Plitvice Lakes EUR-280

Riparian Nation(s) Croatia
Surface Area 2 km2 Mean Depth Volume
Shoreline Catchment Area Residence Time
Frozen Period Mixing Type Morphogenesis/Dam
Related Info/Site Plitvice Lakes National Park (1949), UNESCO World Heritage (1979)


Plitvice Lakes exhibit one of the world-famous Karst beauties of lakes, caves and waterfalls. The waters are saturated with dissolved calcium carbonate and various interactions with other material and organism create travertine barriers, resulting in a series of lakes with fascinating colors.

The Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1979. After surviving the Homeland War period, the park has became on of the most popular tourist destination in Croatia.

Photo of Plitvice Lakes