Plitvice Lakes: A true winter wonderland
It is widely accepted the Plitvice Lakes are one of Croatia’s star attractions. Like many, this was high on our list of ‘must see’ places. When we were initially planning our trip, we were expecting to be in Croatia much later in the year, consequently closer to summer. As it turned out, it was late February when we visited the lakes. We had been caught off guard by a sprinkling of snow on a hike in Zagreb, naively surprised that it was still so cold. Some forethought allowed us to travel to Plitvice slightly more prepared, however, the beauty and elegance that was Plitvice Lakes National Park with snow was unbelievable.
The geology in the Plitvice Lakes is unique, combining dolomitic rock and limestone. The different properties of the rocks have lead to the formation of the Lakes as we see them today. Incredible pathways link the various aspects of the lakes and allow a close inspection of the cascading falls, the lakes edge and the flora and fauna. We spent an incredibly cold winters day exploring Plitvice Lakes and were delighted with the winter version of the National Park. As photographs of the picturesque area are usually taken during summer, we were amazed by the contrasting scene that greeted us.
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