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Kornati National Park Full-Day Trip from Zadar
"Visit the jewel of the Adriatic Sea on a full-day tour to Kornati National Park departing from Zadar.Leaving in the morning make your way to the park via boat. Enjoy breakfast as you travel to the 109 islands that make up the park. Along the way you'll stop twice to go swimming tour an old village on an island and visit the nature park Telašćica with its wildlife and sea creatures.You will also have the opportunity to swim in the salt lake Mir. Then relax as you are taken on a tour around the park checking up the dramatic karst-limestone formations that tower around you. In the middle of the day
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Plitvice Lakes Private Day Trip from Rijeka
"Your guide/driver will pick you up at desired place and drive toward NP Plitvice lakes. You can expect approximately 3 hours of pleasant drive. You will have one stop on the way to Plitvice (in Senj) for coffee break. In Senj you built in 1558 on the Nehaj hill upon Senj town (optional - entrance fee is not included)Upon our arrival start exploring the national park. Pick one or maybe a couple of park routes walk along the trails and stroll across the rustic wooden bridges enjoy the stunning beauty of the 'Land of the Falling Lakes'.Referred to as the 'Land of the Falling Lakes' Plitvice Lakes National park is precisely that. Over thousands of years surface and subterranean rivers have carved paths for themselves through the limestone
From EUR88.00
 
Island of Pag Private Tour from Zadar
"The town of Pag has a rich offer of the ancient monuments culinary delights and an entirely different nature with magically beautiful stone scenery. At first glance the Island of Pag is a rough stone made edged with sky-blue sea and placed under the wing of the Velebit Mountain. It is often called ""Island of Rock "" or ""Lunar Island"" because its surface has a somewhat intimidating appearance with a stone white from gale rugged in so many forms that only nature can create that occupies even 86 percent of the island's surface. The island of Pag is known as one of the sunniest islands in the Adriatic
From EUR250.00

Lakes Tips (11)

Islet in the Lake Kozjak

Favorite thing All you need is to come freely here, to this unique gallery of Nature, to listen to the flickering murmur of the falls, to gaze at the abundance of stony shapes, the reflections of the firs and beeches in the rocking water, issued from out of the stone, to listen to the song of birds, to breathe in the scent of flowers in bloom, to encounter the wild animals.

Fondest memory There is a small islet in the middle of the Lake of Kozjak, but you can get it only by the rowing boat. It is worth of your little effort. The islet is call "Stefanijin otok" (Stephanie's Islet) and local farmers used to protect their goats from the wolves on it. According to the local legend, around 30 young goats were running away from wolves during winter. They drowned in the lake as the thin ice layer cracked.

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croisbeauty
Jan 12, 2012

16 lakes

Favorite thing The Plitvice lakes were made a UNESCO heritage site in 1979, it consists of 16 lakes of fantastic azure and green colours set in a valley surrounded by forest. There are lower lakes and upper lakes, the paths are connected by wooden bridges and footpaths with one ferry connection from lower to upper lake. Connecting the lakes are a total of 96 waterfalls, with rich plant and animal life abundant.

Fondest memory The views and the waterfalls

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deeper_blue
Sep 30, 2005

The Clear Blue -Green Water

Favorite thing One of the most breathtaking characteristics of Plitvicka Jezera Nationalni Park is the glorious blue- green color of the lakes.

I read that the beautiful array of hues are attributed to calcium carbonate which interacts with the algae at the bottom of the lakes.

Fondest memory The appearance of the water of these crystal clear lakes varies depending on the degree of sunshine reflecting off them.

You may notice this in different photos have I taken of the lakes because I visited on a day when there were periods of sun, clouds and rain.

I thought the appearance of the lakes was most vibrant in bright sunshine.

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chrissyalex
Jun 23, 2005

Burget

Favorite thing Burget is the point of the National Park where you leave behind the Lower Lakes and approaching to the Upper Lakes area. This is the scene you can see from the boat which takes you across the Kozjak Lake to a wooden quay. You can stop here your exploring of the Park and another boat will take you to the mainland. If doing so, you'll never know what you have missed.

