National park Krka – Pure nature
National park Krka was declared to be a national park in 1985. It is named after the river Krka and situated 10 km distance from Šibenik. It is known for its lakes and waterfalls of exquisite beauty. You can visit Krka trough entire year period and you can choose your own style of sightseeing. Certainly one of the most interesting way of exploring are a boat excursions. Visit the Monastery Krka, forts Nečven and Troselj, Roski fall and many more interesting things which beautiful Krka offers. Beside the boat ride, you can visit National park Krka by easy walk trough the little paths and experience the magic of natural vegetation, breath deeply, recharge your batteries for coming back in city crowd. There are five entrances to the park and working hours are posted at the entrance.
Its territory stretches in about 109 km2 of Krka river and lower part of Cikola river. Known for its cascading waterfalls, the global phenomenon of exceptional beauty. Most popular parts of the national park are Skradin and Rozanski waterfall. These are two beautiful waterfalls that attract lovers of nature and natural beauty from all around the world. Skradinski buk is certainly the most visited waterfall of the river Krka. Pours over 17 steps, 800 meters long, you have several viewpoints where from you can admire the unique landscape of the heavenly beauty. Magical paths and wooden bridges will remain engraved to your memory for life. Roski waterfall cascading down, like a necklace as it is popularly called among local population and in the middle you can see small islets with exceptional beauty. Its beauty lies in the distinctive and rich vegetation and is habitat for many plants and animal species. Besides the seven beautiful waterfalls, we advise you to visit ethnic villages, which will introduce you closely to the traditions of this Croatian region. Reconstructed water-mill, weaving, preparing food, all presented in the way that visitors can experience the spirit of time.
Small island of Visovac – untouched pearl
Within the park you can find the remains of numerous forts, churches, of which we definitely recommend visiting the island Visovac, where you can see Franciscan monastery with a rich national treasury. According to the legend, the Franciscans built the monastery in the 15th century, later demolished and rebuilt again in the 18th century. Monastery is famous for its well-preserved artefacts and the library. Coming to the island of Visovac you can easily imagine how do the place of the fairy tales look like.
Krka National Park is proud of its membership in EUROPAC federation that counts more than 430 members in 35 countries. It's main role is to preserve European natural and cultural heritage. This membership provides easier managing of protected areas and conservation of natural wealth.
Accommodation near NP Krka
If you want to find accommodation near the National Park Krka, then we advise the city Skradin, or slightly farther away Sibenik. We also advise all tourists on holidays in Sibenik to join an organized tour and visit the beautiful National park Krka.
For private accommodation near Krka visit: www.super-apartments.com
Besides the natural beauties national park Krka has, we must mention some of the cultural curiosities. Among other we need to mention Burnum, only remaining Roman military amphitheater in Croatia, recently very popular for its ''Burnumske ide''. Burnumske ide will be held on 13th of August, so we advice you as a tourist to enjoy the play which in rather interesting way shows how did the Roman emperor lived, gladiators struggled with various jugglers and dancers to fullfill your experience. Burnum amphitheater belongs to the National park Krka, but visiting the amphitheatre will not be charged to the ticket of entrance, it is totally free so i believe this would gather even more visitor to this enjoyable show.
An old legend says that stars swim in the river of Krka, in the place where sun emerge, and shining moon dance on the loving waves in the golden twilight.Visit Krka national park and fall in love with the virgin nature.