PHOTO DIARY: VISITING KRKA NATIONAL PARK ● CROATIA

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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.

OUTFIT IDEAS

 

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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Have you been to Krka National Park?

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** My visit to Krka National Park was complimentary and part of a press trip organised by Putopis TravelBook however this has not interfered with my views, opinions and observations.

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13 Responses
  • phillipe
    May 11, 2017

    Adriana Out of sibenik, zadar or trogir which do you recommend to visit most?

    • Adriana Kuprešak
      May 11, 2017

      Hey Phillipe,
      Thanks for stopping by.

      Depending on what you’re after and how much time you have, I really loved spending time in Zadar, after all Zadar has one of the most epic sunsets in the world – according to one of the finest film directors in the world, Alfred Hitchcock. However, I find that for Sibenik you only need a few hours – but definitely stop by Pelegrini Restaurant if you go and let me know how it was because sadly we weren’t able to get a table there this visit, hopefully next time. Trogir is also able to be seen during an afternoon and is a truly fascinating UNESCO heritage site, try and get up to the fortress and if you have time, an island tour is also a good recommendation from Trogir – there are many that start form 9am-6pm. If you have even more time, I would also recommend seeing Blue lagoon on Bisevo Island- sadly I lost all my footage from my visit last year 🙁 Let me know if you need anymore help, Adriana 🙂

  • Youknow
    May 11, 2017

    I need to see you again Adriana I’m going to fly into Zagreb and find you and marry you

    • Adriana Kuprešak
      May 11, 2017

      😂😂 shalom & stop it.

      • Youknow
        May 11, 2017

        What you mean stop it? You’ll be on the next flight to Tel Aviv and straight to the synagogue for conversion and you know you want to.

  • Anna
    May 16, 2017

    prekrasno 😍

  • adela
    May 20, 2017

    Was here last weekend with my boyfriend, lucky we were able to swim. Beautiful photos Adriana

  • Leonore
    June 2, 2017

    Krka National Park is a must see in Croatia!

  • Tarek
    June 8, 2017

    Heading to Croatia solo next week!! Can’t wait!

  • Amy
    June 9, 2017

    I went to Plitvice Lakes but I have to say Krka National Park looks just as amazing! Great post thanks for sharing

  • aaron
    June 11, 2017

    These photos are breath taking, would love to visit Croatia someday! 🙂

  • Eva
    June 15, 2017

    ❤️❤️❤️ I want to be here now

  • gabe
    June 16, 2017

    Croatia is beautiful, I need to make sure I visit Krka National Park. Thank you for recommending Adriana 😍

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