Plitvice lakes, or Plitvička jezera, is one of most popular destinations in Croatia and “one of Europe’s most spectacular wonders” (Rick Steves, who else?). Someone said that because we’re from Canada, it wouldn’t impress us but they were wrong. This is a unique and wonderful place and easy enough hike that it is accessible to all.
An unique confluence of factors created these 16 clear blue-green lakes that cascade down into each other along numerous terraces and waterfalls. This cross-section shows how the water flows down over natural dams. To circle the the upper and lower lakes, take route B. We went downhill but I think it would be more dramatic starting with the lower lakes first.
It was rainy but not too much for two former Vancouverites. We lucked out with the least rainy afternoon that week.
Much of the paths are boardwalk.
Heaven meets earth.
Eyes reflecting the water.
Picture of Matth standing on things that give me fear of heights #17. It’s a long, long way down from there.
While getting to the lakes is easy, leaving not so much. The low point of the trip thus far was waiting in the rain for 3 hours. Finally a taxi rolled up and we were ready to shell out 100 Euros to get to Zagrab, 2 hours away. Luckily en route we picked up 5 more people also stuck at the bus stop and split the cost.