Welcome to Krka National Park
Extending along the 73km River Krka, the Krka National Park runs from the Adriatic near Šibenik inland to the mountains of the Croatian interior. It’s a magical place of waterfalls and gorges, with the river gushing through a karstic canyon 200m deep. Sights built by humans are also a major draw of the region, the area’s remoteness attracting monks who constructed their monasteries here.The park has five main... Read More
Top experiences in Krka National Park
Krka National Park activities
Krka Waterfalls and Sibenik Tour
After picking you up at our meeting points or at your hotel, our excursion to one of the most popular sites in Dalmatia begins by driving along the border between the coast and the hinterland. In less than an hour, you will be greeted with a breathtaking view of the town of Trogir and Split surrounded by the sea and a landscape filled with greenery, village households and life. Then it's on to Krka National Park and Skradinski buk, one of the best known natural beauties of Croatia. Our professionally-guided tour includes a fascinating walk through an authentically restored ensemble of small stone houses, workshops, exhibits and watermills which show how water was used to make village life possible and sustainable centuries ago. Then we'll begin our nature walk to enjoy the rich diversity of flora and fauna through a network of forest pathways as well over wooden bridges. After about 90 minutes, our bus will then take you to Roski slap, a beautiful, quiet, untouched natural preserve perfect for swimming and relaxation. After the break you will have the opportunity for an optional lunch in a typical Dalmatian konoba (tavern) where you can taste local delicious traditional food like prosciutto, cheese, hearty bread and wine and local fruits and vegetables. After lunch, we will take a road takes leads us up to one of the most exciting Krka River canyons.Along the way you will enjoy the same kind of breathtaking views that professional photographers capture to illustrate Croatian tourist brochures, like the panorama of Visovac Island. Then we say good-bye to the park continue our trip to the seaside city of Sibenik, to see its main attractions - including St Jacob’s Cathedral, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. We will return to Split/Trogir along the beautiful coastal road, passing by picturesque villages, such as Primosten and Marina, and beautiful offshore islands.
Krka National Park Day Trip from Split
Make your own way to the meeting point along the Riva, Split’s main promenade, on the morning of your day trip. Then, after joining up with your guide, settle into your seat aboard an air-conditioned coach and travel to the historical town of Šibenik, where you will visit the Cathedral of St James.Šibenik, its steep backstreets, winding alleyways and medieval gardens. If you wish to further discover this town perhaps stroll down to the port for a glimpse of the Fortress of St Nicholas, which dates back to the 16th century.After around an hour, return to your coach and continue to Krka National Park. One of Croatia’s seven national parks, Krka is home to 17 breathtaking waterfalls that cascade over natural barriers from the Krka River.Set off along the gravel pathways and round-loop boardwalk with your guide. Look out over the tiny islets that stud the azure-green water and scan the lakes for Dalmatian barbelgudgeon, trout and other fish. See, too, the pretty woodland, meadows and quarries that are home to the park’s abundance of wildlife.After roughly 1.5 hours, break for lunch (own expense) before continuing to the park’s crowning glory: the Skradinski Buk waterfall. Snap photos of the fall’s 2,624-foot-long (800-meter) cascade and be wowed by the thundering sound of its waters crashing into the lower lake.Then, split off from your guide to explore independently. Perhaps change into your bathing suit and cool off with a swim in the lower lake, or stroll to the nearby mill cottages, which have been transformed into souvenir stores, cafes and workshops.When the time comes, join back up with your guide and return to your minivan. Then, relax on the hour-long journey to Split, where your tour concludes with a drop-off at the original start point.
Krka National Park Full-Day Tour from Zadar
Explore the ecologically diverse Krka National Park on this boat tour from Zadar. The park covers an area of just over 142 square km (88 square miles). The top attraction in the park is its magnificent waterfalls including the famous Skradinski Buk Falls; one of Croatia's most famous sights.Due to its special position and its various types of habitat, the park is characterized by exceptionally rich and varied flora and fauna. The abundance of various species of birds and the significance of Krka National Park for spring and fall migrations make this an ideal tour for both the amateur and experienced birdwatcher.After pick-up in Zadar, drive to Skradin, where you'll board a boat for a 30-minute ride. Take a guided walking tour past Skradinski buk, and then visit the park's ethnographic collections, mills, and weaving workshops.You'll return to Zadar at around 5pm.
