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Situated in the mountainous part of the country, Plitvice Lakes National Park is Croatia's oldest and largest national park. In 1979, the park was added as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today, over 1 million people visit the park each year.
What lures so many people Plitvice is its cascading lakes and waterfalls with the radiant blue and green colors. Sixteen lakes are created from crystal clear water that flows from off the surrounding mountains. These lakes are surrounded by dense fir forest and at times, elusive brown bears and wolves can be spotted in the region surrounding the park. Scientists claim that over 50 species of mammals can be spotted roaming the grounds.
Visitors enjoy touring the grounds on the elevated wooden pathways. Many appreciate the sensation of feeling like you are walking on water. There are seven different routes to tour the lake system and four hiking trails. There is also a boat ride that is offered on Kozjak Lake and a tram ride that is included in the cost of admission. Since 2006, swimming is no longer prohibited in the park. The park is open year-round. Cover photo courtesy of Pixabay.