Veliki Slap Waterfall

The highest waterfall in the Plitvice National Park is the Large (Great) Waterfall (aka Veliki slap in Croatian) – 78 meters high situated at the very end of the Lower Lakes. (Click on the above image to see the extra-large photo)

It is fed by the waters of the Plitvica Potok River. Considered as the most beautiful one on the Lakes, this waterfall is also the highest one in the whole of Croatia.

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What is unique about this waterfall in comparison with others in the Park is that while the other Plitvice waterfalls are formed by the spilling of waters from the upper to lower lake,  the Veliki Slap was actually formed by the Plitvica Potok, the river which extends 3 km to the west of the fall.

The waterfall gets almost completely frozen in the winter forming a lovely giant ice sculpture – see it frozen in this video

Tip: If you hike further up from Lower Lakes to Plitvice Selo village, you will find a tiny spot from where you can see this waterfall from above.

Check its location on this visitor’s map, number 23 here.

Popular Routes: Zagreb to Plitvice, Zadar to Plitvice, Split to Plitvice

directions to the waterfall
Above photo: You will see directions to the waterfall in several places around the path in the park

Location Map Veliki Slap Waterfall:

Veliki Slap GPS Coordinates:

44.903018, 15.609118/44°54’10.9″N 15°36’32.8″E

Popular spot to take a good selfie
Above photo: this is a popular spot to take a good selfie

If you are lucky enough to visit the park after heavy rain periods, you may be able to see the waterfall in its most powerful versions and its full glory – this video shows such an occasion: