Saturday, September 14, 2013

CROATIA: PLITVICE LAKES

We left Zadar at 9am and arrived to Plitvice Lakes  at 11h15. The bus dropped us next to a wooden hut. We walked over the bridge that crosses over the road and then arrived at the hotel Bellevue, where we had booked a room for that night. The return bus stops next to the wooden house just on the other side of the road. Tickets are sold in the bus itself. You have to confirm the schedule in advance because few buses stop in Plitvice Lakes.


Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
The turquoise water of Plitvice lakes is really beautiful


After dropping our bags at the hotel, we were ready to enjoy this wonderful natural environment. We bought the tickets and choose the itinerary H, the longest, as we had the whole day to visit this National Park. We ended the itinerary at 19h amazed and truly satisfied (seven hours walking including a lunch break). Together with Dubrovnik, this National Park is the most beautiful place I've seen in Croatia. A must see.


Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
The bus inside Plitvice Lakes left us on the top of the park, so this is the first of the sixteen lakes we saw in this wonderful National Park


Waterfall in Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
Most of the sixteen lakes of Plitvice Lakes in Croatia are connected by waterfalls


Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
We were lucky because the day was lovely in Plitvice Lakes


Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
The water of the lakes was quite calm



Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
I really enjoyed taking pictures in this amazing environment


Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
Walking along paths like this one we discovered the secrets of Plitvice Lakes in Croatia


Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
Luckily the paths in Plitvice Lakes were shaded


Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
Beside the lakes, lush vegetation with lot of trees


Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
What I liked the most of Plitvice Lakes was the clear and turquoise water of its lakes


Waterfall in Plitvice Lakes
Between most of the sixteen lakes of Plitvice Lakes there were waterfalls


Waterfall in Plitvice Lakes
This is one of the waterfalls through which one lake flows into another lake of Plitvice Lakes


Waterfall in Plitvice Lakes
The route through Plitvice Lakes was a constant show of nice waterfalls


Waterfall in Plitvice Lakes
Idyllic environment in Plitvice Lakes


Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
The water of Plitvice Lakes looked absolutely clean


Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
Wooden footbridge in Plitvice Lakes National Park


Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
Wooden footbridges in Plitvice Lakes let you enjoy a view of the lakes from whitin


Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
All routes in Plitvice Lakes include an electric boat ride


Picnic area in Plitvice Lakes National Park
Picnic area in Plitvice Lakes National Park


Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
Enjoying a lovely afternoon in Plitvice Lakes, an impressive National Park you should visit in Croatia


Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
Walking beside one of the sixteen lakes of Plitvice Lakes


Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
I really liked the look of the lakes with the afternoon sunshine reflected in their water


Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
Aerial view of one of the wooden footbridges crossing one of the lakes of Plitvice Lakes National Park


Waterfall in Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
Although you can not see it in this picture, this is the highest waterfall in Plitvice Lakes


Plitvice Lakes in Croatia
This picture is one of the most beautiful memories I have of Plitvice Lakes in Croatia


Bellevue Hotel in Plitvice lakes
Bellevue Hotel located inside Plitvice lakes National Park



This was the route we did through Croatia, which began in Venice and ended in Dubrovnik:




Finally, other great cities I have already visited are:








  • Barcelona
  • Berlin
  • New York and Washington
  • London
  • Dublin in Irleland
  • Istanbul in Turkey
  • Saint Petersburg
  • Rome and The Vatican
  • Paris
  • Florence in Tuscany
  • Lisboa in Portugal
  • Madrid
  • Venezia
  • The Greek Islands and Athens
  • BrugesGhent and Brussels in Belgium




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