National park Plitvice Lakes

Croatia’s most recognisable UNESCO-listed national park, Plitvice Lakes are comprised of 16 cascading lakes and travertine waterfalls, and with endemic flora and fauna, they make a thriving ecosystem. Plitvice is beautiful any time of the year, showing change of seasons, making them a must-see whatever the time of your visit.

Breathtaking sunset view in the Plitvice Lakes National Park

Visit the breathtaking waterfalls of Plitvice Lakes

These incredible waterfalls have been a tourist attractions since the late 19th century. As opposed to being any singular attraction, the Plitvice Waterfalls (pronounced “PLIT-vits-uh”) are really a large network of karstic lakes and waterfalls. Just imagine walking besides and even right over lakes full of fish while displaying a color and clarity that rivals China’s Jiuzhaigou. These waterfalls must be experienced whilst you are in Croatia!

Wooden boats at the pier on the lake in the evening light.

Explore the park by the river boat

Wooden rowing boats are available to hire at the lakeside – an ideal way to discover these extraordinary lakes, interconnected by streams and waterfalls, surrounded by beautiful forestry, plants and caves. Swimming in the lakes is completely prohibited – the water in these lakes are completely pure!