In addition to the sea and coastal areas, Lika – Senj county stands out with an exceptional wealth of fresh water. Valley of rivers Lika, Gacka and Krbava, between Velebit, Kapela and Plješivica are natural reservoir of particularly high-quality drinking water. From the depths of its karst underground in sublime peace or noisily celebrating the life of the source of a number of larger and smaller springs. These karst springs are the origin of surface streams as its mellowness enrich the landscape of this mountain area.
Rarely is the impact of water so pronounced as in this part of the Dinaric karst, where the magnificent process of creation and destruction shaped surface and underground bedrock. Brightest example of such a creative symbiosis of stone and water in karst is undoubtedly the Plitvice Lakes, the oldest Croatian national park and nature monument from the List of World Heritage by UNESCO.
The legend says: 'Whoever drinks the water in Lika to satisfy the thirst, it will always come back here ...''
Plitvice Lakes National Park is located in Karlovac county and Lika - Senj county, at the southern slopes of mountain Mala Kapela, 140km far from Zagreb. It is the most beautiful and most visited National Park in Croatia.Learn more