The Krka National Park is the seventh national park in Croatia, well known for its many lakes and waterfalls. The park is named after the Krka River, which flows through the Park. Krka National Park is located in central Dalmatia, only a few kilometres from the city of Šibenik. The park encompasses an area along the river Krka that from its spring at the foothills of the Dinara Mountain flows through a 75 km long canyon into the Gulf of Šibenik and Adriatic Sea. The park stretches over 142 square kilometres, of which 25.6 square kilometres is a water surface. The Krka River has seven waterfalls, the most famous of which is Skradinski Buk and it is the biggest travertine waterfall of in Europe. The beauty of the Krka lies in its karst phenomenon. We recommend you to visit it in spring and summer because in that time the park is full of splendour and you can even refresh yourself in a crystal clear water. In 1985, the park was proclaimed a protective area and a national park. On the Krka River, or more precisely, under the Skradinski Buk Waterfall, Jaruga Hydropower Plant was built and is the second oldest hydropower plant in the world, commissioned immediately after the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Station.
We offer excursions to Krka National Park with departure from Split or another arranged location. The excursion starts in the morning, by a pleasant ride along the Adriatic Coast, passing by cities of Trogir and Primošten with stopping in Šibenik. Šibenik is a place of historical significance and is over a thousand years old. One of its most important sights is St. James’s Cathedral, listed on UNESCO’s list of protected monuments since 2001. After sightseeing, we continue our drive to the Krka Waterfalls, where you will enjoy the guided walk through the park, through the pristine nature of the Krka National Park.
Šibenik is one of the oldest Croatian cities. It was mentioned for the first time in 1066 in a letter of one of the greatest Croatian ruler – King Petar Krešimir IV the Great. In the 15th century, Šibenik came under the rule of Venice and remained under its authority for 40 years. On the hill above the city, there is the magnificent fortress of St. Michael. It was built from the 15th to the 17th century and served as one of the main defensive points of the city controlling the entire Šibenik Channel and the mainland access to the city.
In the middle of the 16th century, at the entrance to the Šibenik Channel, the fort of St. Nicholas was built as the main defence point against the Ottoman navy. The view of this fortress is awe-inspiring and is a great example an exceptional maritime facility. There is another fortress in the city, built in the 17th century as a terrestrial defence of the city from Ottoman attacks. The most beautiful and famous building is the monumental St. Jacob’s Cathedral, which was listed on the UNESCO’s list of cultural heritage in 2000.
The Cathedral is unique because it was built exclusively of stone without the use of binder, in the 15th century, and one of its main builders was Juraj Dalmatinac, Zadar citizen. Building of the Cathedral started in Gothic style and finished in Renaissance style. Šibenik is a town with 24 churches and 6 monasteries. One of the most interesting churches is the Church of St. John, having a bell tower an Ottoman clock with one pointer. The old town is full of medieval houses and palaces.
Šibenik is the birthplace of one of the biggest basketball players Dražen Petrović, called “Basketball Mozart”
08:30 – 09:00
Departure point: Split, Center of Diocletian Palace or some other places
Departure dates: Every day (optional)
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
Price: 440 kuna, 60€
Children: 0-12 50 % discount,
Inclusions: entrance fees for National Park and to the st. Jacobs Cathedral in Sibenik, boat ride in the Park, transportation, insurance, VAT and guide
Transport by air-conditioned mini van (max 8 people)
What to bring: light sportswear and swimsuit
08:00 – 09:00 Departure from Split or Pick up from arranged place
09:00 – 11:30 Panoramic Tour of Sibenik and St. Jacob Cathedral
12:00 – 13:30 Arrival at NP Krka Falls, followed by a guided tour
13:30 – 14:30 Free time for lunch
14:30 – 17:00 Visit Skradinski buk and free time for swimming
17:30 – 18:30 Return to Split