Lika-Senj County combines the two most attractive Croatian lands, mountains and coast. It consists of the northern part of the Velebit Mountains, while the coast still undiscovered by tourists is full of small coves and hidden beaches. The region's biggest attraction is the Plitvice Lakes National Park.
The main city of the region is Gospić, but it mainly serves as an administrative center. The city was destroyed during the war in former Yugoslavia in the early nineties of the twentieth century. Much more famous is the seaside Senj, where you can see monuments from Roman and medieval times, including the remains of the fortress of Nehaj.
The most famous and most visited place by tourists in the region is the Plitvice Lakes National Park. It is a UNESCO area of lakes, streams and waterfalls flowing through a limestone plateau. Its beauty is impressive at any time of the year, and the intensely blue and emerald waters of the lakes make a huge impression.
The second most visited place in the region is Northern Velebit, a limestone mountain range classified to the Dinaric Mountains, which offers beautiful, scenic hiking routes and rich karst form. You can find here, among others Grabovača and Cerovacke Caves open to tourists.
The most important river in the region is Gacka, which is famous for fishing for trout. At its sources there is a small town Majerovo vrilo, in which you can see a dozen or so preserved water mills from the beginning of the 20th century.