Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. 296.85 km2 of breathtaking natural splendor becoming with it the largest among the eight national parks of the country. The beauty of the National Park lies in its sixteen lakes, inter-connected by a series of waterfalls, and set in deep woodland populated by deer, bears, wolves, boars and rare bird species.Tthe tallest waterfall is Veliki Slap at 70 meters (230 feet) tall. The Plitvice lakes area boasts a large variety of interesting and colorful flora and fauna. Visitors can enjoy walking and hiking the many pathways and trails, or exploring the lakes by boat.