VISITING KRKA NATIONAL PARK CROATIA
While we were staying in Split we took a few day trips and one of those was to KrKa National Park Croatia.
I had wanted to go to Plitvice Lakes National Park (recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site) but it wasn’t possible logistically for us but I have heard they are also pretty spectacular. If you are interested in visiting Plitvice check out this excellent Guide to Plitvice!
KrKa National Park Croatia
The KrKa River and its basin covers an area of 109 square kilometres. The area most people will be familiar with from photographs will probably be Skradinski buk. More about that later!
The ticket provides us with a helpful map which will give you an idea of the park!
We stopped near a place called Drniš to get some photographs of the area – isn’t it stunning? I have been playing around with filters so it may or may not have actually been that blue!
We arrived at Skradinski buk which is the largest and the most commonly visited waterfall on the KrKa river. Between April and October it can be reached via either the Lozovac entrance or the Skradin entrance. (I believe you get to the falls via boat or following a 4km biking or walking trail from the Skradin entrance – please check the website though!)
We arrived at the Lozovac entrance. If you are on a tour your coach will take you but if you arrive in your own car you park at the top and a complimentary bus service brings you down. The drive down to the falls was quite
scary exhilarating in the bus and the views were beautiful.
Once you are at the bottom you then follow a trail to the waterfalls. Click the link for a map skradinskibuk
The trail takes about an hour and is really lovely. We enjoyed the stroll and I took quite a few photographs!
It is possible to swim around the falls – my husband did – but it when we were there in late August it was crowded. It is not easy to actually get into the water and wearing shoes is an absolute must.
As you can see it was quite busy! Thats my husband waving his hands in the air in one of the pictures!
What you can’t get from the photographs is the noise of the falls so luckily I have a video! Excuse the fact I seem to be unable to keep the phone still but it will give you the idea!
Tips for KrKa National Park
- We booked the trip though a well-known excursion provider but there are loads of trips to KrKa available from Split.
- Wear your swimming costume under your clothes as there is no-where to change!
- There is food and drink for sale at the falls but it is expensive – either take your own or take out a bank loan!!
- Do wear those water shoe things that are for sale everywhere in Croatia or you may find it difficult to get into the water – it isn’t easy anyway but with nothing to protect your feet ouch!
- Here is the link to the official website – check it out for maps and more information! Visiting KrKa National Park
Have you been to Croatia? Did you visit Plitvice or KrKa – what did you think? If not what are the most spectacular waterfalls you have seen?