National park Krka
National park Krka is placed around 10 kilometers towards continental part from Sibenik, in this part of Dalmatia. It has gotten it's name by river Krka, and it has around 142 square kilometers, two thirds being a river. Most famous attraction are it's breathtaking waterfalls, including Skradinski buk, which is one of the most famous natural attractions in Croatia.
Coming to National park Krka
Cause it is so close to the coast, most park guests are people that were traveling alongside the Croatian coast. If you plan this park as your starting position on your trip across Croatia, or you simply wish to visit it, nearest airport to the park is the one in Split. From there, you can take a bus to the main bus station and from there continue with daily local lines to Skradin, town that is placed right next to the park. In Skradin, you can take one of the ferries that go on a trip across the park. If you're traveling from another place in Croatia, you also must go to Sibenik first, and from there, continue with your trip towards Skradin and national park Krka.
How to get to National park Krka
Driving from Sibenik, which is central part of Dalmatian coast, usually takes around half an hour, and you have many daily local bus lines from Šibenik, so you're good to go even if you don't have a car. Travel agencies in Sibenik and Zadar usually have trip offers to National park, so you can make it there even if you don't have that much time.
Accommodation in national park Krka
There is no accommodation in the forest part of the park, but main village in park Skradin has many offers for accommodation.
When is the best time to visit National park Krka
National park Krka is beautiful in any time of the year, so no matter when you're planning your vacation in Croatia, it definitely pays off to spend a day in sightseeing the park. Special benefit if you're coming in summer months is that you can swim in lower parts of the park, so don't forget to bring your bathing suit.
Other useful information:
- you must have good walking shoes/trainers
- if you're planning to swim, bring a bathing suit, SPF cream and a towel
- you can not swim outside the marked area- if you refuse to follow this rule, you will be warned by park keepers !
- you can not scuba dive or go fishing with underwater guns
- you can not hunt animals
- you mustn't pollute water or litter
What to see and do in National park Krka
As it was already mentioned, waterfall Skradinski buk is a collision of 17 waterfalls, which fall from 45 meters height. Small island Visovac on river Krka was populated by Franciscans in 1445., where they've built a monastery (which was later destroyed, and rebuilt in 18th century) and a church in 1576. Monastery keeps many well preserved exhibits and it has a library. Roski slap waterfall is one more popular landmark inside National park Krka and it falls from height of 22 meters. Best ways for sightseeing the park are, without doubt, boat trips which mostly start in Skradin. Not only that you will have a chance to see the park up close (and be very relaxed while seeing it), but these trips also include that you stop on the coast and go along the trails that go alongside the water and you will be able to enjoy in many presentations, talks and many other interesting stuff. Best of all (some will say) is that you can swim in this park, in contrary of Plitvice lakes where swimming is forbidden.