Lika - Karlovac
Into the wild
With its rivers, springs, mountains, woods and untouched forests, and not to mention lakes, pools, gorges and caves, the
inland region of Lika-Karlovac has Croatia’s highest concentration of national and natural parks.
The most iconic of all is Plitvice Lakes National Park, that captivates visitors with its wild beauty, 16 shimmering lakes and 129
bird species, placing it firmly on the must see list for any nature enthusiast.
Where to go
This National Park has found its place on the UNESCO World Heritage List, blessed as it is with the special natural beauty of a string of lakes and waterfalls. The opportunity to experience a unique moment in these natural galleries should not be missed.
Krasno is the larges settlement on Velebit located 714 m above the sea level. North Velebit was declared a national park because of its various karst phenomena, rich wildlife and exceptional natural beauties on a relatively small area.
The Lun area has about 80,000 olive trees, and the ones that stand out in particular are the 1500 trees of ‘Oblica’ sort. It is believed that some of the wild old olive trees in Lun are more than a thousand years old.
The town of Ogulin is located in an area teeming with legends and folk traditions that developed amid a strikingly beautiful natural and historically challenging environment.
The town of Karlovac, located on four rivers, was built in the sixteenth century with a unique town centre in the shape of a six-pointed star and an exact geometrical network of streets, town quarters and the central square.
Nikola Tesla, scientist and inventor in the field of electricity, was born and spent his youth there. The modern museum, housed in his birthplace, and the nearby theme park preserve the memories of Tesla’s scientific path.