The Big Waterfall (Veliki slap) & Sastavci, Plitvicka Jezera National Park

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    VELIKI SLAP

    by balhannah Updated Feb 24, 2012

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    We follow this boardwalk around a cliff right above the rushing waters and come right before the tall and misty "Great or Big Waterfall" also known as Veliki Slap.
    The water tumbles for 78metres and is quite spectacular!
    You need to be a little careful here, as it was a bit slippery from the waterfall spray, and if you go too close, you will probably get rather wet

    I didn't do this, but there are stairs that you can climb to the top of the waterfall and one tunnel where you would get to look down upon the waterfall

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    The Lower Lakes - Sastavci & Korana

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 12, 2012

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    Sastavci & canyon of Korana river
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    This is closer look of so-called Sastavci, a fan of waterfalls that from the Novakovica brod lake tumble over the travertine barriers. It is the beginning of the incised canyon of the River Korana, a 134 kilometre long beauty of the karst.

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    The Lower Lakes - Sastavci

    by croisbeauty Updated Jan 12, 2012

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    The Plitvice Lakes are located in the central part of Croatia, in Lika, at the end of hilly Kordun, between the slopes of woody Mala Kapela and Licka Plješivica.
    When entering in the NP, stop at the Rastovacki vidikovac (viewpoint) and look the foaming grey-green canyon and the Big Waterfalls of Plitvice brook.

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    if you could turn yourself into those drops...

    by picek Written Nov 16, 2010

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    Beauty of the waterfall, the biggest in Croatia is beyond words. Veliki slap, or the big waterfall is 78 m high, born from Plitvice stream which by the foot of the rock wall where its waters ends through gorgeous water curtain, becomes river Korana.

    Amazing at any given time of the year, but most impressive when frozen! At least I though so. When we visited it during winter, when landscape was covered by snow there were almost no people there at weekend, it was incredibly quiet and humble, it was like a landscape you dream about.

    Simply said: Veliki slap will take you away. Close your eyes, step close and let its water sprinkle your face.

    Most people only stop by its bottom - here most pictures are taken from. But if you afford yourself little extra time and a little more effort, you can as well view it from above. Not if you have problems with height, though. Series of spectacular views will reward you for your try, so convince yourself - it's worth every drop of sweat, but stick to the paths. Do it in dry weather, my revisit to Plitvice was on beautiful autumn day from which these pictures are from.

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    The Big Waterfall

    by Bregman Written Sep 17, 2005

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    The waterfall is visible from miles away. It's in the very end of the park (or the starting point, if you ener from the other entrance). When you get right to the foot of thw waterfall, there is a narrow path you can take, climbing the steps to the top.

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    The Lower Lakes - Big Waterfalls

    by croisbeauty Updated May 1, 2005

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    Sastavci - Veliki slap
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    The falls of the water of the Plitvice brook gleam like silken hair spread out upon the dark rock. It is also known as the Big Waterfalls and is the most scenic and the most attractive waterfalls in whole area of the National Park of Plitvicka Jezera.

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    The BIG one

    by codrutz Written Feb 12, 2004

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    ..meaning the biggest waterfall in Plitvice, where it all makes sense..this is one of the biggest travertine made waterfalls in Europe..some 30 meters. I tell you it is impressive..you would get more than a picture feeling by being there in person.Not so much of water debit, but impressive in height

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    Plitvicka, below Veliki Slap

    by Martin_S. Written Oct 24, 2003

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    Plitvicka, below Veliki Slap, Croatia

    Just below the Veliki Slap there are several more pools or small lakes, but they are not within the area you can visit in the park. But you can stop to see the color of the water, take a picture and then have fun telling everyone that "Yes that IS the color, the true color, the film was okay!!!"

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    Plitvicka, Veliki Slap closeup

    by Martin_S. Written Oct 24, 2003

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    Plitvicka, Veliki Slap closeup, Croatia

    In the closeup you can see the moss that has grown up around the waterfall in the parts that are less swift running. When you look at the waterfall from a distance you will notice that it has a green tint to the rock wall over which it falls.

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    Plitvicka, Veliki waterfall

    by Martin_S. Updated Oct 24, 2003

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    Plitvicka, Veliki Slap, Croatia

    Here you can see how the Veliki waterfall towers over you as you approach the base of the cliff. What is fantastic here is that you can get very close. You can also see here how the waterfall has split into many smaller parts.

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    Top view

    by Imbi Updated Oct 20, 2003

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    Top view of the waterfall is fantastic. You would really like to stay and gaze the stunning scenery.
    If you don’t like queues and want to avoid the hustle and bustle of people than this is the right place for you.
    Go to the top of one of the mountain and sit there and enjoy

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    Waterfall

    by Imbi Updated Oct 20, 2003

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    Plitvicka Jezera Nacionalni Park is consists of some beautiful waterfalls and in the picture you could see one of the biggest in the park.
    There are pathways to guide tourist and during the summer period, pathway becomes queue of tourist and it takes time to get to this big waterfall.

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    The Big Waterfall as seen by Imbi

    by Nykaenen Updated Sep 2, 2003

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    Me under the Big Waterfall

    I was pretty content with seeing the waterfall from a (dry) distance, but Imbi had to have it his way! He was the guest and I had no choice but to play the role of a friendly host.
    And so I went closer, climbed those slippery rocks and posed patiently.
    As a thank you note, Imbi let me put this photo on my page as well :-))
    He is such a gentleman. You can tell he's British.

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    Veliki slap / The Big Waterfall

    by Nykaenen Updated Sep 2, 2003

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    The Big Waterfall

    One of the first stunning views you see if you enter through the northern (1st) entrance is the Big Waterfall. Summer of 2002 was quite dry so the waterfall was not at its best, but still a stunning beauty.

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    Enjoying The Natures

    by coceng Updated Aug 20, 2003

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    Do come here if you want to enjoy nature at close range. Walk yourself in all the trails, take the boats to where you started from & repeat it all over again.

    More photos coming !

    All photos are in chronological order, taken by me as I walked around the park.

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