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Plitvice Lakes – Croatia’s first National park, established in 1949. National Park Plitvice covers 296.85 km2 of breathtaking natural splendor what makes it the largest among the eight national parks of the country.
The park was inscribed on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1979, in recognition of its “outstanding natural beauty and undisturbed production of travertine (tufa) through chemical and biological action”. The park represents a phenomenon of karst hydrography.
The park presents a grand collection of waterfalls, gallery of lakes, forest and diversity of animal life. The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colors, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colors change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight. The Park consist on sixteen lakes which are formed by natural dams of travertine 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.
The Park is situated in central Croatia, in the eastern part of the mountainous region of Lika. The National Park is also a home to 4,000 inhabitants. The local economy is based on tourism and farming.
Plitvice lakes are recognized as an astonishing natural monument for the benefit and enjoyment of the people now and for the generations to come. Today, 60 years after its establishment, National Park Plitvice continues to provide inspiration for visitors becoming nowadays one of Croatia’s biggest attractions. Thousands of people from all over the world visit the Park during summer. They come to find peace and relaxation just to experience something different as a getaway from the city.
Hiking is a common activity with organized programs for park visitors, other possible activities include: electric boat and train ride, cycling, skiing and rowing.
“There are water, lakes, waterfalls and forest elsewhere, but Plitvice Lakes, are unique they simply must be seen!” (Academic, Ivo Pevalek, 1937) Come for a visit and take away the experience of a lifetime.. It is time to get out and enjoy the beautiful outdoor in Croatia!.
How to reach Plitvice
Lakes National Park from any of the two cities of Zagreb or Zadar by bus or by car.
This awe-inspiring tourist destination is connected well by roads to both these cities and thus, it is a safe journey to be followed from any of these two locations. You may even reach Plitvice from Karlovac or Split, riding on a bicycle, which is definitely a fun activity.
Plitvice Lakes National Park is open from 8am to 7pm everyday round the year. You may enjoy walking and hiking in this area and of course, witnessing the most wonderful form of nature existing here.
PLITVICE LAKES NATIONAL PARK
53231 Plitvice Lakes
Kvarner – There are twenty two ports for nautical tourism, of which 14 are marinas with 3,004 berths at sea and 1,766 dry berths form the base on which the Kvarner nautical-tourist offer rests and it is founded on two types of experiences: fun and education.
Its entertainment or fun part takes place through charter services, organized cruises, nautical-tourist regattas and competitions, while education applies to well organized sailing schools and schools teaching how to operate vessels.
The hinterland boasts some exceptional highland and mountain scenery, exemplified in two of its best known national parks, Plitvice lakes and Risnjak.
Tourism in Croatia began here, on the westernmost section of the Kvarner coast, when the Austro-Hungarian social elite began visiting to enjoy the freshimage
Active holiday in Gorski Kotar
When we decided, back in the year 2003, to renovate the ruins of an old mountain-house, we wanted to put emphases on slowly forgotten beauty of mountain architecture and mountain cultural heritage through construction and renovation in old-mountain style.
Thanks to the natural beauties and the inexhaustible possibilities offered by the mountains, Gorski Kotar is certainly one of the most fascinating areas of continental Europe.
It is a place where wolves, wild deer can still be seen in their natural habitat, as well as bears, chamois and bobcats, which risk extinction in other parts of the world.
We wish that our dear guests, besides superior quality of accommodation, enrich their stay through familiarizing the natural and cultural wealth of the Region of Gorski Kotar.
The very fact that the Sobol household is located in the Magnificent butterflies valley, which accounts over 500 species of butterflies and is situated in the near of Kupa river in Kupa valley in so-called state of Petar Klepec, is reason enough for you to come and enjoy the silence, fresh air, bird singing and to feel what does it mean to be a part of nature. For those who desire an adventure in nature, we offer a variety of programs and trips.
The house is a perfect accommodation for 6 persons. On the ground floor there is a kitchen, dining room, large sitting room with fire place, wine room, toilette. On the first floor there are 2 double bedrooms, and 2 single rooms with additional optional beds – every room has apx. 22 m² and every room has it´s own bathroom.
Gorski Kotar is adventurous location for all nature and active holiday lovers. It offers variety of excursion in order to explore nature and cultural beauties. All you have to bring along is a good intention to reward yourself with true and genuine experience.
Let us mention your optional adventurous. Like visit to the National Park Risnjak, rafting, canoeing, safari, kayaking and hydro-speeding on the river Kupa, hunting and fishing, foto safari, adrenalin park, paintball advanture, cycling and hiking tours, caves exploration ( cave Lokvarka is the biggest lighted cave in Croatia in Lokve, cave Vrelo in Fuzine, or Hajdova hiza). Visit to the Nature Park Zeleni Vir , 30 m waterfall and canyon Vrazji prolaz in Skrad, canyon Kamacnik in Vrbovsko.
Park of the forest Golubinjak (visit to the ‘Quinn of the Forest’ (the biggest fir-tree in Gorski Kotar, visit to the Paklena vrata (canyon). Visit to the Ice cave (cave with eternal ice). There is always an optional barbecue offer. Visit to the Park of the forest Japlenski vrh in Delnice. Trekking in Nature Park Bijele and Samarske stijene – Mrkopalj. Visit to the fountain of the river Kupa in Nature Park Risnjak, visit to the fountain of the river Kupice. The location offers a visit to the fish farm of trouts in Brod na Kupi and visit to the ethno house Racki Delnice which is protected monument of culture over 250 years old. Delnice also has a sport center with swimming pool .
Gorski Kotar near the border with Slovenia
200 m to the beach Green lagoon on the river Kupa
7km to the shopping area in Brod na Kupi
20km to the ambulance and pharmacy in Delnice
2km to the church in village Kuzelj
20km to the sports center with swimming pool in Delnice
24km ski center Petehovec Delnice
8km nearest gas station in Slovenia, 20km gas station in Delnice CRO
60km to the sea in Bakarac
60km to Rijeka