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Monday, 18 April 2011

Plitvice, A Watery Paradise In Croatia








This is an interesting and informativie article about the famous Plitvice Lakes National Park (Nacionalni park Plitvička jezera) I touched upon the Plitvice Lakes in a previous post HERE. I visited the park when I was there as a youngster and had a great time. We finished off the day at a nearby restaurant eating lamb and pork fresh off the spit (pečenka) with all the works, while admiring all the scenery. I didn't have time to squeeze it in last time, but will definitely go again. You can find out more about the National Park as well as other popular hot spots by visiting: croatia.hr and www.np-plitvicka-jezera.hr



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Wherever you look, there's a scene worth capturing on film and framing; Plitvice, the best known of Croatia's national parks, is a paradise of lakes and waterfalls. With its range of habitats and microclimates, it is also a haven for wildlife.





Source: hellomagazine.com

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In recent years, Croatia has changed from a relative unknown to one of the trendiest destinations in Europe. To a great extent this is due to the country's rocky littoral, which, washed by the Adriatic, is considered one of the most beautiful of the Mediterranean coastlines. Then there is the rich history and cultural heritage of medieval towns such as Dubrovnik, Split and Sibenik. But the well-deserved popularity also depends on the protected natural areas, which make up some ten per cent of the country's area. Eight areas enjoy national park status – a very high number for a relatively small country. Of these, Plitvice is the best known. It owes its fame to the 16 lakes of crystal clear water in all shades of green, grey and blue linked by nearly a hundred tumbling cascades, as well as to the dense forests of beech, fir and pines where bears and wolves roam, and which are home to a great variety of birds. Plitvice is classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a network of trails allows visitors to roam freely and explore. If you're a lover of nature, take a look at our gallery and see if it appeals for your next getaway.




Plitvice Lakes National Park is in the Lika region of Croatia and lies in a plateau surrounded by three mountains, not far from the border with Bosnia.




The park is criss-crossed by a series of paths and trails that allow visitors to explore the area and observe the flora and fauna.




The park is a watery paradise in all different shades of blue, green and grey; the light and shadow on the moving waters cause the colours to change constantly.






Plitvice Lakes, Croatia







Although the park is best known for its lakes and waterfalls, it is home to a wide range of birds and animals.




There are 16 lakes in the Plitvice Park, linked together by rivers and around 100 waterfall.




The area where the park lies is karstic rock, mostly dolomite and limestone, and there are marvellous rock formations and cave.






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Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia
 
 
 
 
 
 

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