Hey. In summer 2012 my family and I visited Croatia’s most famous and most beautiful national park of Croatia Plitvice Lakes.

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We made a one day stop there on our way to our final summer destination at Baska Voda. We stayed in the area for the night so our driver – my dad – would get some rest on our long road trip. No need to book the apartment in advance as from our many summer holidays over the Croatia we learned that there are always people standing alongside the road with signs saying “free apartment“.

We just pick one that we like and know is free.

In the end, we paid 50 euros for one night for our whole 5 members family.

Tickets for the park are not that expensive in my opinion for the beauty you get to see there. The currency used in Croatia is Kuna and an adult ticket is for 250 kunas = around 33 euros. This price is for the July-august season and it’s the most expensive tickets of the year – but it’s the best time to visit the place obviously. As my visit there was 6 years ago I was only 16 at that time so my ticket cost 110 kunas = 15 euros.

I never before heard of Plitvice lakes but my parents did as some famous movies like Winetou were filmed there. I got in with no expectations and I must admit I was quite upset we were making this stop at Plitvice lakes. All I wanted to do was swim in the sea at Baska Voda and not hike in some park in Croatia.

My sisters shared my annoyance. First of all, now we all realized what ridiculous brats we were. Second of all, we wish we appreciated it more at that time.
Park is full of incredible nature, crystal clear water almost bright blue color, waterfalls, bridges, caves, exotic plants, and animals.

True nature’s beauty.

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The water is so clear you can actually see the lake bottom with old fallen trees. You can see good luck coins people threw into the lake and it looks like galaxies.

We couldn’t resist taking our shoes off and freshen up our feet in the water.
We walked thousands of kilometers over the wooden bridges and all of the time we were surrounded by clear nature in all of its beauty. Besides waking we took a free trolley ride to the highest lake found in the park or a boat ride to another side of the lake. Our trip took several hours and I don’t think we even got to see everything there is.

You can see the beautiful sight me and my family saw at Plitvice lakes at this many photos on here.

Luckily the weather was incredible for our trip and it made our experience even more magical. After a while, I was no longer upset. I was not at the beach sunbathing but hiking in the park. It turned out to be a great visit and therefore I’m so glad my parents suggested this tour.

If you ever happened to be in Croatia I highly recommend you visit Plitvice Lakes. It will be worth it.

thank you for your attention
xo Natalia


  1. April 1, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    This is on my hit list!!

  2. April 1, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    It all looks so beautiful.

  3. April 1, 2018 / 2:56 pm

    I have friends who honeymooned in Croatia and said it was such a well kept secret of a destination.

  4. April 1, 2018 / 7:47 pm

    Sorry to say,I’m envious of you.I really want to do this ‘cuz I haven’t tried something like this….anyway nice one.

  5. April 2, 2018 / 1:33 am

    I have a few friends from Croatia who told me it is a beautiful country. Thanks for sharing the pictures 🙂

  6. April 2, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    Very nice pics of a scenic park. The turquoise color of the water is beautiful. And I had no trouble finding you in the photos, although you do look kinda annoyed. 😉

  7. April 2, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    Lovely Natalia! Some wonderful pictures. It reminds me a bit of the Foz do Icuacu in Brazil … I shall get to writing about those!

  8. trekking cottage apartment
    April 2, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    Breathtaking Natalia.

  9. April 2, 2018 / 8:10 pm

    Thanks for sharing ..
    Was really some beautiful photos

  10. April 3, 2018 / 1:49 pm

    The waterfalls are amazing! Great captures. 😊

    • nat7x
      April 4, 2018 / 6:07 am

      It was cold – and i did not see anyone swimming there, i guess it’s forbidden as it’s national park but I’m not 100% sure about that

  11. April 5, 2018 / 2:15 am

    I had forgotten all about this! I went there as a teenager with my parents, many moons ago

  12. mburablog
    April 5, 2018 / 9:09 am

    Oh nature is just so beautiful ❤️

  13. April 6, 2018 / 2:50 pm

    These are such wonderful pictures. I’m glad you had a wonderful time.
    And yes, Croatia is indeed stunning ❤.

  14. April 6, 2018 / 5:13 pm

    Beautiful pics of you n your friends n d lake Plitvice.most adventours.enjoy dear natalia.😚

  15. April 18, 2018 / 5:14 am

    This adds an inland anchor to my Croatia itinerary, three years hence. The list had been made up of Zagreb and the coast, before seeing this article.

  16. October 28, 2018 / 10:16 am

    Amazing place indeed! I’ve been there twice– once in summer, once in winter. Both times the place looked completely different and breathtakingly beautiful in different ways! Thank you so much for your brilliant post!

  17. December 15, 2018 / 11:58 am

    Yes, Plitvice lakes and the whole national park is a very lovely place, as the whole region of north Lika. I´ve been there two times, alone and with my mother. Unfortunately, we didn´t saw any bears, and as a nature fan, I really love that big creatures.

    • nat7x
      January 26, 2019 / 12:15 pm

      It truly was 🙂

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