Croatia19 Plitvice Lakes National Park

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YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THIS PRESENTATION HERE: http://www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda/croatia19-plitvice Thank you! Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register. 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 protected area extends over 296.85 square kilometres. The national park is world famous for its lakes arranged in cascades.

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CROATIA 19 Plitvice 4

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Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. In 1979, Plitvice Lakes National Park was added to the UNESCO World Heritage register. 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 protected area extends over 296.85 square kilometres. The national park is world famous for its lakes arranged in cascades. Currently, 16 lakes can be seen from the surface. These lakes are a result of the confluence of several small rivers and subterranean karst rivers. The lakes are all interconnected and follow the water flow. They are separated by natural dams of travertine, which is deposited by the action of moss, algae, and bacteria Electrically-powered tourist boat on the Lake Kozjak (internet image)

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 Electrically-powered tourist boats on the largest upper lake (Kojak)

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   iridescent aquamarine waters 

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 Fish in the crystal-clear water. European chubs are driving away trouts

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Kozjak lake (Goat lake) On the island in the middle of the lake farmers used to protect their goats from wolves. The name originates from a legend, according to which 30 young goats were running away from wolves during winter. They drowned in the lake as the thin ice layer cracked

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About 400 years ago, Lake Kozjak consisted of two lakes separated by a fall about 40 m high

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The lakes are renowned for their distinctive colors, ranging from azure to green, grey or blue. The colors change constantly depending on the quantity of minerals or organisms in the water and the angle of sunlight

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Each year, more than 1.1 million visitors are recorded.

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Lake Kozjak

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Waiting a boat for the ride across Lake Kozjak. Boats leave every 30mins

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Kozjak Lake is the largest lake in Plitvice, and it is the one that connects the Lower and Upper Lakes together

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Milanovac lake

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According to a legend, the lake was named after a shepherd called Mile who drowned in it, or after the miller Mile Perišić who owned a mill at the lake

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Named, Milanovacki Slapovi, this waterfall spills into Milanovac Jezero; about 20 metres high, the waterfall can be seen from both sides of the gorge

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Cascade between Kozjak lake and Milanovac lake

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Waterfall between Milanovac and Gavanovac lakes called Slap Milke Trnine, named after a world famous Croatian opera singer (1863 –1941)

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Milka Trnina in 1897 made ​​a generous donation for the construction of footpaths and more in the Plitvice national park

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A walk through the limestone canyon of the lower Lakes to the “Great Waterfall”

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Surrounding the lake, is a rim of more than 20 meter high limestone rock

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Boardwalk between lakes Gavanovac & Kaluderovac

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Boardwalk across the lake, and view the cascades falling over the barrier between the lakes Gavanovac and Kaluderovac

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There is a legend to this lake that says the Gavanova treasure disappeared into this lake

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The large waterfall (78 m) of the Plitvica river at the Lower Lakes

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Cyclamen purpurascens, a very nice free-flowering plant

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The Plitvice Lakes can range from azure blue to green or grey

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Text: Internet Pictures: Sanda Foi ş oreanu Gabriela Cristescu Copyright: All the images belong to their authors. Presentation: Sanda Foi ş oreanu www.slideshare.net/michaelasanda http://www.authorstream.com/sandamichaela/ Sound: Klapa Sinj & Iva Ajduković - I can see clearly now; Klapa Sinj - Zemlja

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