After visiting Miljet and Krka national parks in Croatia, and one in Montenegro, I wondered if there was any point bothering to see another one…and boy was I wrong.
After reading and seeing the pictures on Sara’s blog about Plicvice lakes, my excitement grew.
We stayed in Zagreb the night before and decided to do Plicvice as a day trip from there.
The bus left from Zagreb at 7.30am and cost us, 90kn each. We arrived at 10am all fired up,and ready to explore.
When you arrive, the park gives suggested routes depending on how long you have to spend. We decided to follow path H which was suggested for 4-6hours. Stating at entrance 2 meant we got to explore the upper lakes first.
These were my favourite part by far.
I love the looping wooden paths over the different lakes, The numerous waterfalls, all different heights, some gushing, some trickling.
It took us about two hours to walk the upper lakes and we decided to take the boat across the lake rather then walking, but it meant we had great views on either side (We did walk back to the upper lakes at the end of the day.)
I wasn’t as impressed by the lower lakes. Where at the upper lakes you could feel almost alone on the winding paths (even though there were
people) I felt the lower lakes were much more open (they are bigger) but it meant you could see every tour group that was walking around as well. No getting lost here.
Our day ended when we caught the 4.15pm bus back to Zagreb. I was tired but very glad I got to explore such a beautiful setting.
* Extra info: Tickets into the park cost 110kn each and include the boat ride across the lake.
While they do have a couple of restaurants in the park, I’d suggest bringing your own food. The lines seemed huge.
We went in the middle of October, off peak season and while there were still people around, you could take photos at your own pace*