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Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. The national park was founded in 1949 and is situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia, at the border to Bosnia and Herzegovina. The important north-south road connection, which passes through the national park area, connects the Croatian inland with the Adriatic coastal region. The protected area extends over 296.85 square kilometres (73,350 acres). About 90 percent of this area are part of Lika-Senj County, while the remaining 10 percent are part of Karlovac County. Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register among the first natural sites worldwide. Each year, more than 1,200,000 visitors are recorded. Entrance is subject to variable charges, up to 110 kuna or around $18USD per adult in peak season.

Plitvice lakes are recognized as an astonishing natural monument for the benefit and enjoyment of the people now and for the generations to come. Today, 60 years after its establishment, Plitvice Park continues to provide inspiration for visitors becoming nowadays one of Croatia’s biggest attractions. Thousands of people from all over the world visit the Park during summer. Hiking is a common activity with organized programs for park visitors, other possible activities include: electric boat and train ride, cycling, skiing and rowing. You can easily find a nice hotel nearby this area.
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Dubrovnik in Croatia

If you want to be relaxed for this summer, you definitely need to visit the Balkan Peninsula. This place will bring to you hospitable and kind people and it has its portion of cultural benefits that you will surely like and be willing to learn about.

Dubrovnik, port and city just like a touristic destination is placed in the Adriatic sea on the south of Croatia. The prosperity of the city of Dubrovnik has always been based on maritime trade. If you are visiting in the summer, do not miss the world-renowned 45 day-long Dubrovnik Summer Festival, with music, theatre and dance performances. You can also find a lot of sights, adventures, tours etc. Dubrovnik also has a beautiful nightlife, not meaning the clubs, but for the calmly walks along with the fireworks. Dubrovnik is an excellent starting point for exploring southern Adriatic coast primarily Elaphite islands, Korcula, Pelješac and Mljet. There are many charter agencies where you can charter a sailing or motor yacht which are based in Dubrovnik. In the bay of Dubrovnik is the 72-hectare wooded island of Lokrum, something you should definitely visit. The island includes a fortress, botanical garden, monastery and naturist beach. Also you can find many hotels, attractions and expeditions.

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