The National Park Plitvička jezera (Plitvice Lakes) is the oldest Croatian national park. It is known for its magnificent travertine waterfalls which create clear lakes in a constant biodynamic process of travertine creation. As a result of that process, a series of 16 cascade-lined larger and several smaller lakes, which are the most picturesque part of this Park, was created.
The Park is home to as much as 1267 plant species, of which 50 orchid species, 321 butterfly species, 157 bird species, 20 bat species... A special place in the abundant fauna is reserved for the largest European carnivores: brown bear, wolf and lynx. In 1979 UNESCO included Plitvice Lakes in the List of World Heritage Sites due to the uniqueness, natural beauty and value of the national park.
The most beautiful and first proclaimed national park in Croatia