The Plitvice Lakes are a beautiful national park located in the central part of Croatia. It belongs to Licka - Senj county, the capital of which is Korenica. Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeastern Europe and the largest park in Croatia.
The national park was established in 1949 and is located in the mountainous region of central Croatia, on the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. An important road connection passing through the park area connects the Croatian mainland with the coastal Adriatic region. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park became part of the UNESCO World Heritage List. Strict regulations apply within the park. The national park is world-famous for its sixteen lakes, which are the result of the confluence of smaller rivers and underground karst rivers. The lakes are connected to each other, separated only by natural reed dams. The Plitvice Lakes are known for their distinctive colors, from blue, green, gray and azure, which are constantly changing. They depend on the amount of minerals, organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight. The lakes are divided into twelve Upper Lakes and four Lower Lakes. The highest lake is Proscansko jezero, and the lowest is Novakovica Brod. The upper lakes are separated from each other by dolomite barriers, while the lower lakes were formed when vaults in underground caves collapsed. In addition to the lakes, a 78 meter large waterfall, known as the Veliki slap, is a picturesque natural attraction.
The Plitvice Lakes are connected to each other by numerous paths and well-maintained paths, which allow visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of the park undisturbed. The national park area is home to many animal and plant species.