Plitvice Lakes National Park is not only the oldest national park in southeast Europe, it’s also one of the most extraordinarily spectacular.
Located in the mountainous region of central Croatia, this UNESCO World Heritage site consists of sixteen azure and turquoise lakes connected by cascades of mineral water that have carved through the soft limestone.
Wooden walkways that cross the lakes and verdant forests of fir, spruce and beech that surround them create a hikers paradise. It’s particularity beautiful in winter. Bears, deer, foxes, wolves and over a hundred species of birds inhabit this Eden-like park.