The lake system of Plitvice is divided into the upper and lower lakes which receive most of their water from rivers called the Black and White River River. After it rushes past the Sastavci waterfall on the lower lakes, water continues to flow to the Korana River and the Plitvice brook, dropping from an elevation of 76m. Home to 120 bird species and 75 plant species endemic to the park, this wonder of nature is both a beautiful en route stop as well as an incredible destination.
Enjoy a relaxing and refreshing tour of Plitvice National Park with a local guide. You will explore the chain of 16 beautiful lakes and waterfalls and learn of the circumstances that led to their formation. Immerse in the depths of the regional history, heavily hit in the 1990's conflict. The surrounding forest of the park is home to a great variety wildlife and some rare bird species; the nature so pristine that UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1979.
The Lakes stun in all seasons, lovely and cool during summer, icy and calm in winter, yellow and ochre in autumn, green and fresh in spring. Most of the region gets covered with snow from November until the end of March while in December and January all of the lakes freeze over, creating a magical winter landscape.
Conveniently located near the main road that connects Zagreb with the Adriatic Coast, Plitvice are a great visit from most regions of Croatia, including Istria, Zagreb, Split and Zadar. Please note, tour from Zagreb includes a visit to the very picturesque Rastoke. Rastoke is located on Slunjčica River, right before it flows into the river Korana. In Rastoke, Slunjčica creates a series of small lakes and picturesque waterfalls, portraying a rare symbiosis of beautiful nature and well preserved 17th century mills.