Blessed with sparkling azure Mediterranean waters, overwhelmingly verdant forests, awe-inspiring majestic mountains and electrifying milky waterfalls, Croatia seems no less than a wonderland to travelers. Mesmerizing sights and sounds of its waterfalls never fail to bewitch tourists. Croatia is renowned for its gorgeous waterfalls that are major tourist attractions of this country.
Every waterfall of this country is unique and set amidst abundant and resplendent natural surroundings. Let’s know about five major waterfalls of this lovely country.
5 Best Croatian Waterfalls
1. Series of waterfalls at Plitvice Lakes National Park
Designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is the largest national park of Croatia extending across the area of 296.85 square kilometers (73,350 acres). Its major attraction is 16 lakes forming cascades descending from an altitude of 636 to 503 m (2,087 to 1,650 ft) over a distance of some eight km. The entire formation of Plitvice waterfalls in Croatia shimmers with colors ranging from azure to green and grey to blue depending upon minerals in water and angle of sunlight.
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Entrance fee: 35 to 55 HRK from 1 Jan – 31 Mar/1 Nov – 31 Dec; 80 to 150 HRK from 1 Apr – 30 Jun/1 Sep – 31 Oct; 50 to 150 HRK from 1 July – 31 Aug
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2. Skradinski Buk and Roški Slap
These two waterfalls are in Krka National Park. They are known for having the second highest concentration of lavender per km squared in Europe. This is the reason these waterfalls have a dense population of wasps and bees in their areas. Skradinski Buk is a visual delight having both high waterfalls and cascades.
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Entry fee: 30 kn from 1 Jan – 31 Mar/1 Nov – 31 Dec; 110 kn from 1 Apr – 30 Jun/1 Sep – 31 Oct; 200 kn from 1 Jul – 31 Aug
3. Rastočki Slapovi (Rastoke Waterfalls)
These waterfalls are located in remote but extremely beautiful place of Rastoke lying in the proximity of the city of Slunj. This is a place of confluence of two rivers, Slunj Cica and Korana and the location of extremely captivating waterfalls of Rastočki Slapovi. These waterfalls also power a very old flour mill in its vicinity.
Find more information about Rastoke Waterfalls here
How to reach here: From Zagreb: Take the highway A1 to Karlovac. From Karlovac, on to D1, passing Tušilović towards Slunj./From Rijeka: Take the highway A6 to Karlovac. From Karlovac, on to D1, passing Tušilović towards Slunj. From Split: Take the highway A1 to Karlovac. From Karlovac, on to D1, passing Tušilović towards Slunj.
Entrance Fee: None
4. Slapovi Mrežnice (Waterfalls of the river Mrežnica)
River Mrežnica creates many magical Croatia waterfalls as in its course are present almost 90 waterfalls. Its waterfalls are surrounded by amazing nature and tourists are delighted by the sight of canyons and springs present in their vicinity. Although these cascades are lower in height when compared to Plitvice Lakes or Krka waterfalls, they make up in their charm by their different variety of forms. One can stay in resorts or hotels near these waterfalls and relax in their natural charm for a while.
5. Slapovi Zrmanje (Waterfalls of the river Zrmanja)
Tucked away in Croatia near Šibenik, this is a wonderful creation of River Zrmanja, know for its rough waters. River Zrmanja is also a sought-after place for river rafting and visitors coveting to relish the beauty of this waterfall can also opt to do this activity at the same time. The river forms about 12 cascades while running its course and all of them are gorgeous.
Croatia waterfalls offer not only exuberantly natural surroundings but also a clean and pristine environment. Moreover, most of these locations do not charge an exorbitant amount of money for entrance fees or stay. They are an ideal location to spend your long vacation and rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul.
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