Featuring 16 pristine, terraced lakes lying in a forested valley, the beauty of the UNESCO protected Plitvice National Park is unquestionable.
The lakes are joined by a series of streams and waterfalls with the waters constantly changing colour from shades of blue, to green and even purple depending on the mineral content present in the water.
The park covers 300 square meters, and visitors can walk the many forested trails, wooden boardwalks and bridges, and of course travel the largest lake, Kozjak by electric boat.
Wanting to keep the water in pristine condition, no swimming is allowed at Plitvice.
The park can also be visited in the winter. Covered in snow, it really is a completely different experience to the warmer months and adds another dimension. Regardless of when you visit, a trip to Croatia is incomplete without a visit to this iconic area.
There are sleeping options in the park. My favourite is the park’s namesake – Hotel Plitvice.