The Plitvice Lakes National Park has for many years been named the most beautiful national park in Croatia but also one of the most beautiful and famous in Europe. Plitvice Lakes is visited by people from all over the world, and for some, it is the primary reason for visiting Croatia.
UNESCO – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The Plitvice Lakes National Park has been a part of UNESCO’s World Heritage List for 40 years. The United Nations Educational Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) is a United Nations-based organization whose primary objective is to contribute to security and peace and to promote cooperation between peoples in the fields of culture, science, and education. UNESCO’s objective is also to protect cultural and natural entities, human rights and fundamental freedoms, and to promote general respect for justice and the rule of law.
Plitvice Lakes – the first natural phenomenon on the UNESCO list
The Plitvice Lakes was nominated by the World Heritage Committee and formally protected and listed on October 26, 1979. Prior to the listing of Plitvice Lakes, the list included mostly cultural assets and heritage, and Plitvice was listed as a natural phenomenon of universal value. Attendance of the park on a daily basis exceeds the figure of 15 thousand people, and thanks to UNESCO, the Plitvice Lakes National Park today is a natural sensation for every visitor. The Plitvice Lakes National Park is nowadays a symbol of Croatian tourism and is featured on all tourist Croatian and world brochures. This marvelous combination of forests enriched with forests and extremely rich wildlife gives each visitor a special experience to remember for the rest of their lives, and world travel magazines even say that this is an attraction to visit in their lifetime, as this natural sensation is not found everywhere. For this reason, Plitvice Lakes is a present pride of Croatia, but also part of the UNESCO list, because its value is timeless.
Plitvice Lakes are open year-round and are suitable for visiting at any time of the year because each season provides a completely different experience of the park. Croatian waterfalls are a must-see attraction for every visitor, so if you ever think of a tour of Croatia check out our Split to Plitvice tour which will give you an unforgettable day trip to the most famous national park in Croatia.