Jezero (lake) Kozjak, Plitvicka Jezera National Park
Hidden treasure is the Plitvice National Park, the oldest national park in southern Europe and the largest in Croatia. With its green hills, azure water and the many waterfalls, the park is a fairy tale. The sixteen lakes in the park walking in about 90 waterfalls in one another. An architectural masterpiece of mother nature. But the water is not the only thing Plitvice makes it worth it.
The lakes are surrounded by miles because the forests. Not for nothing called the Croats Plitvice their green heritage. The lakes are divided into two groups: the upper lakes (12) are surrounded by a huge forest and are larger in area and quieter, while the bottom four are located at the foot of 70-meter high cliffs and are surrounded by low vegetation. Plitvice Lakes were declared a national park in 1949 thanks to its beauty Plitvice is one of the most beautiful natural sights in Europe. Listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 1979
The colour of Kozjal Lake looks just amazing, the picture was taken at the beginning of the lake at the position where ends the wooden path in between Milanovac and Kozjak.
I did this picture with the classical camera and Kodak film of 100ASA.
The other pictures displaying here are made by DSLR camera.
Beautiful and still water of Kozjak lake at the position where the surrounding hills mirrors in the water. It is where cluster of the upper lakes is starting, right with the Kozjal Lake.
The tour include a crossing of the main lake with an electrical powered boat...The trip is gorgeous, you can see the blue coloured lake, the surrounding trees, the sky, the fish and...the ducks :)
Another favourite part of the Plitvice trip is taking the electric boat on the main lake. It was pretty chilly, but our feet needed some rest after some three hours of walking.
And you can always admire the lake, the forest and the skies
This is the ferry on Lake Jezer0 Kozjak that runs along the lake between P2-P3. The ride is about 5 minutes long. At the landings at P1 and P3 there are several places to buy food and drink (also bathrooms) and there are also several local women who have set up stalls to sell home made produce.
In the Jezero Kozjak lake there is a ferry, or rather two ferries that run between several points. They are labeled P1, P2 and P3. Here Zohara is waiting for the ferry that runs between P2 and P1 to cross to the bus station.
There are boats to transport you to the other side of the lake or river. The fee is included in the purchased ticket to explore the park.
So, take the advantage of that.
On the boat, you can see more scenic waterfalls & flowing streams around Plitvice National Park.
The boats are driven by electric batteries in order to preserve the park.
The ticket you buy also includes one round trip of the lake. These boats are very combatable and very frequent in summer. I am not sure about the wintertime but in summer you could face a queue of people waiting to get into those boats.
Plitvice is geared towards the environment. To walk the trails of Plitvice, you must take eletric powered boats or electric trams to/from the main land. By the way, there is no smoking allowed on the boat, or the dock (many people do this and it's very disturbing).
Lake Kozjak is midway between the lower and upper lakes and the point where one gets on a ferry to shuttle between the lower and upper lakes.
Jezero Kozjak is the largest lake on the national park pathways. I think its probably the least attractive too. You can walk around the outside of the lake or take a boat from the lower lakes.
The scene from the boat crossing is very breathtaking. The water itself is alluring and top of that the surrounding hills make the atmosphere very charismatic.