Krka Waterfalls and Sibenik Small-Group Day Trip from Split
Meet your guide at your Split hotel at 8:15am and hop into the air-conditioned luxury vehicle to head to Skradin, a small picturesque coastal town which dates back to 33BC. From here you will board a boat and sail up the Krka River to the heart of the Krka National Park, soaking up the panoramic views along the way.Here you will find the spectacular Krka Waterfalls (Skradinski Buk), a natural wonder which is the largest travertine cascade system in Europe. Stroll beneath the tumbling falls and through the surrounding pine forests, following your guide along the network of boardwalks and bridges. Along the way, hear more about the park’s fascinating natural and cultural history, and stop to explore historic villages and watermills. After lunch (optional, own expense), head back to the Krka Waterfalls to take a dip beneath the magnificent falls.From Skradinski buk you head towards Roski slap area of the park where you will experience the beauty of Roski slap and its famous necklace. While there you will also have the opportunity to experience local delicacies in all you can eat offer (own expense) inside traditional local tavern.On the way back to Split, visit the UNESCO-listed Cathedral of St. Jacob in Sibenik, famous for its ornate interiors.Before the tour comes to an end, your driver will then drop you off back at your hotel in Split, arriving at approximately 7:15pm.
Krka National Park Day Trip from Dubrovnik
Begin with an early morning pickup from your centrally located Dubrovnik hotel, and then travel by air-conditioned minivan to Krka National Park, just over three hours away. On route, gaze out at the gorgeous coastal and countryside scenery and learn how the park’s 17 breathtaking waterfalls cascade from the Krka River over millennia-old natural barriers.On arrival, head out on foot to explore with your guide. Stroll along the gravel paths and round-loop boardwalk and soak up the tranquility as you peer out over the tiny islets that stud the azure-green water. Scan the waters for Dalmatian barbelgudgeon and brown trout, and snap photos of the willowy reeds, thicket trees, stones quarries and swamped meadows that are home to a wealth of native species.During your wander, see the idyllic Krčić, Roški and Risnjak waterfalls. Depending on the day, you may also get an up-close look at the Franciscan monastery in the middle of Lake Visovac (Visovačko jezero). Then, arrive at the park’s premier highlight: the Skradinski Buk waterfalls. Be wowed by the sight of the fall’s 2,624-foot-long (800-meter) cascade plunging into the lower lake.After touring the national park with your guide, make the most of around three hours of free time to do as much, or as little, as you wish. Perhaps change into your bathing suit and dive into the lower lake for a cooling swim, or simply admire the falls from dry land. Then, maybe explore the nearby mill cottages, which have been converted into workshops, souvenir stores and eateries. Visit the old mill, which is still functioning, and sit back in a cafe and take in the sights as you recharge with some food and drink (own expense). When the time comes, join up with your guide and return to your minivan. Then, relax on the journey back to Dubrovnik, where your tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel.
Private Krka Day Trip from Split
Tour starts with pickup at 7:30 am from your apartment or hotel in Split or surrounding area. Before getting to Krka, there will be time to stop for coffee if you choose. The river rises 43km (as the crow flies) from Šibenik, beneath the best-known mountain in Croatia and Dalmatia, Dinara. This mountain has given its name to the mountain range, which stretches about 600 km encompassing the mountains of the Croatia coastal area and of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Krka is 45 miles (73km) long; the first part of it flows through plains (13 km), the second (40 km) through a canyon, and the final stage forms lakes joined to the sea. The river forms the border between Northern and Central Dalmatia. The Krka National Park covers over 88 square miles (142.2 sq km) and two-thirds of the River Krka. The entire river is a natural phenomenon of exceptional interest. At 3:30 pm, you will depart from Krka and visit the Bibich winery with wine tasting without an extra fee. You will ride along the coastline with spectacular views and arrive in Split around 6:30 pm.