This is largest national park in Croatia. It covers an area of 185 sq. miles. This place is well known for it’s 16 cascading lakes and dramatic waterfalls. I also went to the Krka national park – see this post
Here’s my tour of the Plitvicka national park in 10 photos. Ready?
Let’s go down here
The water is so clear
There are loads of waterfalls
You can walk right next to them
On wooden walkways
There are 20 lakes in total
There are some alternative paths
With caves and stuff
But it’s the water I like
It’s like… Emerald glass. And the fish come right up to you
Vandog tip: Avoid the crowds and get free parking
These kinds of places are way better when you’re on your own (I think) – I mean without all the crowds. Most people seem to come in the morning and it gets really really busy. But everyone seems to clear off in the late afternoon. I went into the park at about 6pm and only saw a few people – that’s in mid June. It’s also cooler and the light is more interesting for photos at this time. So don’t rush to avoid the crowds; arrive late and enjoy the park.
Also, if you leave the carpark after 7pm, the parking is free and they don’t bother charging you – the guy in the hut told me.
Now see my post on the Krka national park here