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Oct 11, 2004
 
 
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Malo (Small) Lake

Favorite thing The known legend of the Black Queen, a folk tale about the coming of the water in the Plitvice region, was given literary shape back in 1888. The story originated as part of oral tradition among the hard-used people of this bulwark of Christianity, in the time of the battles with the might of the Ottomans, after famine, drought, misfortune and the sufferings of war. The Black Queen, goes the legend, begged rain fot them, started off the water courses and gathered all that might of eater up in the lakes. The Black River, the Black Oeak, the Black Queen - reality and myth. The water from the Prošcansko Lake flowed becaues of a "prayer" ( phonetically related to the name of the lake), for the salvation of life over all the falls and lakes to the course of the Korana River. The Queen's Palace and Gavan's Treasure vanished, and up sprouted little wooden mills, and villages, and the hotel palaces above the water and the falls. And people came, to wonder at the lakes, to praise them , revel in them, live from them.

Fondest memory This is Malo (Small) Lake, beautiful and pieceful with crystal clear water.

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croisbeauty
Oct 11, 2004

The Lake Galovac

Favorite thing The Matica goes from the confluence of the Bijela and Crna rivers, at the end of the old village of Plitvicki Ljeskovac, this flows into the biggest of the lakes, the Prošcansko Lake. Some other smaller permanent and seasonal water courses flow into part of the water of Plitvice. There is, for example, Rjecica, which floes into Kozjak, and the streamlets that bubble up in the Prošcansko Lake, Ciganovac and other small Upper Lakes.

Fondest memory The Lake of Galovac belongs to the group of the Upper lakes.

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croisbeauty
Oct 11, 2004

Crystal clear water

Favorite thing The Plitvice Lakes are located in the central part of Croatia, in Lika region, at the end of hilly Kordun, between the slopws of woody Mala Kapela and Licka Plješivica.
At first it was concealed, as it were protected, within the dense,impassable forests at the foot of the eroded peaks of the mountains. Today, however, it is accessible to, and draws, the eye of every visitor. The Plitvice Lakes have been created according to very particular laws governing the natural changes in the hydrogeology and climate, quite differently from the way tens, hundreds of lakes in this country and elswhere have come into being.

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croisbeauty
Jun 13, 2004

Plitvicka - The Turquoise Lakes

Favorite thing You can see here the same lake that the reeds were cleared from, it is the small one in the upper section, you can also imagine what it looked like stagnant, brown and green. I think the green and turquoise looks better.. and NO my film is not bad, YES it is THAT COLOR....

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Martin_S.
Dec 26, 2003

Top 5 Plitvicka Jezera National Park Writers

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"PLITVICKA JEZERA"
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"THE INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL WATERFALLS OF PLITVICE"
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Martin_S.

"Plitvicka National Park, pure beauty"
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"P L I T V I C E"
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"Plitvice - water wonders"
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Plitvicka - A Work in Progress - reed removal

Favorite thing In the distance you can see the wall of reeds. They had displayed pictures of "before" and "after" at this point. Before they began removal of the reed beds the entire lake was covered with the reeds and the water was stagnent in many parts because the reeds prevented any movement and rejuvination of the water. Today most of the lakes are free of the reeds and support a large ecosystem of fish in the fresh flowing water.

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Martin_S.
Dec 26, 2003

turquoise

Favorite thing I am always impressed with the turquoise waters of Plitvice... It's due to some special algae that live on the bottom.
(I can't explain my moody face here, maybe tired after so much waling? We crossed 20 km on foot that day!)

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Aurorae
Aug 26, 2003

Plitvice or Seychelles?

Favorite thing Sometimes the water is so turquoise, blue and green, and so diamond clear, on a sand, that it looks liek Seychelles, especially wth wooden paths over the water, and through the vegetation... Impressive beauty!

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Aurorae
Aug 26, 2003

Things to Do Near Plitvicka Jezera National Park

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Lower lakes (Donja jezera)

We visited Plitvice Lakes on a day tour from Split with Portal Tours. Our tour guide was Mario and driver was Tiho and they were just great After hiking through the Upper Lakes, we took the shuttle...
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Upper lakes (Gornja jezera)

We visited Plitvice Lakes on a day tour from Split with Portal Tours. Our tour guide was Mario and driver was Tiho and they were just great. The park was extremely crowded, even in the "shoulder"...
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Fish, Animals & Wild Life

The park consists of 16 lakes surrounded by beautiful forests. Characteristic of the area are the many rapids and waterfalls that connect the lakes together. The park attracts thousands of visitors...
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The Big Waterfall (Veliki slap) & Sastavci

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...
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Blue cave & Supljara (Hollow Cave)

Thankgoodness I had shoes on with good grip, because climbing up the steps to Supljara cave, I needed them. I needed to be very careful as the steps were made of stone blocks, were narrow and quite...
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Jezero (lake) Kozjak

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...
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