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Krka National Park is known for its numerous lakes and waterfalls located just a few kilometers northeast of Šibenik.
WHAT TO SEE IN KRKA NATIONAL PARK
The most popular attractions are Skradinski Buk and Roški Slap (waterfalls). These are two of the seven travertine waterfalls in Krka National Park. Travertine waterfalls are impressive natural karstic phenomena. It is best to visit them during the spring and summer time when it is possible to swim. The highest of the seven waterfalls in Krka National Park is Manojlovac waterfall with a height of almost 60 meters (please see below the Manojlovac waterfall virtual tour).
Krka National Park is also known for its rich vegetation (860 plant species), endemic and rare animal species and 40 caves (of the 100 caves along the course of the Krka River). There are 20 archeological sites dating from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages. Among others, the Burnum military camp from Roman times is worth a visit with its recently discovered amphitheatre. This is considered a world-class finding dating back to the 1st century A.D. The Oziđana cave is also impressive, dating from prehistoric times and situated above Roški Slap.
In the lake part of the Krka River, called Visovac Lake, on Visovac Island, Franciscans built the monestery of Our Lady of Mercy and the Church of Our Lady of Visovac. Together with the area in which they stand, they have created a unique natural, cultural, historical and spiritual entity. In Carigradska Draga, also in the broad and calm part of the Krka River, is the monastery of the Holy Archangels. The monastery is one of the most important spiritual centers of the Ortodox Dalmatian eparchy.
It should also be noted that below one of the waterfalls, Skradinski buk, the world’s second oldest hydroelectric plant was built, the first in Europe – the hydroelectric plant, Jaruga. Jaruga was completed on 28 August 1895, only three years after the hydroelectric plant on Niagara was built, which was the first in the world. (Source: Krka National Park)
HOW TO GET TO THE NATIONAL PARK
We trust that the impressive natural beauty and archeological sites will entice you to visit Krka National Park. It is open for visitors all year round for tours on foot, by water or by local roads. It is possible to enter the Park at the following 5 entrances: Skradin, Roški Slap, Lozovac, Burnum and Kistanje.
Whichever type of tour you choose, please contact us so we can provide you with all the information you need in order to purchase tickets and to ensure maximum enjoyment of the beauty of the Park during your visit.
The Lozovac, Skradin i Roški Slap entrances are open from 9:00 to 17:00.
Krka National Park, Skradin Entrance, Departure point for the boat to Skradinski Buk
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