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Plitvice Lakes National Park

Local name: Nacionalni park Plitvička jezera

Plitvice Lakes National Park Plitvička Jezera, or Plitvice Lakes National Park, is an area on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The park created in 1949 has an area of nearly 300 thousand. km2, on which there are 16 karst lakes, connecting with each other picturesque waterfalls. Caves are also a great attraction - the largest of them are Golubinjaca (160 m long) and Supljara (70 m). The park is visited by almost one million tourists every year.

The largest of the park's waterfalls and at the same time the largest waterfall in Croatia is Veliki Slap, created on the Plitvica stream. Water falls here from a height of 78 m. The total level difference between the highest lake Prošćansko (636 m above sea level) and the beginning of the Korana River flowing out of the falls (480 m above sea level) is 156 m.
You can get around the park on foot, by small passenger ships or by wheeled train. Tourists have a choice of many routes with varying degrees of difficulty and walking time - from 2 to 8 hours of hiking.


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    Plitvice Lakes National Park map
    53231 Plitvička Jezera , Croatia