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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 13-07-2010, 08:20 Thread Starter
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Plitvice Lakes Croatia

As we are travelling Slovenia to Split and stopping on route (this August) we would like to visit the Plitvice Lakes and any other recommended national parks of interest.
Has anyone been to Plitvice Lakes and where did you stay. Is it easy to park up - 7metre van. Any aires around?

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I think they are closed Chris.

They were brilliant. Busy now - will come back later.

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Looks like I was wrong.

http://www.visit-croatia.co.uk/plitvicelakes/

http://www.np-plitvicka-jezera.hr/en/index.php

It still is brilliant then. Don't know about parking or anything as it was 20 odd years ago and we camped in a tent.

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DO NOT MISS IT!!!

If it didn't suffer too much in the ethnic conflict it will be something the like of which you have never seen!!

Don't miss the caves at Postojna either.

http://www.postojna-cave.com/

14 km open to the public, including one chamber where they hold concerts for audiences of several hundred.

You go most of the way on a little train since it is so extensive. You can still see the blackened walls where the Partisans blew up the German ammo dump during WW2.

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Thanks Dave. Will do
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We have stayed on both of these sites and both were ok.

Although you will not be able to use Camping Cheques at this time of year their web-site might contain the info that you want.

http://www.campingcheque.co.uk/croatia/borje-c558.html

http://www.campingcheque.co.uk/croatia/korana-c562.html

We were in the area two years ago and wild camping was definitely discouraged if not illegel. You view of whether you want to use formal sites may be influenced by the number of identified mine-fields that are still around the area. The war damage still around at the time we visited was thought provoking for me at least.

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We were there 3 years ago and parked overnight at a restaurant in Korenica a few km. South of the lakes. Free parking and a damned good meal that evening. As I recall there were a couple of other campers using their car park at the same time. No problem!
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Hello
We went to the lakes last year and stayed at a campsite about 5 miles away which had a bus that went throughout the day - I think it was called Camp Korana.
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Plitvici Lakes

Absolutely amazing, but you will need good legs! Visited in April this year.

Parking and entrance is not cheap, the guy was fed up with having to charge mh's as "coaches" but thats what the rules said, he said.

There is a campsite about 10k north of the Lakes on the right hand side also the restuarant already mentioned about 10 k south does free parking, Ann was delighted with the suckling pig cooked over the woodfire in the street outside. Town is a charmingly depressing, almost like they enjoy being miserable. Outside the college are the stalin type statues of the hard pressed workers! Good supermarket in town but it looks like a cinema from the outside


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There was also a garage - just looks like a filling station - near the Sucking Pig restaurant, which repaired a fault on our van. Really nice guy, he and I spoke about 3 words of German each - not the same 3 either I don't think.

We also discovered an amazing relish served with the lumps of sucking pig, made of aubergines and red peppers, not hot but a very distinctive flavour - I brought jars of it home. That and the sour cream, spread as butter, were the gastronomic highlights of the tour.

The lakes - waterfalls really - were amazing though, not cheap but well worth it.

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If ever you felt like catching a trout, its the place to be!
Theres blooming thousands!
Pity you cant fish for them


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Plitvice Croatia and Disappearing Lake Slovenia

If you are going to Slovenia, check out the Disappearing Lake - very nice area, near Postojna I think.

Ljubljana is lyubbly - as its name implies, very picturesque Austrian style town with staircase type roofs and all different shades of colours, a pleasant river winding through, very little traffic, as there is such good and cheap public transport - also it is a university town, so full of delightful student life - quite enchanting altogether.

We went into Slovenia on a back road from Croatia, did not get to a Mway until we were headed for Ljubljana, so never bought a pass or anything - but that was in 2007 I think . . .

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