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NATIONAL PARK KRKA

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Overview

Krka National Park (Croatian: Nacionalni park Krka) is one of the Croatian national parks, named after the river Krka. 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 is the seventh national park in Croatia and was proclaimed a national park in 1985. This confirmed the exceptional value of its natural phenomena, the beauty of the karst river and its cultural and historical monuments.

National park covers an area along the river Krka which springs at the foot of the mountain Dinara near Knin, flows through a canyon 75 km long, flows through Prokljansko lake and flows into the Bay of Sibenik.

With 46 meters height extends to 7 limestone steps and is the largest travertine barrier in Europe.  Considering to that, river creates various geomorphological forms, exceptional wealth of flora and fauna. Also, the area of Krka River abounds in cultural and historical monuments – traces of human creation since prehistoric times, Roman traces (military camp Burnum), medieval fortresses ruins from 14th century (Ključica, Trošenj,..), sacral strucutures (the Franscan Church and monastery Our Lady of Visovac on the island VIsovac) and the many water mills and washing columns of rural architecture.

PRICE LIST Krka National park

*All informations provided here are taken from the offical Krka National Park web site http://www.np-krka.hr/, 15.09.2016

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • 1. SKRADIN - Visitors are transported through the park by boats of the Krka National Park, according to the set schedule. From April to November, organized groups must reserve a boat in advance. There are bicycle trails, about 3 km in length, leading from the Skradin Bridge to Skradinski buk, and transport is also possible for tourist agency boats (with mandatory appointment with the park management).
  • 2. LOZOVAC - This is the main road entrance to Krka National Park for tourist buses and individual visitors. Throughout the year, free parking is available for individual visitors and organized groups arriving in tourist buses. From April to October, transport is organized for individual visitors to Skradinski buk and back on buses belonging to the National Park. In the winter period, guests are permitted to enter in their vehicles. Buses of tourist agencies are permitted to transport their groups through the park. It is also possible to reach Skradinski buk from here by foot along a hiking trail that is about 800 m long, and takes about 10 minutes.
  • 3. ROŠKI SLAP - Roški slap can be reach by road from Drniš, Knin and Skradin, or by the excursion boats of the Krka National Park that set off from Skradinski buk. The natural beauty of Roški slap can be viewed year round, while the presentation centre is open from April to October. Boat excursions from Roški slap to the Krka monastery, and to the Early Croatian fortresses of Trošenj and Nečven are organized daily from April to June.*

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Skradinski buk
Skradinski buk

SKRADINSKI BUK

The Skradinski buk waterfall, the longest waterfall on the Krka River, is one of the best known natural beauties of Croatia. The cascades are composed of travertine barriers, islands, and lakes. They can be viewed throughout the entire year thanks to a network of paths and bridges that enable comfortable and safe walking. On the marked area is allowed and swimming. Several renovated water mills, rolling mills, and washing columns that for centuries have utilized the power of the river are also located there. Preserving the traditional folk architecture individual mills have been turned into souvenir shops, while others have been transformed into exhibition areas for ethnographic collections. The Skradinski buk Ethno Village at Krka National Park recently received the prestigious Golden Flower of Europe award in 2006, in a competition among several thousand sites.

VISOVAC ISLAND
VISOVAC ISLAND

VISOVAC ISLAND

Visovac Island is among Croatia's most valuable natural and cultural values. The Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy and the Church of Our Lady of Visovac have stood here since 1445. The monastery houses a valuable archaeological collection, a collection of historical church linens and dishes anda rich library, with several historical manuscripts, valuable books and incunabula. Due to the centuries of worship of the Mother of God, this island is often called Our Lady’s Island. Visovac has always attracted pilgrims, who today arrive via the organized boat excursions of Krka National Park.

BURNUM
BURNUM

BURNUM

The Roman military camp Burnum stands a gem of ancient history located in hidden area of Dalmatinska zagora region. Visitors can view the arches of the command building in the camp, the only military amphitheatre in Croatia (near the village of Ivoševci) and several walls of the military exercises area. The archaeological artefacts dug up from this locality (weapons, tools, daily use items) are on display at the Archaeological Collection Burnum in Puljani, opened in 2010. The locality and archaeological collection are open for visitors during the whole year.

KRKA MONASTERY
KRKA MONASTERY

KRKA MONASTERY

The Krka Monastery the spiritual centre of the Orthodox faith, stands 3.5 kilometres east of Kistanje, in a bay on the Krka River. A church built in the Byzantine style stands next to the monastery. Below the church there are ancient Roman catacombs, which are open to visitors.

MAJNOJLOVAC WATERFALL
MAJNOJLOVAC WATERFALL

MAJNOJLOVAC WATERFALL

Just several hundred metres from the Burnum archaeological locality, the Manojlovac slap waterfall is found along the road Knin - Kistanje.
This is the third waterfall in the series, the tallest and considered by many to be the loveliest waterfall on the Krka River. The waterfall consists of a series of travertine barriers, with a total height of 59.6 m. The largest barrier is 32.2 m high. In 2011, the trail with viewpoint was cleared and reopened to visitors. At that time, a plaque in honour of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I was revealed, as it was at this very spot that the emperor, together with his wife Elizabeth, admired the beauty of Manoljovac slap.

ETHNO PRESENTATION
ETHNO PRESENTATION

ETHNO PRESENTATION

Visitors to Krka National Park can view the restored ethnological monuments, to become better acquainted with the customs of this region. The water mills in the national park belong to the system of pre-industrial water plants on the Krka River. They have always symbolized the economic power of the region, and were a frequent source of conflict over history. The preserved water mills are from the 19th century and have exceptional cultural and historical significance as monuments of rural architecture and our economic past. At the restored water mills of Krka National Park, it is possible to watch presentations of milling wheat, washing and pounding of cloth, weaving of fabrics and floor mats, horseshoe smithing, ploughing, planting, the preparation of food in the old kitchens and more.

ROŠKI WATERFALL
ROŠKI WATERFALL

ROŠKI WATERFALL

Roški slap is also called the 'vast waterfall', and is made up of a 22.5 m high main waterfall and countless backwaters, cascades and travertine islands. It is situated about 36 km downstream of the Krka River spring. The start of the barrier is made up of a series of small cascades (called the 'necklace' by the locals), followed by numerous backwaters and islets. Between Roški waterfall and Oziđana pećina cave there are 517 wooden steps. Over the waterfall, there is a road that dates back to Roman times. Throughout most of Roški slap, the natural environment is pristine and of great interest to nature lovers. On the left bank are a series of attractive water mills, several of which have been restored and returned to their original function.

The complex of water mills at Roški slap is among the most interesting and prized ethnographic monuments in Dalmatia and Croatia.

OZIĐANA CAVE
OZIĐANA CAVE

OZIĐANA CAVE

Oziđana pećina, a locality within the framework of the educational walking trail Stinice - Roški slap - Oziđana pećina, is a site of exceptional natural, cultural and historical significance. Archaeological research has confirmed the presence in the cave of all the Neolithic cultures of the Adriatic region (Impresso, Danilo and Hvar cultures) and Eneolithic cultures, from the early to the middle Bronze Age. There is a record of continuous human presence in the cave from 5000 to 1500 B.C. An in situ archaeological collection has been put on display in the cave.

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  • Specialized guide
  • Private Transport
  • Entrance fees
  • Box lunch water, banana apple and chocolate
  • Additional Services
  • Insurance
  • Drink
  • Tickets

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