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Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in Croatia. The national park is situated roughly halfway between the town of Zagreb and the town of Zadar. The Plitvice Lakes consist of more than 90 waterfalls and 16 named lakes. The 16 lakes are divided in 12 Upper Lakes, the Gornja jezera and 4 Lower Lakes, the Donja jezera. The Plitvice Lakes are separated by natural dams of travertine. The lakes are filled with fish. The amazing colours of the Plitvice Lakes change constantly, the colours are ranging from turquoise to green, azure or grey. The Plitvice Lakes are inter-connected by a series of waterfalls. The woods are populated by rare bird species, deers, brown bears, wolves and reptiles. In early spring, the forest floor is covered with wild flowers, such as anemone, lungwort and wild clover. Plitvice Lakes National Park gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1979. World Heritage Art: The Fallen Lakes of Plitvice

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Plitvice Lakes National Park - The Galovac Lake is the eight highest lake in Plitvice Lakes National Park, the national park is an imposing collection of more than ninety...

The Galovac Lake is the eight highest lake in Plitvice Lakes National Park, the national park is an imposing collection of more than ninety waterfalls and sixteen lakes, each of which is situated at a different height. The Plitvice Lakes are inter-connected by a series of waterfalls. Plitvice Lakes National Park was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1979

  1. Plitvice Lakes National Park - The Galovac Lake is the eight highest lake in Plitvice Lakes National Park, the national park is an imposing collection of more than ninety...

    The Galovac Lake is the eight highest lake in Plitvice Lakes National Park, the national park is an imposing collection of more than ninety waterfalls and sixteen lakes, each of which is situated at a different height. The Plitvice Lakes are inter-connected by a series of waterfalls. Plitvice Lakes National Park was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 1979

  2. Plitvice Lakes National Park - Plitvice Lakes National Park: The waterfall Veliki Slap is also known as the Great waterfall. The Veliki Slap is...

    Plitvice Lakes National Park: The waterfall Veliki Slap is also known as the Great waterfall. The Veliki Slap is 78 metres tall. The Veliki Slap is the tallest waterfall in the Plitvice Lakes National Park and also the highest in the whole of Croatia. The waterfall is situated at the very end of the Lower Lakes. In winter, the Waterfall is almost completely frozen.

  3. Plitvice Lakes National Park - Plitvice Lakes National Park: A waterfall tumbles down into the Kaluderovac Lake, one of the Lower Lakes. The difference in height between...

    Plitvice Lakes National Park: A waterfall tumbles down into the Kaluderovac Lake, one of the Lower Lakes. The difference in height between the Prošćansko Lake, the highest lake and the Kozjak Lake, the lowest lake is about 100 metres. Plitvice Lakes National Park was founded in 1949. The Plitvice Lakes are one of the major tourist attractions in Croatia.

  4. Plitvice Lakes National Park - Plitvice Lakes National Park: A travertine dam in one of the Upper Lakes, the Plitvice Lakes are separated by natural dams of...

    Plitvice Lakes National Park: A travertine dam in one of the Upper Lakes, the Plitvice Lakes are separated by natural dams of travertine. For centuries, the water created the lakes and dams of travertine, the dams are continuously growing in height and thickness. The  Plitvice Lakes are surrounded by woods, populated by bears, deers, wolves and rare bird species.

  5. Plitvice Lakes National Park - Plitvice Lakes National Park: Mistletoe grows on a tree near the Gradinsko Lake. The Gradinsko Lake is situated 553 metres above sea level....

    Plitvice Lakes National Park: Mistletoe grows on a tree near the Gradinsko Lake. The Gradinsko Lake is situated 553 metres above sea level. In the Plitvice Lakes National Park mistletoe plants grow on many trees. In Plitvice Lakes National Park are many wooden footbridges which leads you along the lakes and waterfalls.

  6. Plitvice Lakes National Park - Plitvice Lakes National Park: The Plitvice Lakes are filled with wild fish such as trout species. The amazing colours of the lakes change...

    Plitvice Lakes National Park: The Plitvice Lakes are filled with wild fish such as trout species. The amazing colours of the lakes change constantly depending on the angle of sunlight, the quantity of minerals and organisms in the water, the colours of the water are ranging from turquoise to green, azure or grey.

  7. Plitvice Lakes National Park - Plitvice Lakes National Park: The Veliki Burget Waterfall cascades down from the Burget Lake. The area around the Burget Lake...

    Plitvice Lakes National Park: The Veliki Burget Waterfall cascades down from the Burget Lake. The area around the Burget Lake is a mix of still water ponds, small waterfalls and cascades. The are around the Plitvice Lakes is forested with tree species, such as beech, fir tree, mountain elm, spruce and wild cherry.

  8. Plitvice Lakes National Park - Plitvice Lakes National Park: The Veliki Mali Prštavac waterfall is 28 metres tall, the nature has created a kind of amphitheatre...

    Plitvice Lakes National Park: The Veliki Mali Prštavac waterfall is 28 metres tall, the nature has created a kind of amphitheatre with a curtain of several waterfalls. The waterfall is situated at the Galovac Jezero, one of the largest lakes of the Plitvice Lakes.The Veliki Mali Prštavac is the second tallest waterfall of the Plitvice Lakes.

  9. Plitvice Lakes National Park - Plitvice Lakes National Park: The Galovacki Buk is a 16 metres tall waterfall situated in the heart of the Upper Lakes,...

    Plitvice Lakes National Park: The Galovacki Buk is a 16 metres tall waterfall situated in the heart of the Upper Lakes, The waterfall cascades down into Gradinsko Lake. This lake is situated 554 metres above sea level. The colours of the water of the Gradinsko Lake changes from turquoise to milky white.

  10. Plitvice Lakes National Park - Plitvice Lakes National Park: The Galovac Lake is situated 582 metres above sea level, this lake is one of the largest lakes of the Plitvice...

    Plitvice Lakes National Park: The Galovac Lake is situated 582 metres above sea level, this lake is one of the largest lakes of the Plitvice Lakes. Kozjak Jezero is one of the Upper Lakes and is the largest of the Plitvice Lakes. The Kozjak Lake is situated 534 metres above sea level. The Upper Lake Prošćansko Jezero is the highest lake, situated 636 metres above sea level.

  11. Plitvice Lakes National Park - Plitvice Lakes National Park: A tree in the wild waters of the Milanovacki Slap waterfall, a ten metres high waterfall at the travertine dam of...

    Plitvice Lakes National Park: A tree in the wild waters of the Milanovacki Slap waterfall, a ten metres high waterfall at the travertine dam of the Kozjak Lake and the Milanovac Lake. In early spring, the waterfalls are a magnificent spectacle, when turbulent bodies of meltwater tumbles down the travertine dams.

  12. Plitvice Lakes National Park - The Plitvice Lakes are situated in a natural basin of karst rock formations, such as dolomite and limestone. The sixteen lakes...

    The Plitvice Lakes are situated in a natural basin of karst rock formations, such as dolomite and limestone. The sixteen lakes of the Plitvice Lakes are divided in twelve Upper Lakes, the Gornja Jezera, and four Lower Lakes, the Donja Jezera. Plitvice Lakes National Park was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979.