Thursday, 4 April 2019

Plitvice Lakes Celebrates 70th Birthday with Considerably Cheaper Tickets

The extraordinary natural beauty of Plitvice Lakes have always attracted nature lovers, and on April 8, 1949, it was proclaimed the first national park in Croatia. Thanks to its "outstanding natural beauty, and the undisturbed production of travertine (tufa) through chemical and biological action”, Plitvice Lakes was recognized by UNESCO on October 26, 1979, and this year, will also celebrate 40 years since its entry into the World Heritage List, reports on April 4, 2019. 

The park lies between the mountain range of Mala Kapela and Plješevica, in the Lika-Senj County (90.7 percent) and Karlovac County (9.3 percent). In 1997, the area of the park expanded and the surface area was slightly smaller than 300 square kilometers. The park is mostly covered with forest vegetation, a smaller part of grasslands, and the most interesting and attractive part of the lakes for tourists occupy just under one percent of the surface. The system consists of 16 named and several smaller, cascading lakes.

The system is divided into Upper and Lower Lakes. The lakes end with the stunning Sastavci waterfall, at the foot of which begins the flow of the Korana River. The National Park offers visitors lake tours and four hiking trails and is open throughout the year. For the park’s 70th birthday, many activities and benefits for visitors have been organized - four thematic weeks (geology and forest, cultural heritage and history, flora and fauna, water and sedge) and a series of 70 stories about the values and park's attractions that will be published throughout the year.

From April 22 to 28, 2019, there will be promotional prices on tickets, which are considerably cheaper than usual. Namely, adult tickets will cost 50 kuna; students can get in for 30 kuna, and children from 7 to 18 years of age for 20 kuna. And better yet? For this special birthday year, the famous park has also launched online ticket sales. 

For Plitvice Lake’s 70th birthday, a panel discussion on water protection will be held in the Congress Hall of the Lake hotel on Friday.

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Monday, 9 April 2018

Investment in Tourism: Luxury on Way to Plitvice With Help from EU

A new, very expensive addition for the stunning Plitvice Lakes is in the works.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Higher Ticket Prices for All Visitor Categories for Plitvice Lakes

Wallets at the ready, unless you want to visit after 16:00...

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Enchanted by Plitvice Lakes? You Can Now Take Them Home in a Perfume Bottle

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Friday, 9 February 2018

More International Press Coverage of Problems for Plitvice

A lot has been written in the past few years about the problems several Croatian famous tourist sites are facing with the ever-increasing number of tourists that have been pouring in - and now again we seem to have come to a deadline!

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Vehicle for Workers and Their Guests, Plitvice National Park to buy SUV worth 300,000 Kuna?

A few new sets of extremely expensive wheels for one of Croatia's most popular national parks?

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

NYT Names Popular Croatian Destination One of Ten Best On the Water

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Plitvice Lakes will not be Placed on World Heritage in Danger List, For Now

The UNESCO reactive monitoring mission does not foresee placing Plitvice Lakes National Park on the List of World Heritage in Danger this year, but the park must adhere to a dozen detailed recommendations.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Plitvice Lakes Serve as the Backdrop for New TV Series

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Friday, 11 November 2016

Top 5 Things To Do in the Winter in Croatia

Cold temperatures have finally greeted Croatia, and while the cold tempts us with a cozy blanket and cup of tea on the couch, it would be a shame to miss out on the diversity of activities Croatia offers up in the winter time. While we admit it was nearly impossible to choose just 5, here are our top picks for winter activities you can enjoy throughout Croatia.

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