Imagine a scenery from your wildest dreams. A breathtaking nature that is there to cure you with its beauty and provide you with a heavenly experience. That’s unparalleled to everything you’ve ever seen before. Imagine azure colours, mixed with several shades of blues and greens. Imagine water that is so clear you can see fish through, and waterfalls that are so astounding that you need to take some extra time to enjoy the view.
Imagine the ecosystem that’s changing right before your eyes on a daily basis, due to natural processes that started to happen back in the 18th century. Limestone rocks, a plethora of creatures, organisms and animals, of which some can only be found in this area, is what you can not only imagine, but actually expect to see if you decide to visit.
By now you’re probably wondering what’s the location we’re talking about. Chances are you’ve probably seen some Instagram photos or even Google photos of the before mentioned scenery. This probably made you wonder how is it possible that something like this exists on Earth as it looks more like a fairytale. It’s true. It exists. It is Plitvice lakes!
Plitvice lakes are a National Park located in Croatia, with around 90 waterfalls and 16 shallow Lakes which is where the name of these Lakes come from. It’s interesting to know that the number of Lakes throughout the years changed, since some of them are disappearing, while others are forming. This is due to its live fauna and microorganisms as well is calcium carbonate that can be found in the water, and that directly affects forming of new stones and dissolving of the old ones. At the same time, the unparalleled colour of these lakes comes from different types of algae that grow inside of them as well as other microorganisms that are determining many parameters of the water, not just the color. There’s also a bit of lighting to it, which is why it’s recommended to visit this national park in the summer when it’s sunny and warm and when nature is at its peak when it comes to greenery.
What will you get if you decide to visit Croatia and Plitvice lakes? First of all, you will get the chance to enjoy what many people have on their Bucket List. Since Croatia is located in Europe, many people from other continents dream of visiting these lakes, but it seems too far or it looks like a too big of adventure. At the same, time with more than half a million visitors per year, it seems like there doesn’t have to be any extra reason for visiting this site apart from enjoying the beauty and the uniqueness of this scenery.
However, if you’re a fan of hiking, there are many hiking trails you can take and you can spend hours exploring this national park along with your friends and family. You can also take a boat ride rent a boat or simply use a ferry and enjoy the ride throughout some of the biggest lakes and rivers in this National Park, and observe everything from a different perspective.
You can also indulge in other fun activities or you can simply chill out, grab lunch or take fantastic photos. What are the favourite things people like to do when they go to Plitvice lakes? This is quite logical since nature is so fascinating. It’s taking photos! You can follow certain tips and tricks on where exactly you need to go to be able to take the best photos, or you can simply explore it yourself and find the right angle of your liking.
There are some spectacular flower species that you shouldn’t miss out as well as checking out at least five of Plitvice waterfalls, including the highest one that is almost 80 m high! That being said, these waterfalls can be called Niagara’s Little Sister, although they offer as much (if not more) for both your eyes and soul.
When in this location, you cannot expect to ever be alone. What’s the reason behind this? The answer is simple: it’s s the fascinating fauna that can be found in this National Park! Some of the animals you can bump into are animals such as brown bear, lynx or all sorts of rabbits and small animals. If you like to observe animals then you can take a guided tour and try to find one of them along the way. As long as you don’t scare them, you can enjoy the search and eventually find them. There are some snail species that are the smallest on Earth which is also something worth seeing, and there are plenty of plants that are also a must-see, apart from the before-mentioned colourful flowers that grow in the forests of this National Park.
If you’re looking for an adventure, something mesmerizing, something that will take your breath away and make you feel like you’ve travelled somewhere where you’ve never been before (or out of this world) then you should visit Plitvice lakes at least once in your lifetime. As a matter of fact, when asked, people who have already been to this location say that this is a must see and a must visit for at least once in your life.
Not only will you be able to spend a healthy couple of days in nature with your friends or family or your significant other, but you’ll also be entertained trying to discover all the interesting points, plant and animal species, and finally, some of the 90 waterfalls. Finally, considering the location of these lakes, you will be able to explore the whole Croatia, and Zagreb, the capital of this country, which is only an hour and a half away. This is extremely convenient since it allows you to plan your trip accordingly. You can rent a car or use the car of your own (depending on where you’re coming from) and indulge in exploring the wonders of this beautiful country. Why not make a reservation right now? Plitvice-lakes.tours, check here.