Amazing Waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes, Croatia
We headed north on a long bus ride to this beautiful National Park. Ok…how the heck to do say it? It’s the word split without the S, and it rhymes with ceviche if that helps. I love walking in National Parks…it’s always so peaceful, and this one with its limestone granite and beautiful turquoise waters is no exception.
It’s a maze of 16 fresh water lakes which are all interconnected in multi-level clusters, with the water dancing through the rocks which are covered with algae, minerals, and fresh water plants. It’s this unique balance of natural elements that gives the water here it’s absolutely beautiful color. You can see straight through to the bottom because the water is completely crystal clear.
There are 91 waterfalls in this park, of which six have names. I could have come up with a little more creative ones than this tho. Their biggest one is named Veliki Slap, which means Big Waterfall in Croatian…nonetheless it’s really beautiful and super fun to walk to the bottom of it and get totally sprayed by the mist. It’s falling 255 feet.
We definitely could have spent a lot more time in this beautiful National Park!!