Is Plitvice Lakes National Park the Most Stunning Destination in Croatia?; Andrew Fenton; Intrepid Travel Blog

Croatia – Plitvice Lakes National Park

To soak up the natural beauty and serenity of Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes National Park, you need to go in armed with a plan. Here it is.

Plitvice Lakes in Croatia is one of the world’s great natural wonders, a lush and pristine valley with 16 dazzling terraced lakes, 90 waterfalls and several kilometres of boardwalk. Often described as the most beautiful national park in Europe, Plitvice regularly makes lists of undiscovered gems or hidden secrets of Europe.

Unfortunately, it’s no longer undiscovered or hidden, with around 1.2 million visitors a year and 15,000 tourists descending on it a day in high season. In fact, Plitvice is fast becoming a victim of its own popularity, so if you want to soak up the natural beauty and serenity you need to go in armed with a plan.

The park’s history

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