During our trip in Croatia we had the opportunity to visit the National Park of Krka. Located 90 km far from Split.
The Krka National Park is one of the most beautiful natural spots in Croatia.
Our minds changed the moment we started our hike
Arriving to the park was not as astonishing as we thought because it looked as a common natural park that you can easily find in any other country.
After paying 110 Kn per person (around 14€ /16$) we were allowed to enter into the National Park and to take the free bus to go down hills. We were a bit disappointed since we were expecting something more “wild” (more natural) from the very beginning.
However, our minds changed the moment we started our hike. Instead of taking the bus we decided to descend the green hills of Krka walking down a natural narrow path from where we could enjoy an amazing landscape.
Once we arrived to the end of the path we reached a tourist area. From there you can choose two different ways:
- Krka National Park by walk
- Scradinski Waterfall and Ferrys
Krka National Park by walk
Following the main trail of the park the visitor can enjoy a nice walk surrounded by nature.
By choosing that option we learnt more about the national flora and fauna while passing through natural caves and waterfalls. Once we reached a high vantage point we enjoyed the wonderful view of the famous Scradinski Waterfall.
Down there, it is located a footbridge that cross the lake allowing the visitor to appreciate the immensity of nature. Furthermore, it is allow to have a swim in the lake to enjoy its pure fresh water.
Following the trail we reached the previously mentioned lake. After a nice bath in its transparent water we had a break laying down on the green grass.
As we wanted something more exotic we decided to walk around until we found a nature path which we decided to follow. Since it was not so touristic we could enjoy the essence of the nature and the incomparable views of the Krka forest.
Scradinski Waterfall and Ferrys
If you prefer to enjoy the nature of the National Park without wasting corporal energy I recommend you to take the ferry that sails across the blue river of Krka.
Here you can find more information about the natural and cultural heritage of Krka, the National Park´s price list and more.
Do not miss the chance to buy some traditional products
At the end of the path we found some antique traditional houses, rebuilt into souvenir stores, where we stopped by to find some presents for our friends. However, the most special products we bought were some traditional delicatessen made by locals; honey, oil, compote… Tasty and healthy products that I highly recommend you to buy if you ever want to try real croatian foodstuff.
To finish the tour we decided to take the bus which drove us back to the main entrance of the park, where our rented car was waiting for us to keep discovering Croatia.
Your turn: Have you ever been in Krka? Did you like it? Share your experience!