedimentation processes. Year after year, new layers of sediments are being added. This is one of the main reasons why our lakes are special. This too, leads us to the reason number 3.
3. Unique 16 lakes and magical color
There are tons of answers for the most common question our visitors ask us: “Why are Plitvice so special?” 16 cascading lakes come together to form a place so unique and gorgeous that it almost looks like heaven on Earth. These lakes are known for their cascades and the ongoing biodynamic process of tufa, or Travertine formation, which only occurs under specific ecological and hydrological conditions. The other thing why lakes are being famous are their distinctive colors, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colors change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight. Those colors make surrounding nature even more attractive.
4. Breathtaking waterfalls
The biggest waterfall in Park, cro.Veliki slap (meaning The big waterfall) is 78 meters high and offers a breathtaking view, and when you stand in front of that magnificence, you can feel the drops of purest water there is, lightly touching your face. Other waterfalls such as Veliki Prštavac or Mali Prštavac, are amazing as well. You just have to come and see this perfection! Park is full of cascades, big or small waterfalls, and every step of the way is different and unique.
5. Easy to explore
With different programs carefully planned for your visit, you can find the one which is the best for you and your needs. Everything in the park is clearly marked, you can track your whereabouts at few map points, you can take the map with you, and enjoy your visit carefree. Paths in park are well maintained, marked and clean. Only thing you need to bring is your good spirit, comfy shoes and clothes.
6.Flora and fauna
Another striking thing about Plitvice lakes is its huge forest bank. The thick vegetation is home to various endangered and rare species of flora and fauna. Birds, reptiles, amphibians, butterflies, mammals and numerous species of plants – all live in perfect harmony in Plitvice region. Some of the uncommon species of Flora and Fauna found in Plitvice include the Siberian Leopard plant, the common sundew, butterwort, bladderwort, brown bear, zooplankton, hedgehogs and dormouse – to name a few. Come to Plitvice to find rare flora and fauna nestled in the deep woods or at the touch of your hand.
If you need more reasons to visit us, than we can only say, local food and wine! Plan your visit, buy your tickets online and come to see the most beautiful place on Earth, our little piece of heaven National park Plitvice lakes, Croatia!