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