The absolute highlight of Croatia might be the mighty Plitvice National Park. Surrounded by the serenity of forests, lakes and waterfalls, Plitvice lives up to expectations as one of the most beautiful landscapes on earth. UNESCO even declared the region as a world heritage site in 1979.
Plitvice is segmented to the upper lake section and lower lake section, which comprises sixteen lakes and hundreds of waterfalls cascading into each other, forming a beautiful ecosystem. The forest is also home to much wildlife. To make it even more spectacular, the colour of the lakes changes constantly from shades of turquoise to grey to blue, depending on the quantity of minerals in the water and the direction of the sunlight.
Thanks to the wooden footbridges around the park running across the waterfalls, we may be able to get up-close and personal with nature. Overall, walking around the park might easily take three to six hours. As words can’t describe the beauty of Plitvice National Park, I will just let the pictures do the talking.
Plitvice is easily accessible for a day trip from the capital city of Croatia, Zagreb. The city boasts a charming cobbled street walk which reminds me a lot of Prague. Zagreb is also a centre of architecture, art and museums of the Republic of Croatia that are worth two days of exploration.