Pretty Plitvice

The green splendor of the surrounding forests, the cascading lakes, the serene sound of waterfalls, the local wildlife, the beauty. There's something about the Plitvice Lakes National Park. 

Plitvice Lakes

Come winter or summer, rain or shine, the Plitvice Lakes always puts on an incredible show of nature's finest. 

Did you know, the national park is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site?

Since 1979 the Plitvice Lakes National Park has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List. 

Did you know, 16 lakes and 90 waterfalls make up the national park?

Yes, you read that right! There are 16 cascading lakes that were formed by runoff from the surrounding mountains and lay claim to 90 different waterfalls. 

Plitvice Lakes

Did you know, the distinctive colors of the waters change color?

The lakes are renowned for their range of distinctive colors from azure to green, grey or blue. The colors of the water change depending on the quantity of minerals in the water and angle and amount of sunlight. 

Did you know, the water of the lakes freezes over during winter?

During winter, temperatures at Plitvice Lakes dramatically drop turning the park into a winter wonderland. Snow covers the forest trees and the sound of rushing waterfalls slowly stops as the water begins to freeze over. The water doesn't always freeze, but when it does it has been known to freeze over for up to 30 days! 

Winter Plitvice Lakes

Did you know, an abundance of local wildlife call the Plitvice Lakes home? 

From fish that swim in the crystal clear waters of the lakes, to the hundreds of bird species that flutter around the tree tops, and the deer that roam the park's path, we think these animals are very lucky when it comes to calling the Plitvice Lakes home. 

Experience the beauty of the Plitvice Lakes National Park with us on our Croatia & Slovenia small group tour or our Austria, Slovenia & Croatia Christmas Markets small group tour.