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Palace of Diocletian
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Plitvice Lakes National Park
Cathedral of St. James
Stari Grad
Euphrasian Basilica
City of Trogir


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World Heritage Sites of Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvice Lakes National Park (1979)
A national park in the Plitvice Lakes municipality, near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. Beside its natural beauties it is a place where Croatian War of Independence and Freedom started on "The Bloody Easter" in 1991.

The lakes are situated on the eponymous Plitvice plateau, between the mountains of Lička Plješevica, Mala Kapela and Medveđak. The sixteen lakes are separated into an upper and lower cluster formed by runoff from the mountains, descending from an altitude of 636 m to 503 m over a distance of some eight km, aligned in a south-north direction. The lakes collectively cover an area of about two km², with the water exiting from the lowest lake to form the Korana River.

The Plitvice Lakes lie in a basin of karstic rock, mainly dolomite and limestone, which has given rise to their most distinctive feature. The lakes are separated by natural dams of travertine, which is deposited by the action of moss, algae and bacteria. 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 lakes are renowned for their distinctive colours, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colours change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight.

Flora and Fauna - Plitvice Lakes National Park

The Plitvice Lakes national park is heavily forested, mainly with beech, spruce, and fir trees, and features a mixture of Alpine and Mediterranean vegetation. It has a notably wide variety of plant communities, due to its range of microclimates, differing soils and varying levels of altitude.

The area is also home to an extremely wide variety of animal and bird species. Rare fauna such as the European brown bear, wolf, eagle, owl, lynx, wild cat and capercaillie can be found there, along with many more common species. At least 126 species of birds have been recorded there, of which 70 have been recorded as breeding there.


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Croatia Tourist Places and Attractions
Croatia World Heritage Sites

Palace of Diocletian - Old City of Dubrovnik - Plitvice Lakes National Park - Cathedral of St. James
Stari Grad - Euphrasian Basilica - City of Trogir

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