Plitvice Lakes -Croatian Paradise.

I must admit that I was little disappointed when I arrived in Croatia. Our first stop happened to be the famous Dubrovnik and walking around the, albeit beautiful old town I felt my heart sink. We had just left Bosnia, a relatively non-touristy area and dumped ourselves slap bang in the middle of throngs of camera laden, socks and sandals individuals; and it made me sad that none of us could truly enjoy the atmosphere of the historic old town. The catch 22 of wanting to travel the world; so does everyone else!

Plitvice Lakes National Park; situated in central Croatia, is a place that we were urged to visit by friends who had just done a similar route and boy – it did not disappoint! While arguably as touristy as Dubrovnik, the gorgeous turquoise waters and greenery that surrounds them more than makes up for the people around you; plus the length of the walk definitely allows you to space out and pace yourself. The national park is huge, which is impossible to experience all in one day and we only had a few hours; so decided to visit just the lakes on a route which took around 3-4 hours to walk.

The walkย consisted of 16 terraced lakes, with waterfalls linking many of them. No swimming allowed has meant that the park has retained all of its natural beauty, with clear waters, massive fish and pure pure paradise. If you go to Croatia and don’t tick this off of your list, you are seriously missing out!

Has anyone else been somewhere and just been in complete awe that our planet could be so amazing? I’d love to hear about it!

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11 thoughts on “Plitvice Lakes -Croatian Paradise.

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed them too! Have you been to any other countries around that region?! Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina were some of my favourite places!

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      1. Yes! I loved Montenegro and Mostar in Bosnia and also Slovenia! Such a stunning area. I’d love to go back!

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  1. Great post! Just got back from a Venice-Slovenia-Croatia-Bosnia trip. It was “after the season” so most of the short pants and socks crowd were not there. We had Dubrovnik almost to ourselves (and locals) and Plitvice Lake was much less crowded. Still stunning though, even with less sun than summer. We also visited Krka which has some really beautiful views. Split was lovely, Zagreb super cool. Sarajevo was magic. Check out our blog for our posts from this trip: http://www.topochinesvino.com.

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    1. Oh that sounds like the best trip! Venice and Slovenia are high on my list of countries I would love to visit in the next few years! Amazing that you had Dubrovnik all to yourselves! My one regret from my own trip is that we didn’t go to Sarajevo; only Mostar (which is fantastic) so I will definitely have to have a read through your posts about the trip! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. What a nice post!

    I’m working on some travel-posts about Croatia as well since our last visit so it’s really nice to get some inspiration from blog-posts like yours ๐Ÿ™‚ I missed out on the lakes so I’m happy to see them popping up here ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Keep it up!

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    1. Thank you for you’re kind message! I wish I had got to see more of Croatia so I will definitely have to have a look at some of your posts! It’s so great to hear that my blog has inspired you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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