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Plitvice Lakes National Park

Plitvicka Jezera, Croatia

With numerous lakes, caves and waterfalls, Plitvice Lakes National Park has been enchanting visitors for decades. The oldest national park in Southeast Europe, it features 16 lakes that are connected by a series of pristine waterfalls. Numerous hiking trails help you navigate thick woods, home to a variety of wildlife, including deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species. Explore the rugged but breathtaking terrain on your own, or jump aboard the panoramic train for an easy sightseeing tour of this splendid paradise.

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