Nature & Wildlife

National park Plitvice

The national treasure of Croatia with breathtaking beautiful waterfalls and lakes!

meren van Plitvice, Kroatie

Visit this world renowned and most visited National park of Croatia, and walk on the well maintained wooden walkways alongside the photogenic emerald green lakes and waterfalls. A perfect day out in nature to combine a walk through nature with a boat ride on one of the lakes. Due to is unique geological features of the water retaining dolomites and porous limestone in the karst the unique area of Plitvice lakes was shaped by natural, geological characteristics.

What are local specialities?
Traditional specialities from the Lika region around the lakes of Plitvice include grilled lamb and grilled trout with baked potatoes, and as desert strudels filled with apple, prunes or young cheese.

Where to sleep?
There are several campsites in the area, it is forbidden to camp in the park itself. In addition, there are apartments, guest houses, holiday homes and a few hotels and in the vicinity of the park where you can book an overnight stay. You can find more information about the lakes of Plitvice and the surrounding area on the website of the Plitvice tourist board.

boot op meren van Plitvice, Kroatie

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  • Try to schedule a visit, if possible, outside the months of July and August – it is very busy and the entrance fees are much higher
  • Parking is free at the Rastovača parking lot, please note that there are no clearly marked parking spaces

Opening hours
Monday – Sunday, and national holidays
Entrance 1 – Rastovača 08.00 – 16.00
Entrance 2 – Hladovina closed
Auxiliary Entrance FLORA 08.00 – 16.00
Hladovina car park – closed
Rastovača car park – open – without charge

Electric boat
Short line (P1 – P2) –
Long line (P2 – P3) 08.30 – 15.30 – every 60 minutes
Long line (P3 – P2) 09.00 – 16.00 – every 60 minutes

Panoramic train
St2 – St1 08.00 – 16.00 – every 60 minutes
St1 – St2 08.30 – 16.30 – every 60 minutes

telephone +385 53 751 015 / 014 (Booking and Enquiries)

meren van Plitvice, Kroatie

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