Adventure Day Trip to Plitvice Lakes:
A full day adventure to Plitvice lakes from Split, the most visited national park in Croatia! The first location on our travel schedule is located 70 km from Split, where you can visit the monumental culture of the fortress Drniška Gradina from which you can see the Petrovo field, the canyon of the Čikola River and the panoramic view of the town Drniš. Drniška Gradina is an ideal opportunity for photographing unforgettable moments from our trip. After all, we will serve you a picnic breakfast consisting of homemade ham, homemade cheese, olives, pickled cucumbers, homemade bread.
Adventure Day Trip to Plitvice Lakes 2nd part:
After a short sightseeing and breakfast we will head for the National Park Plitvice. This journey leads us through a lot of villages in the Dalmatian hinterland to the Plitvice National Park. By coming to Plitvice National Park you have a reasonable time to visit and you can use it depending on your wishes.
Plitvice Lakes about:
The Plitvice National Park is the largest, oldest and most visited Croatian national park. It represents a wooded mountain area with 16 lakes of different sizes, filled with crystal blue water. Lakes get water from numerous streams and streams, and are interconnected by cascades and waterfalls.
After the sightseeing tour, it is time to depart back to Split, and when arriving in Split we leave you in front of your hotel or private accommodation.
The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. The National Park covers a total area of 300 square kilometres, whilst the lakes join together over a distance of eight kilometres.
Plitvice Lakes Area description:
The national park is world-famous for its lakes arranged in cascades. Sixteen lakes can be seen from the surface. These lakes are a result of the confluence of several small rivers and subterranean karst rivers. The lakes are all interconnected and follow the water flow. They are separated by natural dams of travertin , which is deposited by the action of moss, algae, and bacteria. The particularly sensitive travertine barriers are the result of an interplay between water, air and plants. The encrusted plants and bacteria accumulate on top of each other, forming travertine barriers which grow at the rate of about 1 cm per year.
The 16 lakes are separated into an upper and lower cluster formed by runoff from the mountains, descending from an altitude of 636 to 503 m (2,087 to 1,650 ft) over a distance of some 8 kilometers (5.0 mi), aligned in a south–north direction. The lakes collectively cover an area of about 0.77 square miles, the water exiting from the lowest lake forming the Korana River.
The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colors, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colors change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight.