Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia | Travel

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Blog, Mine, Travel | No Comments

Traveled on May 18th.

Previous Destination: Istria, Croatia – Pula, Rovinj, Grozngan, Motovun, Volosko
Next Destination: Zadar, Croatia – The World’s Most Beautiful Sunset

We left Volosko in the morning for Plitvice Lakes National Park which was about a three hour drive away. We woke up a little later than we had planned so we got into Plitvice around 1pm which left us with only a few hours to walk around the park. We only got to see the upper part of the park because of that. Although it felt like we missed a bunch and easily could’ve spent the entire day there we’re still glad we went because the park is absolutely gorgeous.

This was one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited and is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Plitvice Lakes National Park is a UNIESCO World Heritage Site and is a collection of lakes arranged in beautiful waterfalls and cascades. It’s one of those places in nature that doesn’t feel real when you’re there. This place feels like it was entirely man made. The park is also very well arranged and maintained. It’s highly accessible and completely filled with walkways and bridges that will take you right up to the waterfalls, close enough even to get sprayed. The water is also crystal clear. I can only imagine how great it would be to take a dip underneath these waterfalls, which you are strictly forbidden from doing. I consider Plitvice a must visit destination when going to Croatia, even if only for a handful of hours as we did. It’s a one of a kind place and definitely lives up to the hype.

Normally Plitvice gets heavily trafficked which result in long queues around the walkways. It’s normally advised to get there early in the morning to beat the tour groups that visit in hordes. However during the day we went even showing up after lunch we didn’t experience as many people as I thought we would. I was expecting crowds like this but luckily that wasn’t our experience at all. We did go in May and after a torrent of storms had just hit the area so maybe we just got lucky. Whether it was blind luck or not we didn’t run into the crowds that the park is notorious for. For the most part we were able to walk the park at our normal pace without any slowdowns whatsoever. A very pleasant afternoon of strolling through waterfalls and cascades.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Previous Destination: Istria, Croatia – Pula, Rovinj, Grozngan, Motovun, Volosko
Next Destination: Zadar, Croatia – The World’s Most Beautiful Sunset

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