The Most Beautiful Waterfalls in Croatia
Croatia is the first in Europe by the number of waterfalls!
Croatia with over a hundred medium and large waterfalls is undoubtedly first in Europe and one of the richest in the world with waterfalls. Waterfalls in Croatia make a new appearance on the world stage. Below is a story of the six most beautiful waterfalls in Croatia. Enjoy in your time in one of them.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
Plitvice Lakes are the famous pearl of the Croatian karsts, and constitute one of the most beautiful water oases in the vast expanse of the dinar karsts without water. Legend says that lakes are created after a long drought when desperate people longing for water and prayed for help. At the request responded the Black Queen with her magnificent retinue. She sent them rain that fell for days until they formed a lake of enchanting beauty. Travertine barriers later created waterfalls which are now over a thousand. A special attraction of Plitvice is impressive Great Waterfall with a height of 78 meters.
Besides to the size and volume of water, the Great Waterfall fascinated by the fact that all their water obtained from a stream, the stream Plitvice whose source is three kilometers away at the foot of the mountain Preke Kose. His appearance and strength vary depending on the seasons. After abundant rains, the waterfall is the most impressive, but during the summer the amount of water is less.
In spring and autumn, Plitvice Lakes are the richest with water and experience of the waterfalls is most intensive. Plitvice lakes have one of the most beautiful series of waterfalls and lakes in the world.
Krka National Park
Near the beautiful old town of Sibenik, there is a miracle of nature and a place of exceptional beauty – Krka National Park. The park is named after the River Krka that makes a big part of them.
The main waterfall of the park is Skradinski Buk, that its beauty justifies all sustained epithets. It consists of 17 rocky steps that are provided in the 800 meters in length. Skradinski Buk from entering the park is a 30-minute ride on a magical ship. If you want to see it you don’t have to use the only ship it is possible to walk over the bridges and landscaped paths.
Roski Waterfall is the second most interesting waterfall of the Krka National Park. It is about 650 meters long and consists of a total of 12 waterfalls 27 meters high. On the left bank of the waterfall, there are mills that were once used to grind wheat and corn. They are in use even today, making this part of the river its liveliest part.
Rastoke are made at the confluence of the River Slunjcica in Korana River and dividing the blue-green water of the river into numerous waterfalls, small waterfalls, and the rapids. In their formation is actually the first introduction to the Plitvice lakes, but they can often be found under the name Male Plitvice. Rastoke are special because in lush greenery on islets and rocks three hundred years ago of village entwined with many millers. What is the nature thousands of years ago made, and the man later adapting to the natural built, fits nicely into a unified whole?
The first mills were dating back to the 17th century. The mills are used to grind grain, while in baskets under the waterfalls washed clothes and wool. Besides the mills, for the Rastoke are inherent and terraces above the water, the so-called called “ganjci”. Because of the unique architectural heritage, ethnographic and historical value, Rastoke are declared a cultural monument 1969. Today, the tourist activity Rastoka revived so here we find the possibility of accommodation, visits and various catering facilities.
Strbacki Buk is 24 meters tall waterfall on the Una River at an altitude of 294 meters. This beautiful waterfall is located on the border between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Part of the National Park Una. With Martin Brod waterfalls are one of the most beautiful on the river Una.
Zarecki Krov is a large cave that resembles a roof over which rivers Pazincica in its course creates a ten-meter-high waterfall and lake almost ten meters deep. This is one of the most interesting natural attractions of the valley Pazincica. It is located 3 km from Pazin towards Cerovlje in Croatia. All waterfalls on Pazincica River have that distinctive shape – a cave under a waterfall.
During the summer months the young Pazin’s, here find a place for swimming and refreshment.