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10 reasons why you will fall in love with Plitvice Lakes National Park

Considered one of the most beautiful natural wonders of Europe, the Plitvice Lakes National Park is located in the very heart of Croatia. Those who visit the Plitvice Lakes will surely enjoy their natural beauty and create unique memories that will last a lifetime. In this blog post, we will name 10 reasons you will also fall in love with the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

1. Natural beauty

The Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the most impressive natural wonders of Croatia, encompassing 16 stunning lakes interconnected through a series of cascades and waterfalls. The lakes are known for their crystal-clear water and they are surrounded by lush vegetation, making them a picture-perfect natural oasis. Visitors can explore numerous trails leading them through the park and enjoy spectacular views. With each step, you will reveal a new natural attraction, and the scent of fresh air and the sounds of water will create a soothing ambiance.


The Plitvice Lakes National Park was inscribed on the UNESCO World Natural Heritage List in 1979 and thus recognized as a site of outstanding cultural and natural significance, as well as one of immense beauty and aesthetic value. The formation of tufa, the most prominent phenomenon of the park and part of the “outstanding universal value” recognized by UNESCO, necessitates the clearest water and pristine flora.

3. Photography paradise

Taking photos at the Plitvice Lakes National Park is a real treat for all photography and nature lovers, as this stunning park will delight you with its marvellous views and natural attractions – a recipe for perfect photos. Keep in mind that, despite the perfect conditions for outstanding photos, the best way to experience the beauty of the park is with your naked eye.

4. Natural diversity

The Plitvice Lakes National Park boasts an immense diversity of its flora and fauna and its lush forests, lakes, and cascades are home to over 1200 plant species and a wide variety of wild animals. From bears to wolves, lynx, and a variety of bird species, the park boasts a rich and lively ecosystem. The park’s flora is especially diverse, ranging from intact rainforests to exotic orchids. If you are a nature lover, do not miss the opportunity to explore this natural wonder and discover the amazing flora and fauna of this veritable paradise on earth.

5. Unique wooden bridges

One of the most important elements of the Plitvice Lakes National Park are its unique small wooden bridges and paths made of chestnut wood. These signature bridges take the park’s visitors on a tour of its natural attractions in the best way possible – from the close proximity.


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6. Romantic aura

The beauty of the Plitvice Lakes will inevitably fill your heart with love and romance, creating a unique romantic aura felt throughout the park, down to its smallest paths and corners, enticing you to fall in love. The scent of fresh air, sounds of nature, and marvellous views create a relaxing atmosphere for enamoured couples. This may be the beginning of your own fairy tale – you may propose to the love of your life at one of the viewpoints or even hold your wedding here.

7. Stunning lake colours

The Plitvice Lakes are renowned for the turquoise-emerald colour of its water, which is the created by a combination of minerals, sunshine, and microorganisms from the lakes. The water reflects and refracts light in a specific way, creating astonishing shades of blue and green, which are sure to enchant the visitors. Moreover, given that the lakes are located on different altitudes, the water flowing over the rocks and falling into the lakes below creates a spectacular visual experience.

8. Waterfall diversity

The park boasts a great number of waterfalls, the largest of them being Veliki Slap (The Great Waterfall), measuring at 62 metres in height and towering over the smaller ones which are no less impressive.

Waterfalls, their networks, and tufa barriers all result from a natural process of limestone sedimentation.

9. Winter magic

The park is open all year round, including winter, when it becomes a veritable fairy tale setting. White snowflakes flutter over the frozen waterfalls while the lakes flow into one another amongst an environment which appears frozen in time, having spent the autumn painting each leaf its own colour.

The mystical silence of winter gives the environment a dream-like aura and the visitors a chance to see the lakes from viewpoints normally hidden from sight by a lush forest. In the nearby Mukinje Ski Resort, you can recharge your batteries by sleighing and skiing on pure, natural snow covering the gentle slopes.

10. Picturesque walking trails

Start your tour by following the clearly marked park trails through lush forests and enjoy a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. Whether you are an experienced hiker or prefer a casual walk, a marked trail awaits you. A leisurely stroll will take you on a tour of picturesque viewpoints, a fragrant green forest, and across paths made of chestnut wood located near waterfalls, whose murmur hides centuries-old tales.


