Morning departure from Zagreb. On the way, we stop at the Homeland memorial site, an open air museum commemorating the 1990-1995. Homeland war in Croatia. On display some of the war machines used in the past decades in Europe. Contrasting the memory of war, we arrive to the Plitvice lakes National park, surely one of the most beautiful places on Earth. We start counting the waterfalls , taking a stroll along the16 lakes. There is a boat ride across the biggest lake, a buffet for a break, or a cup of coffee and all necessary facilities.
A must stop on the way is certainly the village of Rastoke. A former regional water-mill center, it’s a one of a kind rural settlement build entirely above waterfalls and small rivers. The view, the noise and the atmosphere are fantastic.
The walk last between 3 to 4 hours and includes a park train ride to one of the viewpoints.
Some parts of the Park might be closed in the winter due to excess flooding or extreme weather.