Welcome to Knin


Located in a historical hot seat on the border between Dalmatia and Bosnia, Knin was an important trading centre in the Middle Ages, becoming the capital of the Croatian Kingdom in the 11th century. However, the huge Croatian flag flying atop the fortress is more to do with recent events than medieval history.

Ethnic Serbs made up 86% of the population when in 1991 Knin declared itself the capital of the breakaway Republic of Serbian Krajina. Most Serbs fled before Croatia recaptured the town in 1995 and it was subsequently repopulated with Croatian refugees from Bosnia. Knin’s economy evaporated along with the Serbs and there's still a somewhat grim feel to the town today.


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$113.12 Day Trips & Excursions

Krka Private Day Trip from Dubrovnik

Krka National Park (Croatian: Nacionalni park Krka) is one of the Croatian national parks, named after the river Krka that it encloses. It is located along the middle-lower course of the Krka River in central Dalmatia, in Šibenik-Knin county, downstream Miljevci area, and just a few kilometers northeast of the city of Šibenik. It was formed to protect the Krka River and is intended primarily for scientific, cultural, educational, recreational, and tourism activities. It is the seventh national park in Croatia and was proclaimed a national park in 1985.Following pick-up from your hotel in Dubrovnik, travel to Krka National Park. Declared the seventh national park in Croatia, Krka National Park is an area of exceptional natural beauty. It follows the flow of the River Krka, which has its source 3 kilometers northeast of Knin.The Franciscan monastery on the island of Visovac, along with Krka Monastery, are the area's most important cultural and historic monuments. Among the many picturesque villages in the area, the most interesting is Skradin.We will make a few stops in some most popular spots on highway from where you will have incredible view and also you an take some pictures on beautiful natures. Also we can stop on any place you would like.Enjoy!

$253.95 Day Trips & Excursions

Krka Private Day Trip from Zadar

Krka National Park (Croatian: Nacionalni park Krka) is one of the Croatian national parks, named after the river Krka that it encloses. It is located along the middle-lower course of the Krka River in central Dalmatia, in Šibenik-Knin county, downstream Miljevci area, and just a few kilometers northeast of the city of Šibenik. It was formed to protect the Krka River and is intended primarily for scientific, cultural, educational, recreational, and tourism activities. It is the seventh national park in Croatia and was proclaimed a national park in 1985. Following pick-up from your hotel in Zadar, travel to Krka National Park. Declared the seventh national park in Croatia, Krka National Park is an area of exceptional natural beauty. It follows the flow of the River Krka, which has its source 3 kilometers northeast of Knin. The Franciscan monastery on the island of Visovac, along with Krka Monastery, are the area's most important cultural and historic monuments. Among the many picturesque villages in the area, the most interesting is Skradin. We will make a few stops in some most popular spots on highway from where you will have incredible view and also you an take some pictures on beautiful natures. Also we can stop on any place you would like. Enjoy!

$90.90 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Private Tour: Natural Splendor of Krka's National Park from Split

Book our unique tour and visit National Park Krka. Krka was proclaimed in 1985 as the seventh national park in Croatia. National Park Krka covers the area along the flow of river Krka, whose source is three kilometers northeast of Knin, which passes through a deep and vivid 75 km long canyon forming deafening falls - Krcic, Risnjak, Miljacka, the Roski slap Falls and the most famous Skradinski buk Falls. This canyon is the greatest calcareous travertine barrier in Europe. The lower Krka flows through Prokljansko lake and flows into a 9 km long bay – Sibenik Bay. The Franciscan monastery on the island of Visovac and the Krka monastery are the most important cultural and historic monuments. Among the many picturesque villages in the area of the Krka National park the most interesting is Skradin, town protected as a historic monument. You will be amazed by its beauty.

$106.96 Private & Custom Tours

National Park Krka Private Tour from Dubrovnik

National Park Krka covers the area along the flow of river Krka, whose source is three kilometers northeast of Knin and which passes through a deep and vivid 75 km long canyon forming deafening falls - Krčić, Risnjak,Miljacka, the Roški slap Falls and the famous Skradinski buk Falls. This canyon is the greatest calcareous travertine barrier in Europe. The lower Krka flows through Prukljansko lake and flows into a 9 km long bay - Šibenski zaljev.The Franciscan monastery on the island of Visovac and the Krka monastery are the most important cultural and historic monuments. Among the many picturesque villages in the area of the Krka National park the most interesting is Skradin, a town protected as a historic monument.You will be amazed by its beauty.

$4.67 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Krka National Park Admission Ticket

Krka National Park lies within Šibenik-Knin County, and covers a total area of 109 km² of the loveliest sections of the Krka River, and the lower course of the Čikola River. The national park is a vast and primarily unaltered area of exceptional natural value, including one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. The purpose of the park is primarily to serve science, culture, education and recreation, while tourism activities have also been introduced for its visitors. Including the submerged part of the river at the mouth, the Krka River is 72.5 km long, making it the 22nd longest river in Croatia. It springs in the foothills of the Dinara mountain range, 2.5 km northeast of Knin. With its seven waterfalls and a total drop in altitude of 242 m, the Krka is a natural and karst phenomenon. The travertine waterfalls of the Krka River are the fundamental phenomenon of this river. The need to legally protect the Krka River and its exceptional natural values was already recognized in the mid 20th century. The initiative to proclaim the Krka River a national park was again launched in 1971, with the drafting of a physical plan entitled Krka National Park: physical development plan. On 24 January 1985, the Parliament of the Socialist Republic of Croatia proclaimed the area covering 142 km² from the Early Croatian fortresses of Trošenj and Nečven to the Šibenik Bridge, including 3.5 km of the course of the Čikola River, a national park. Due to four urban centres (Skradin, Bilice, Raslina and Zaton), the construction of the Zagreb–Split motorway and the development of tourism and other economic activities in the area, in 1997 the Croatian Parliament revised the park boundaries by passing the Act on Amendments to the Act on the Proclamation of Krka National Park. The southern border of the park was shifted to upstream from the Skradin Bridge, and the northern part virtually all the way to Knin. The park boundaries stretch for 50 km along the upper and middle course of the Krka River (two kilometres downstream from Knin all the way to Skradin), and the lower course of the Čikola River (including the confluence and 3.5 km of the river canyon), in the territory of the towns of Knin, Drniš and Skradin, the City of Šibenik, and the municipalities of Ervenik, Kistanje and Promina.

$83.11 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

National Park Krka Waterfalls private tour from Dubrovnik

Departure from Dubrovnik is at 07:30. Our driver will drive you along the Adriatic coast to Ploče, and then to Lozovac (entrance to the National Park) along the Dalmatian hinterland, behind the northern slopes of Biokovo Mountain. If you want to take some coffee, or photos, or something to eat, the driver will stop at your request. Expected arrival at the National Park is around 10:30. National park tickets are not included in the price. Price of the ticket for one person is about 28 euros. Krka National Park is one of the most beautiful Croatian national parks, named after the river Krka that it encloses. It is located along the middle-lower course of the Krka River in central Dalmatia, in Šibenik-Knin county, just a few kilometers northeast of the city of Šibenik. It was formed to protect the Krka River and is intended primarily for scientific, cultural, educational, recreational, and tourism activities. It is the seventh national park in Croatia and was proclaimed a national park in 1985. In the national park you will be able to enjoy the beautiful waterfalls of the river Krka, swim under one of the waterfalls, or visit Franciscan monastery at island Visovac. Departure from the National Park is around 16:00 and the expected arrival in Dubrovnik around 19:00.