Camping at Plitvice Lakes world heritage site and in Split
December, 16 2017
We want to be able to pass on exceptional and irreplaceable cultural or natural monuments to the following generations. Examples are the Great Wall of China, Machu Picchu in Peru, the Pyramids of Giza and the Grand Canyon in the United States. They are all on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Europe has a few hundred sites too. This week we are going to cover two world heritage sites in Croatia. And it is no problem camping in these popular holiday regions.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The world-famous Plitvice Lakes National Park consists of 16 immaculately clear lakes and just under a hundred waterfalls (the highest being 78 meters) in a terraced area of unprecedented beauty. The forests are home to various animal species, including rare birds, wolves and bears. What makes Plitvice Lakes exceptional is the presence of a type of limestone called travertine. Here, geological processes have created a region with dams, lakes, waterfalls and caves. The height difference between the first and last lake is about 500 metres. Visitors can use the footpaths, bridges, or take the tourist train or a boat. There are campsites in the vicinity – you really need to spend at least one day visiting this natural phenomenon. It’s one of the best.
Historic complex of Split with Diocletian’s Palace
One of the best-preserved constructions from the Roman Empire is Diocletian’s Palace built in the 3rd and 4th centuries. The palace has Roman influences but also early-Christian Byzantine, early-medieval, Renaissance and Baroque architecture, making it unique. It is a combination of luxury villas and military camps, spread over part of the city. The south-side with its sea view was intended for the Emperor, the other dwellings were for the army, servants and storage areas.
This palace was later transformed into a city and the Roman Emperor’s mausoleum became a cathedral. You will also find temples, churches, Roman houses and many other monuments in Split. What makes this palace exceptional is that it is still inhabited. The great thing here is that you can enjoy the shops, markets and outdoor cafes. Enjoyment with a Roman backdrop.
Campsites in the vicinity
There are a number of great campsites in the vicinity of the Plitvice Lakes and Split:
The Suncamp campsites are mainly on the coast and the wonderful Plitvice Lakes are inland, but you can take a lovely day trip from the coast to see them.
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