National Park Plitvice Lakes, Plitvice Lakes called in Croatian) is a national park in Croatia, located halfway between the cities of Zagreb and Zadar in a karst plateau. It is both the oldest national parks in southern Europe and the largest in Croatia. It was created 8 April 1949 and added to the World Heritage List of UNESCO in 1979.
The park, with an area of 296 square kilometers, includes not only the Plitvice Lakes (Croatian Plitvice Lakes), which form a set of sixteen lakes, connected by 92 waterfalls and small rivers tormented, but also surrounding forest (forest primitive composed primarily of beech and pine) where born Korana River and home to many rare plant and animal species whose best-known representatives are the brown bear and the wolf. The fauna and flora are successful as evidenced by fish rich lakes.
The park welcomes more than 900,000 visitors in the year. A path made of logs toured the park, but it is also possible to visit using a panoramic train and cross the largest lakes by boat. Apart from the path and few facilities for tourists, nature is left in the wild, no human intervention is allowed.