While Croatia is known for the historic cities of Dubrovnik, Split and Trogir and its stunning islands dotted in the crystal clear Adriatic, there are countless other gems scattered around the country. One such gem is Plitvice National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most popular Park in Croatia. Situated two hours from Zagreb or two and a half hours from Zadar, the Park is focused around 16 small lakes all connected to each other through waterfalls and surrounded by beautiful forests of beech, fir and spruce. Visit in autumn and the blue green of the waterfalls is complemented by the hue of brown and orange and red leaves – a photographer’s dream. Visitors can hike around the lakes on the network of paths, or choose the electric trains or noiseless ectro-powered boats. There are several hotels in the area allowing visitors to make the most of this stunningly beautiful place.