Situated along Krka River in southern Croatia, Krka National Park is one of those natural mysteries of the universe. Considering it’s close proximity to coastal cities such as Sibenik (20km), Trogir (58km) and Zadar (76km), Krka National Park is always less than an hour away and one of the Croatia’s most prized gems. The park also calls home to over 860 species of flora and many rare and endangered species of fauna.
Krka National Park has five official entrances, the two main being Skradin (From April-November) where you are taken to the park by boat and Lozovac (From April to October) where a bus will take you down to the main area and you’ll be met with an idyllic, picturesque emerald green. Perhaps if you’re lucky enough, a bright blue sky will also be included in your backdrop, either way, Krka National Park will have you eagerly taking each step with anticipation.
“Perhaps if you’re lucky enough, a bright blue sky will also be included in your backdrop.”
I’m sure you’re all familiar with “THAT waterfall” you’ve most likely seen on social media or had the luxury of visiting yourself. If Dubrovnik is the pearl of the Adriatic, then Skradinski Buk is a non-coastal gem, one pictured hundreds of times per minute by onlookers snapping away in awe on a wooden footbridge crossing the lake.
One of the biggest wins for Krka National Park, one up on Plitvice lakes is that you’re allowed to swim in the crystal clear waters. Beware though, during peak summer season Krka National Park is inundated with visitors and those wanting to bathe in the waters meaning, the mainland is covered with towels resembling a typical beach in Croatia. Locals and experts advise the best time to visit Krka National Park and to avoid unnecessary crowds is between April-May.
The waterfalls can be viewed all year round courtesy of a wooden walking trail that takes about 2 hours to complete giving visitors and up close and personal glimpse of a world that needs to be seen to be believed.
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Krka National Park isn’t all about Skradinski Buk and swimming before one of Europe’s most mystical waterfalls, Krka River holds a special place for the a Monastery on Island Visovac. Whether you’re seeking to personally visit the Monastery via boat or view it from a cliff top, it’s simply an unmissable experience, particularly on a bright blue sunny day.
ENTRY PRICE FOR KRKA NATIONAL PARK 2017
Entry prices for Krka National Park are pricier during peak summer season as opposed to off-season. Between months July-August, tickets cost 180Kuna (approx. 25€) per adult and 100kuna (approx. 15€) per child.
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