Plitvice Lakes National Park
Logo of Plitvice Lakes National Park Map of Plitvice Lakes National Park View of the lakes on a satellite image Plitvice Lakes National Park (Croatian: Nacionalni park Plitvička jezera, colloquial Plitvice, pronounced [plîtʋitse]) is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. The national park was founded in 1949 and is situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The important north-south road connection, which passes through the national park area, connects the Croatian inland with the Adriatic coastal region. The protected area extends over 296.85 square kilometres (73,350 acres). Features The national park is world famous for its lakes arranged in cascades. The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colors, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. Origins of the name and reputation Location Routes and distances The nearest airports are Zadar, Zagreb and Rijeka.
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