Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

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The Plitvice Lakes National Park is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and are situated between Zagreb and the coast. It is home to several species of birds and fish, it has 16 lakes and around 90 waterfalls. It is nothing like you have seen before with its unique emerald green water.

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The Park is divided into the Upper Lakes and the Lower Lakes, being the first the larger. There are 2 main entrances, Entrance 1 and Entrance 2. We decided to start at Entrance 1 because of the magnificent view that you have from above the lower lakes.

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There are 8 different hiking paths, all shown in the map given to you at the ticket office. The shortest one being around 3 hours and the longest about 8 hours. We decided to go with route C and it took us around 5 hours to complete it. We descended to the lower lakes, through the path that leads to the Great Waterfall.

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By then, our minds were completely blown away by the colours and the beauty of this park. From here we followed the paths that led us to P3 stop. It was lunch time so we stopped for some food and ice cream while enjoying the nature and the views.

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From this point we took a boat (bare in mind that your ticket is valid for 1 boat ride and 1 bus ride within the Park) and got off at P2 stop. We were now at the southernmost side of the Park. This side has less people as a result of the wooden path being a bit more rough to walk and not to mention the extra miles.

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We walked around several lakes and waterfalls and ended up at ST3 (station 3). There is a bus stop and the bus that takes you back to Entrance 2 and then Entrance 1, our final stop.

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Let me know if you are planing a visit soon, will be happy to offer you some insights!


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