Plitvice Lakes were declared a National Park on April 8, 1949 and are the largest, oldest and most visited Croatian national park. Large forestry complexes, exceptional natural beauty, lakes and waterfalls, flora and fauna, forest trails and wooden bridges are part of a complex which was listed as UNESCO world heritage in 1979, among the first ones in the world. Most of the park is a forested mountainous area, with 16 lakes that step down and descend to each other, the rest grassland and other surfaces. Whichever path you take through Plitvice Lakes, remember that you have the honor of passing through the most impressive karst phenomenon in the world. You are a guest of one of the world’s most valuable protected areas.