A Nature Day in Croatia’s Krka National Park

A Nature Day in Croatia’s Krka National Park - Lucy Williams Global

Our next port of call on the world cruise was Sibenik, Croatia. We decided to have a nature day at Krka National Park, that is 20 minutes away from Sibenik.

It was nice to get back to nature after all the days visiting cities. It was very tranquil with the water and the greenery and the fresh air.

Krka National Park

The view was spectacular driving into the park looking into the mountains and down onto the lake. The road was narrow and bendy so it was an interesting drive!

The park is full of waterfalls, seventeen to be exact. You can spend all day walking on the trails or you can go by water as there are three boat routes that can take you around the park.

Trails

We walked an easy trail around the park that took around 3 hours (including a stop for lunch). The trail was easy to walk on as it was mainly wooden paths/earth and some steps.

It was a beautiful trail as we were surrounded by water and small waterfalls. There were lots of trees and plants with butterflies flying around. The air was so fresh, I really enjoyed that after being in so much pollution recently.

We were visiting at the beginning of the season in April. The weather was nice, not too cold and sunny around 18*C. The park was not that busy, but I’m sure it is in the summers months.

Krka National Park is such a lovely place to walk around and you can also swim in part of the lake.

There are a few buildings and a watermill scattered around the park, built-in stone with terracotta tile roofs that blend in with the scenery.

The feature is the Skradinski Buk waterfall that was amazing to see. The waterfall opens to the lake and when we were there were swans swimming at the end of the waterfall.

We ate in a lovely restaurant outside and had traditional Croatian food. There are also food stands for fast food.

More to see

There is so much more to see at the Krka National Park that we did not see as we were there for just 3 hours. There is Visovac Island to see the Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy and the Church of Our Lady of Visovac. Roski Slap waterfall, Krka Monastery, Manojlovac Slap waterfall and the Archaeological site of Burnum.

The park is close to Sibenik around twenty minutes away and then the drive into the park that is around ten minutes.

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ESSENTIAL INFO

  • Weather: Spring 13*C – 18*C /Summer: 21*C – 25*C
  • Currency: Kuna
  • Language: Croatian, English is spoken in some places

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Have you been to Kraka National Park? What part did you enjoy best?

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Love Lucy x

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6 Comments

  1. April 19, 2017 / 7:28 am

    Beautiful photos! I’ll be there in late June, hoping it won’t be too busy!

    • April 19, 2017 / 2:10 pm

      Thank you so much! Fingers crossed for you it is not too busy. It is a beautiful place to visit.

  2. June 27, 2017 / 11:56 am

    haha, out of all the beauties i’ve seen in the past few weeks in Croatia, i’ve skipped Krka:)))) We were absolutely exhausted after so many days on the road, and decided to go to the beach instead. Lovely to see some pictures here!

    • June 27, 2017 / 2:34 pm

      Shame it’s beautiful there! But if you were tired the beach was probably best, as it is an active day!

  3. July 15, 2017 / 11:55 am

    Lovely Krka. Last year we got to see both famous parks in Croatia, Plitvice and Krka. We loved Plitvice more to be honest, but Krka is spectacular as well. As you said, 3-4 hours are not enough to see everything it has to offer. We also only spend a 4-5 hours, and we missed a Visovac, did not have time to swim near the waterfalls.

    Here is my article, comparing the two parks.
    https://egodiary.com/2017/05/24/plitvice-lakes-or-krka-waterfalls-which-one-is-better/

    Happy travels!
    Iulia

    • July 15, 2017 / 2:05 pm

      I haven’t been to Plitvice but would like to visit. I will have a look at your article x

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