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Plitvice lakes national park
plitvice_1 Plitvice Lakes is the oldest and biggest national park in Croatia (established in 1949 and covers 296.85 km2 ) and the one of the most beautiful in the world. It is known as a "pearl of Croatia" and is on the list of of World Natural Heritage by UNESCO due to its diversity. Ranging in altitude from 367 m to 1279 m above sea level. The Plitvice lakes harbours a great collection of waterfalls, gallery of lakes, forest and diversity of animal life. The most breathtaking are the lakes witht heir distinctive colors, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue.  

plitvice_2The colors change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight.The sixteen lakes which are formed by natural dams are separated into upper and lower lakes. About 8 km of pathways and wooden walking trails around lakes are accessible to visitors. Trails are descending from an altitude of 636m to 503m above sea level. Activites in the park are: Hiking, electric boat and train ride, cycling, skiing and rowing. The National Park is also home to 4,000 inhabitants. The local economy is based on tourism and farming.


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