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Plitvice Lakes National Park introduced by Travel Weekly

plitvice lakes in travel weekly 2013In this weeks edition of Travel Weekly , the North American travel journal, under the title Natural beauty of inland Croatia, among other Croatian recommended destination Plitvice Lakes are featured ‘at the top of the listas the oldest national park in South-east Europe.

Here is an excerpt from the article:

While most North American visitors to Croatia explore the Dalmatian islands and the country’s coastal cities by cruise ship, there are many travel destinations inland. At the top of the list is Plitvice Lakes National Park, the oldest national park in Southeast Europe.

The 73,350-acre nature reserve in the mountainous central region of Croatia, near the border of Bosnia and Herzegovina, was founded in 1949 when the area was part of Yugoslavia. Plitvice Lakes was named a Unesco World Heritage site in 1979 for its natural wonders, but it’s the simple beauty of nature that leaves visitors with the deepest impression…

.. Plitvice Lakes became a major tourist attraction in the late-19th century, with the first hotel being built there in 1896 to support the influx of visitors.  Today’s top hotel choices for international travellers are the Hotel Jezero and the Hotel Plitvice. Hotel Jezero is situated a short distance from the national park’s largest lake, Kozjak… ‘

Read the rest of the article here & see more photos of Plitvice

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