Krka National Park named after the Krka River. Park covers an area of just over 142 square km and includes two thirds of the river itself. The top attraction of the Park are its magnificent 17 waterfalls, including the famous Skradinski Buk falls which are one of Croatia’s most famous sights. Other highlights include the tiny island of Visovac and Roski Slap waterfall.
The small island of Visovac in the Krka river was settled by Franciscan monks in 1445, who originally built a monastery in that year (later demolished, then rebuilt in the 18th century) and a church in 1576. The monastery contains a number of well-preserved artefacts and a library.
Roski Slap (slap being Croatian for waterfall) is another famous sight within Krka National Park. A series of 12 waterfalls in a space of 450 metres, the largest is just over 22 metres in height and 60 metres in width.
A boat trip through the park (included in the entrance ticket) is a great way of seeing much of the Park. Best of all, it is possible to swim in some locations in Krka National Park! (To be sure to bring your swimming costume or trunks along!)
There’s a wide variety of both flora and fauna in the Park. Over 800 species of plantlife have been identified as being present in the National Park. Much of the animal life lives, unsurprisingly, in and around the waters of the Krka River which is home to different amphibian and reptile creatures. You will also be able to see many different bird species (there are over 200), and possibly some of the 18 different species of bat who call the Park their home!
Spend day on Krka National Park with our agency every day from Split, find more information here.