NP Plitvice Lakes Among World’s Most Popular Destinations

Lauren Simmonds

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February the 17th, 2024 – The gorgeous NP Plitvice Lakes are visited throughout the year by masses of people from across the globe. It should come as no surprise that it has been listed as being among the world’s most popular destinations.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, although attractions such as the Great Pyramids or St. Peter’s Basilica are beyond awe-inspiring, some of the most incredible sights on Earth have been created thanks to nothing else but nature. The natural world has insurmountable gems to offer, from waterfalls and canyons to snow-capped peaks, and it’s all worth respecting.

“The Independent”, one of the most well-read British media outlets, recently published an article about eleven exciting and all-inclusive destinations that must be visited this year. Croatia’s oldest and largest national park, NP Plitvice Lakes, is on that list.

The destinations offer a unique and unforgettable experience, according to The Independent, and NP Plitvice Lakes, declared a national park back in 1949, has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1979.

The national park is located in the green heart of Croatia is best known for its crystal clear lakes, beautiful waterfalls in an impressive heavily forested environment. This unique natural phenomenon showcases the astonishing beauty of wild nature, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy the charms of this natural pearl.

NP Plitvice Lakes has a total of sixteen lakes that boast terraces and are connected by a series of waterfalls. The lakes are known for their vibrant colours, which vary from azure to green, grey and blue, depending on the mineral content and organisms in the water, as well as the angle of sunlight above.

The park is not only a destination for nature lovers, but also a habitat for diverse flora and fauna, including rare and endangered species. It is a paradise for photographers, mountaineers, animal lovers and all those who want to enjoy the silence and beauty of nature.

In addition to gorgeous NP Plitvice Lakes, the list also included other destinations from elsewhere across the Republic of Croatia, including the Baraćeve špilje (caves), the island of Hvar, and Zadar on the Dalmatian mainland.


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