The Plitvicka jezera national park contains huge forest complexes, natural great lakes, and waterfalls, fantastic flora and fauna, mountain air, contrasts of fall colours, forest ways and wood bridges, and much more . UNESCO has recognized Plitvice Lakes as a world heritage site in 1979 amongst the first ones.
The park covers a space of three hundred sq. kilometres, while the lakes join along over a distance of eight kilometres. Plitvice contain sixteen lakes lakes of various sizes, stuffed with crystal blue green water, that bit by bit descend into each other. The biggest lake is Kozjak with 81.5 hectares of land, and the deepest with forty seven m. The climate in the national park is moderate mountain and the average altitude is 600 m.Some scientists believe that the name of the Park originates from the stream Plitvice. This tiny stream flows into Plitvice Lakes at rock bottom of the lake. The near village has identical name.
Plitvicka Jezera National Park encompass sixteen lakes that are situated within the space between Mala Kapela and Pljesivica in Lika. This region in some maps continues to be referred to as the Devil’s Garden due to its position and history. According to the legend Plitvice Lakes are created after significant droughts. In those days humans, animals and plants longed for a drop of water. People have done only thing they might, prayed and prayed. Then within the valley came the Black Queen together with her splendid companion. She smiled at the people and with the robust wind and the thunder on the ground finally fell rain. The rain has fallen so long till the water level has grown enough to form specious lakes.
You may yask yourself how to get to Plitvice Lakes National Park, but it actualy isn’t a big deal. The National Park is located along the state road D1 Zagreb – Split between Slunj and Korenica in the immediate vicinity of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The nearest airports are: Zadar, Zagreb and Rijeka. The nearest train stations are Josipdol and Plaski. By bus, you can easily reach the Park with direct lines from Zagreb, Karlovac, Zadar or Split.
The Plitvicka Jezera National Park is open all year round, with longer hours during summer (usually 7am to 8pm). There is an entrance fee as a contribution to the Park’s maintenance and protection: for adults it’s fifty five Kuna (€7.50/$8) Jan to March and in November and December; one hundred ten Kuna (€15/$16) throughout April to June and in Sept and October; and a hundred and eighty Kuna (€24/$26) in July and August.
Children, 7 to 18 years old have cheaper tickets, while children under the age of seven go free. Students also get discount, and groups of 15 or more (adults, students or children) can also get discounts.
Two-day tickets for the Park can also be purchased, which provide you some aditional savings.