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Croatia // Lika/Gorski Kotar


Croatia // Lika/Gorski Kotar
Gorki kotar
Gorski kotar is a green oasis where at every turn you can notice the harmonious co-existence of man and nature. With its clear lakes, sunny meadows, numerous water sources, streams, rivers, and wondrous hills and mountains, Gorski kotar is an ideal destination for memorable excursions and holidays. You will be struck by the warmth of Gorski kotar's villages and people, and your welcoming hosts are sure to leave a lasting impression on you.
Gorski kotar offers numerous opportunities to enjoy its beautiful nature: from the wondrous valley of the River Kupa, located 200 metres above sea level, to the area's highest peak, Mount Bjelolasica, which is 1,534 metres high. Gorski kotar boasts a wealth of forests, waters, flora and fauna, and some magnificent examples of unspoilt nature. It really is the 'Green Heart of Croatia'.
Lika
West Lika covers continental part of the county, which for its natural features belonging to the mountain Croatia. The entire area has the characteristics of covered karst landscape in which the alternating darker and lighter shades of green forests and meadows, affectionately complemented by the blue surface waters, while the karstic underground is rich with caves. Central Lika is characterized by numerous caves. There is a quarter of the total number of caves protected as geomorphological monuments in Croatia.
National park Plitvice Lakes are situated in Lika the part where the Croatian northern flat land towards the elevated karsted mountainous region. The town is in contact Kordun and Lika and Ogulinsko Plascanska valley at the source of the rivers Korana - at 480-636 m above sea level - on the slopes of Mala Kapela and Pljesevica and just along the state road that connects Zagreb and Dalmatia. The highest peak of Mala Kapela (1280 m) is also the highest point in the National Park Plitvice Lakes.
The complex Plitvice lakes were declared a national park in 1949. This is the largest, oldest and most popular Croatian national park with more than million visitors per year. It represents a forested mountain area in a string of 16 smaller and larger lakes. Lakes receive water from numerous rivers and streams and they are connected by cascades and waterfalls which are breathtaking. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register among the first natural sites worldwide.
Lika/Gorski Kotar
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Delnice
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Lovinac
 
Excursions
Cycling: Fields of Lika
The village of Lovinac is located on the Southeast of the karst field, Ličko polje.
Above the town of Lovinac we can find the ruins ...
NP Plitvice Lakes
Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Croatia.

The national park was founded in 1949 and is situated...
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Lika/Gorski Kotar: What to do / What to see?
Barac's caves
Rakovica
Be sure to visit the world’s oldest artist’s museum – the nature museum and see the works of art that took millions of years to create...
Park Forest Japlenški peak
Delnice
Park Forest Japlenški peak is located near Delnica. The starting point for a visit Japlenški top of the motel “Hunting Lodge” which ca...
RASTOKE
Rakovica
A watermill village Rastoke is situated by the main road, at a distance of app. 15km from Rakovica. It lies on the turquoise waters of the r...
FOTO SAFARI
Plitvička jezera
For those who want to discover the secrets of the flora and fauna of our meadows, glades and forests. Lička Plješivica Hunting Club offers...
MEDVJEĐAK
Plitvička jezera
Visitors of beautiful Plitvice Lakes will have the opportunity to visit one of the most attractive locations, which offers a wonderful view ...
THE OLD TOWN DREŽNIK
Rakovica
Historical happenings in this area are mostly connected with constant warfare concerning borders and defense from conquerors’ incursions, ...
NIKOLA TESLA MEMORIAL CENTRE AT SMILJAN
Plitvička jezera
Nikola Tesla, a world-renowned scientist and inventor, was born on 10th July, 1856 in the village of Smiljan, not far from the city of Gospi...
MUKINJE SKI - RESORT
Plitvička jezera
It is situated at altitude of 700 m above sea level.
Suitable slopes for recreationists, beginners and children.
Length of sk...
 
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