PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK
The Plitvice lakes National Park belongs to Dinaric karst area and due to its specific geology, geomorphology and hydrology it truly is one of the most impressive karst entities in the world
Due to its diversity, presence of relict, endemic, rare, and protected species, many of which are listed in the Croatian Red Book of Plant Species and the IUCN Red List of Endangered Plant Species, the Park is designated as an exceptionally valuable floristic area not only in Croatia, but also in Europe and the world
Archaeological research suggests that prehistoric settlements existed in the Park area, while ruins of a fortress of the Illyrian tribe Japodi have been found at the site known as “Gradina”. Here the Romans built watchtowers on the foundations of which a fortified monastery was later built. Its founders were most probably the Templars or the Paulines. Croats permanently settle here in the 7th Century. Turkish invaders are present in this area from 1528 to the beginning of the 18th century, when Austria established the Military Frontier, thus stopping the penetration of Turks into Europe.
In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register.
Duration of the excursion: 12 h
The price includes:
- Car or van with professional driver
- Licensed tourist guide
- Travel insurance
Our guests may choose another route to the Plitvice lakes or back (through Senj, Vratnik, Žuta lokva, Babin potok) – an excellent route if they want to enjoy the view (a break of five minutes on Vratnik for photographs taking). This route is special because it all goes through nature, with local people selling their home-made products on the way (cheese, honey, brandy,…).