Plitvice Lakes National Park

Why You Should Explore This Park

Turquoise Lakes and Beautiful Waterfalls

Plitvice Lakes National Park has 16 beautiful lakes, all varying shades of turquoise, grey, and green and several large waterfalls. It is almost like stepping into a fairytale! 

Easy Hike

This hike will be filled with scenery and great places to take pictures. It only takes 2-8 hours, depending on which route you take.

Interesting Facts

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park is the largest park in Croatia and the oldest in southern Europe. It is protected by the UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization). 
  • The park gets 1.1 million visitors each year!
  • The park has over 90 waterfalls!
  • The caves in the park have many strange inhabitants and over 50 different mammal species. 

How to Get There and Where to Stay

A flight from Atlanta to Zadar or Zagreb takes anywhere from 10- 22 hours. A great place to stay near the park is at EthnoHouses. It is about a 19-20 minute drive to the park. It is traditionally decorated and has modern facilities. 


“There’s nothing quite like the waterfalls here. They look like they should be out of a story book. This is the most beautiful lake and waterfall area I have seen around the world. You can spend all day walking and admiring the beauty of the scenery, plants and nature. You can’t go to Croatia without visiting.”

“I have no words to explain how phenomenal this place was. It was simply mesmerising and totally worth going to Croatia for. We didn’t expect it will be so beautiful! We saw pictures before our arrival and thought it’s a little bit photoshopped . But it really surprised us! It’s very beautiful! One of the truly wonderful sights of nature. Don’t miss it if you go to Croatia.”