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Croatia : Plitvice lake national park

Plitvice lake is a 295sqย  km national park in central Croatia. There are 16 lakes , 12 upper and 4 lower lakes joined by waterfalls. Veliki Slap is the highest waterfall (78 meter) in lower lakes. Apart from walkways and hiking trails there is also an electric boat which connect lower lakes and upper lakes.

My flight from Sarajevo was on the Morning. From the airport , I first had to take a bus to transfer to main bus station and then took a bus from there to Plitvice . I bought a 2 day ticket to the national park.

Day 1, I explored mostly lower lakes. I followed signposted trails to Veliki Slap. The highest waterfallย in the Plitvice National Park is theย Large (Great) Waterfallย (akaย Veliki slapย in Croatian) โ€“ 78 meters highย situated at the very end of theย Lower Lakes. It is fed by waters of Plitvica Potokย river. Considered as the most beautiful one on the Lakes, thisย waterfall is also the highest one in theย whole of Croatia.

There are two entrances , I stayed at Pansion Danica which is close to Entrance 1 . This is the entrance I used for both days. Park provides maps with various route options with letters marked with A, B , C etc . At the edge of Kozjak lake which is end of lower lakes circuit there are information booths for food, toilet and also the launching point for boats.

There is also upper cliff walk which goes along dart road and gives a very good view to the lakes and finally which takes us back to the Veliki slap. I did a hike through the forest to reach back to the main entrance






Day 2: I also had about half day to explore further before travelling back to Zagreb. I used the same entrance as day 1 . Used a slightly different route this time to explore lower and upper lake systems.

Also worth to mention , that food at restrurant Licka Kuca near Entrance 1 is amazing . It is worth to try some traditional Croatian dishes there.