Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the most visited parts of Croatia. It is situated in the mountainous Lika region. These amazing 16 lakes connected with countless waterfalls, are one of the most beautiful places in Europe in general and it is no surprise that this National Park often gets voted as the most beautiful National Park in all of Europe!
We go to Plitvice at least once a year and try to see it on our way to Zagreb or coming back. It really does not matter what time of year you go since each season is simply spectacular!
This Fall we were going to Zagreb for a brief meeting so we stopped on Plitvice coming back. Getting to Plitvice is easy: there are signs everywhere!
National Park is open every day from 8 AM and closing time depends on the season. More information can be found on their informative web site: http://www.np-plitvicka-jezera.hr
The šark is 132 Km away from Zadar, 134 from Zagreb and about 260 Km north of Split. Using highway, for most part, is highly recommended.
Pleanty of parking places surround two main entrances and there are several restaurants in the vicinity although I would recommend stopping at picturesque Rastoke near Slunj for food!
The entrance ticket is about 110 Kn or 15 Euros per person and includes all passes to electric boat and the electric train.
There are numerous walking trails and wooden bridges across the lakes and waterfalls makin Plitvice superb place for hiking! Besides, the park is far bigger than the lakes area so you can even decide to hike in the forests above the lakes or even go on a horse back ride.
We, at Tours in Croatia offer private tours of Plitvice from almost all corners of Croatia (Zadar, Zagreb, Šibenik and Split) and the tour runs year round since all seasons are amazing in this beautiful corner of the World!
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