Although there are more than 10 reasons to fall in love with the Plitvice Lakes National Park, we outlined the main few in this blog post. It is up to you to experience the unique beauty of the park and discover your own special treasures.

Tomislav Kovačević is General Manager at Plitvice Lakes National Park. Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest and biggest national park in Croatia.

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  1. The images say it all, you almost don’t need any words. Plitvice is an amazingly beautiful part of the world.

    1. Dear Matt, we are glad that you enjoyed our blog and the images. We hope that you will visit us and enjoy the beauty of the Park in person. :) Regards from Plitvice Lakes National Park.

  2. You say that there are more than 10 reasons for visiting Plitvice and you hint at another when you feature a section on winter. I’ve not been to Plitvice but I can imagine the contrast between seasons must be spectacular. I’m very envious of locals who must be able to go for a walk through the different seasons whenever they want.

    1. Dear Dan, we are glad that we evoked your imagination. We hope that you will visit us in all seasons and discover the beauty of the Park. :) Regards from Plitvice Lakes National Park.

  3. The nicest thing about places that are a photography paradise is that they have a built in legacy. You return home with plenty of memories of your travels. Far more reliable than the human memory.

    1. Dear Lorraine, we agree with you. We will gladly welcome you to the Plitvice Lakes National Park for you to make photo memories. :) Regards from Plitvice Lakes National Park.

    1. Dear Stephen, we are glad to hear that. We will gladly welcome you in the near future. :) Regards from Plitvice Lakes National Park.

  4. Those blues and greens of the water colours are amazing. I’m guessing that those unusual colours are something to do with the local minerals?

    1. Dear Carolyn, thank you for the comment. Yes, the waters of the Plitvice Lakes National Park are specific. The water of the Plitvice Lakes is oversaturated with dissolved calcium carbonate in the form of calcium bicarbonate. At the riffles and particularly at the tufa barriers, calcium carbonate (calcite) is extracted from this mineralized water in the form of tiny crystals that are then deposited. Because of these waters, the tufa is forming. Tufa is a product of calcium carbonate deposited at temperature conditions near the ambient temperature and often contains the remnants of microphytes and macrophytes, invertebrates, and bacteria. We hope this was helpful, we hope that you will visit us and explore the colors by yourself. :) Regards from Plitvice Lakes National Park.

  5. There’s an art to seeing waterfalls. I remember being taken in a tour to see something like the third highest waterfalls in Africa and they were very disappointing. It was summer and there hadn’t been any rain for weeks.

    During winter and early Spring waterfalls will be spectacular. Also, if there’s been recent rain that might pep up the falls too.

    By thinking about timing you can really enhance your waterfalls experience.

    1. Dear Bob, we are glad that you liked our blog. Waterfalls are absolutely scenic and special to gaze upon. We hope that you will visit us soon and witness the beauty of the Plitvice Lakes National Park in person. :) Regards from Plitvice Lakes National Park.

  6. There are some writers who are very skeptical and quite snobbish about listicles.

    I love a good listicle. The title usually tells you exactly what you’re getting and how much of it you will get.

    Like this one on Plitvice, they are usually laid out clearly and the bonus is that you get an image backing up every point.

    What’s not to like?

    1. Dear Moyà, we are pleased that you enjoyed this listicle in our blog. We always try to find interesting subjects and quality photos to display the beauty of the Plitvice Lakes National Park. We hope that you will visit us and enjoy it in person. :) Regards from Plitvice Lakes National Park.

  7. Interesting that I should read this post now. I’ve come across Plitvice a few times recently. As well as reading a couple of pieces like this, friends have just back from a few days in Plitvice as a leg of their travels. They really enjoyed some good walks and reported back that the scenery was stunning.

    1. Dear Laura, we like the fact that the blog and your friend’s experience interested you in Plitvice Lakes National Park. We hope that this will encourage you to visit the Park. :) Regards from Plitvice Lakes National Park.

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