Plitvice Lakes National Park is the most visited, the largest and the oldest national park in Croatia, which consists of 16 small and large lakes surrounded by rich and diverse fauna. This beautiful park consists of the Upper and Lower lakes, Korana river, Plitvice stream, Šupljara cave, karst relief in the Karlovci area and rainforest Čorkova bay.
Due to the location of the national park, this park stands out as one of the most magnificent karst complexes in the world. In addition to the geological specifics, it is also necessary to point out that there is a large number of protected rare and endemic spices which are listed in the IUCN Red List of Endangered Plant Species and the Croatian Red Book of Plant Species.
Except rich flora, special attention is drawn to the animal world. Namely, in the area of the national park have been registered more than 150 species of birds, over 320 species of butterflies and 20 species of bats. Interesting is the fact that the main associations of this national park is bear since forest lakes are habitat for that type of meat eaters.
Because of its exceptional natural beauty and diversity, this park is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1979.