NP Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice Lakes is the oldest and largest national park in the Republic of Croatia, as also in UNESCO World Heritage List.
The park is situated in the mountainous region of Croatia, between the Mala Kapela mountain range in the west and northwest, and the Lička Plješivica mountain range to the southeast. The park is primarily covered in forest vegetation, with smaller areas under grasslands. The most beautiful part of the park – the lakes – cover just under 1% of the total park area.
The lake system is comprised of 16 named and several smaller unnamed lakes, cascading one into the next. Due to the geological substrate and specific hydrogeological conditions, the lake system has been divided into the Upper and Lower lakes.