Krka National Park

Skradin is a pretty little riverside town with a combination of brightly painted and bare stone houses on its main street and a ruined fortress towering above. Apart from the opportunity to see the town itself, the advantage to starting your visit to Krka National Park in Skradin is that the park admission fee includes a boat ride through the canyon to Skradinski Buk waterfall. The disadvantage is that there can be long queues for the boats in summer.

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Nearby Krka National Park attractions

1. Skradinski Buk

2.29 MILES

The highlight of Krka National Park, an hour-long loop follows boardwalks, connects little islands in the emerald-green, fish-filled river and terminates…

2. Krka National Park


Stretching from the western foot of the Dinaric Range into the sea near Šibenik, the 73km Krka River and its wonderful waterfalls define the landscape of…

3. Mother of Mercy Franciscan Monastery

3.88 MILES

Upstream of Skradinski Buk waterfall the Krka River broadens into Lake Viskovac, a habitat for marsh birds. At its centre is a tree-fringed island, the…

4. St Michael's Fortress


Clamber up to the battlements of this large medieval fort for magnificent views – particularly impressive at sunset – over Šibenik, the Krk River and the…

6. St John's Church

5.92 MILES

Dating from the end of the 15th century, this church is a fine example of Gothic-Renaissance architecture, but sadly the interior has mouldering paintwork…

7. St James' Cathedral

5.94 MILES

The crowning architectural glory of the Dalmatian coast and the undisputed masterpiece of its principal designer, Juraj Dalmatinac, this World Heritage…

8. Šibenik City Museum

5.95 MILES

Housed in the 17th-century Rector’s Palace, this well-curated museum focuses on the city and its surrounds. The permanent collection of artefacts dating…