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Krka National Park/Croatia

Introducing Krka National Park

Stretching from the western foot of the Dinaric Range into the sea near Šibenik, the 72.5km Krka River and its wonderful waterfalls define the landscape of the Šibenik-Knin region, and are the focus of the Krka National Park. The Krka waterfalls are a karstic phenomenon: over millennia river water has created a canyon (up to 200m deep) through limestone hills, bringing calcium carbonate with it. Mosses and algae retain the calcium carbonate and encrust it in their roots. The material is called tufa and is formed by billions of plants growing on top of one another. These growths create barriers in the river that produce spectacular waterfalls.