Plitvice Lakes Croatia

Plitvice Lakes Croatia

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A UNESCO World Heritage site, Plitvice Lakes in Croatia more than deserves the honor. The lakes are in a karst region in the mountains of Croatia which refers to a topography formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks such as limestonedolomite, and gypsum. This means that in addition to sixteen gorgeous lakes and dozens of waterfalls, the surrounding area also has numerous caves, some of which can be explored.

The color of the water among the lakes, anywhere from an azure blue, to turquoise, to gray and even green, is one of the area’s most beautiful features. The land itself is unspoiled and unpolluted being a considerable distance from any major city. It’s no wonder that a million visitors make their way to this part of Croatia each year.

Plitvice Croatia Videos: Here is a gorgeous 4.43-minute video showcasing the beauty of the Plitvice Lakes. This 4.32-minute drone video gives an overhead view of these amazing lakes.

FunFacts about Plitvice Lakes Croatia: (Source)

  • Basic information, quote: Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest and largest national parks in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register. The national park was founded in 1949 and is in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. (Source)
  • The north–south road that passes through the national park connects the Croatian inland with the Adriatic coastal region.
  • One million tourists visit the lakes and waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes Croatia each year.
  • There are sixteen lakes in Plitvice Croatia.
  • The lakes are all separated by natural dams made up of travertine, a substance that is created by the interaction of moss, algae and bacteria.
  • The lakes have distinctive colors, quote: 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. (Source)
  • The Plitvice Lakes have dozens of waterfalls.
  • Located in a mountainous region, the Plitvice Lakes have a moderate mountainous climate.
  • Because the lake region is underlain by karstic rock, there are many caves in the area.
  • Plitvice Lakes Croatia has been a protected area for a long time. Given its distance from pollution, its primeval fir and beech forests are home to many rare species of animals and plants, as well as the brown bear, known in the US as the grizzly bear.

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29 thoughts on “Plitvice Lakes Croatia

  1. Breathtaking!!! Would be a beautiful place to go sit and read (lol). I loved the videos and pictures. The waters colors are so pretty – love the waterfalls.

  2. Wow, I’ve never heard of these lakes and they are absolutely gorgeous. Would love to do the walk all around them and the water looks so inviting!! Loved all the pictures. AZ

  3. Hi, Everyone! I had no idea these lakes and waterfalls even existed. This is why I love doing this blog–the discovery! Just when I think I’ve found every place of beauty on our planet, another emerges! Love it!

    Caris
    Buckeye, Arizona USA

  4. These lakes are truly beautiful. I was more in love with them as I looked at the next picture! Fabulous, Mother Earth! Well done.

  5. The second video with the drone footage was simply stunning. I don’t think I’ve seen more beautiful water than that. Awesome.

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