Plitvice Lakes: Too much hype, but ok, fine, it’s beautiful.

One of the stops on our trip that seemed like it would be awesome was Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia. It is supposed to be ranked one of the most beautiful places in Europe, so we wanted to see what all the hype was about. Unfortunately, about a million visitors a year also want to know.


Plitvice was a little bit annoying to get to, but you know, we conquered. Instead of doing an organized tour, we took the bus there from Zagreb and spent the night in the area. The bus was actually super comfortable, pretty empty, and had free wifi. So, no complaints there, but it was still a tiring travel day. Once there, we took a nap and then we were able to walk around late in the day and early the next morning. Success! It’s really a beautiful and massive place:


Famous view from above at Plitvice Lakes

One of my favorite parts of Plitvice was the amazing color of the water:

I’ve seen a lot of waterfalls in my life, but these ones were definitely nice too:

The sound of the ater was also part of what made me feel the power of this place:

The roots are totally weird and fun:

And there’s all sorts of interesting flora and fauna to photograph:

Even under the water!

Overall, I prefer the little adventures, like the walk to Kozjak Waterfall in Slovenia, but Plitvice was an impressive place.

Tofu San and Big Fall

Categories: Europe

3 replies »

  1. Wow, what an amazing place!!
    The water and the views really are beautiful, the tree roots are interesting too! I wonder why the roots grow like that?
    Wonderful photos of plants and animals! Do you know what the wispy pink flower is called? Its petals are very interesting.
    And is that a little crayfish in one of the pictures? 🙂


  2. We got year last day of August last year. That meant that it was the last day with full priced ticket from the Season, but we loved the place.

    It was crowded, but not unbearable.
    In Croatia, there are many natural beautiful parks, but Plitvice I think is the best of them. We got a few days later to Krka waterfalls and that’s also a lovely park, but it’s not as good as Plitvice.

    Here are a few articles I wrote on our car trip to Croatia from last year, all the way to Romania. I would really appreciate to have your support and follow back as you have mine, and share inspiration from our travels.


  3. The view is very amazing from the top but unluckily tourists wouldnt be able to see that by themselves. And looking at the crowds do make me feel nauseaus already.

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