The internet edition of the American New York Times has published an article about the Top 10 favourite places on European rivers, lakes and coastlines.
Croatia's National Park Plitvice Lakes has also found its place on this prestigious list.
''For many Croats, however, the park’s importance is more than just physical. Near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Plitvice is a symbolic and strategic fulcrum at the crux of the country’s boomerang shape, with one arm thrust east to the Pannonian Plain and the other south along the Adriatic’’, described New York Times in its article.
The New York Times journalist Alex Crevar also praised natural beauty of the Plitvice Lakes, ''I have worked as a travel writer in the Western Balkans for two decades, and for me, there are few places in the region that can compete with the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia''.
Crevar also recommended places to visit while in the National Park, ''You have to visit the Great Waterfall, the largest waterfall, and then take the stone stairs to the viewpoint overlooking the Lower lakes''.
Apart from the Plitvice Lakes on the New York Times list, there are also Brighton Pier (UK), Utrecht (the Netherlands), Parc des Buttes-Chaumont (Paris), the Elbe river (Hamburg), fjords off Bergen (Norway), the Vltava river (Prague), the Eftalou hot springs and the Golden beach on Lesbos (Greece), and Cinque Terre (Italy).