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Plitvice Lakes National Park
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Plitvice Lakes Photo Tour - Full Day Trip from Zagreb
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: National park Plitvice Lakes is considered one of the most beautiful national parks in the world. Plitvice Lakes make wonderful blend of oak forests, meadows, rocks and lakes. You can explore them by walking along the lakes, by electric train or electric boat.
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

Yes, it is a beautiful place, but there are ways you can enjoy it more. Avoid tourists by going early or late. Between 8-10, and 3-6 the place is beautiful. Try to go on a weekday, less crowded. Officially, the park closes at 6, but it doesn't get dark until 9 or so, and there are no gates (or you can walk past them easily, so I would try going late if I can do it over again). I think just the bus stops running at 6.

Ideally, stay at the hotels within the park (but these get booked way in advance). If you can get to station 3 (upper lakes) in the morning, there are no a lot of people.

Try to get a good map, the so called map the park gives you is worthless. Even the map our hotel gave us was terrible. Try to look for a map in a shop maybe? You can't get lost in the park (there are only a limited number of trails in the park and it gets packed with people on them), but you may end up on the wrong side of the lake if you intended if you don't have a good map like we did several times.

Also, decide what you like and spend the least crowded times in those places.... Ie if you like small and plentiful waterfalls (mostly upper lakes), beautiful water colors (lower lakes), or one large waterfall (side path in the lower Lakes)

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

The lakes were very beautiful albeit crowded even in June.

The colours, waterfalls, lakes all spectacular.

The maps provided with the entrance fee were poor and the trails not particularly well posted. Lots of side trails available but not marked.

1  Thank Quailsroost
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

This is just beautiful. I didn't think it would be as nice as the photos, but it's such an experience.
The water in the lakes is so clear and from a distance it is a gorgeous turquoise. The paths are right on the lakes and when we were there the water was really flowing due to the recent heavy rains in the area. It's serene, pretty quiet except or the sound of rushing water. The park system does a really nice job of keeping this up. There is a lot of walking both around the lakes up aup stairs so be prepared. It's just a beautiful experience and a lot better than I anticipated. Visit!

Thank Lis K
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Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

Gorgeous, never seen anything like it. Would recommend doing with a guide as I felt we would not have known which routes to take to see the best bits

Thank katysinead
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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Such a unique setting of waterfalls. Do some reading about how to time yourself for the least crowding as there are lots of people on the trails. Nonetheless well worth the trip.

Thank 2000expat
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