National parks in Croatia: Krka

Dense forests, emerald green lakes and impressive waterfalls: the Krka National Park is one of Croatia’s absolute highlights. Five entrances lead to the 109 m² large national park, through which the river Krka of the same name winds in the southeast of Croatia. Only 15 kilometres from the Dalmatian coast, at the height of the coastal town of Šibenik, the natural oasis offers a wide range of leisure activities and sights for outdoor lovers and nature lovers.

Places of interest around the waterfalls

The twelve waterfalls are undoubtedly among the main attractions of the national park. The most beautiful and widest waterfall is Skradinski Buk. Here, the water plunges into the river at different heights over 17 steps. This waterfall not only offers a unique natural spectacle but is also a #instaworthy photo backdrop.

The Manojlovac Waterfall is the highest of the twelve waterfalls and falls from a total height of almost 60 meters into the depth. You can admire it in all its glory from many viewpoints.

In addition to the numerous waterfalls, you can also discover other historical highlights, such as the island of Visova, where a monastery was once built and now houses precious collections of sacred art. Another highlight of the national park is the ethnographic museum, which used to serve as a mill. From here you can walk uphill to one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the park.

Bathing, cycling, hiking

In addition to many cultural highlights, the national park also offers a wide range of sports and leisure activities. Around the Skradinski Bug runs a 2-kilometre long hiking trail through the local flora and fauna. The path is not particularly demanding and therefore also accessible for families with children. You can also discover areas around the national park on bike tours. The bikes can be borrowed at the information desk at the main entrance, as well as detailed information on various cycling routes.

Although the national park is surrounded by many lakes, rivers and waterfalls, you can only swim in a few accessible places. In front of the largest waterfall – the Skradinski Bug – bathing and swimming are allowed in a restricted area.

Due to its central location – not far from the famous coastal road and the motorway – the national park offers a pleasant change to a beach holiday and can be explored as a day trip. Perfect starting points for the national park is, for example, the Falkensteiner Club Funimation Borik with the adjacent Premium Camping Zadar. From all locations, you can drive about one hour to the local nature oasis.