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Krka National Park

Krka National Park

 

 

Location: Šibenik-Knin County Map

Open: summer: 8am- 8pm

winter: 9am- 4pm (Apr, May, Oct, Nov, 8am- 6pm)

Info: Trg Ivana Pavla Il br 5, Sibenik, (022) 201 777

www.npkrka.hr

 

 

 

Krka National Park Map

Krka National Park situate in Šibenik-Knin County. River that formed its distinct landscape flow through karstic terrain eroded porous rock created numerous cascades, waterfalls, caverns and other splendid geological features. Krka National Park is obviously most famous for its beautiful cascades. The largest and most impressive cascade is that of Skradinski Buk which consists of 17 waterfalls of various size and a total drop of 45 meters. There is a small Ethnographic Museum located nearby. Part of the cascade is diverted into an old version of a natural washing machine that was used by local people to wash their clothes. Other cascades include Bilushich Buk (22 meters), Brlyan (15 meters), Manoylovats (32 meters), Rosnyak (8 meters) and Milyachka Slap (22 meters).

 

 

Krka National Park was found to protect seven beautiful cascades of waterfalls, two medieval monasteries as well as pristine forests. It is located in the Northern Dalmatia, near Sibenik. There is very few regulations within a park so try to use your common sense and don't hurt yourself. While swimming in the cascades is technically allowed, you should be very careful where you decide to take a swim. Safe areas for swimmers are well marked and should be preferred over other areas. Overall Krka National Park is well kept up. Well marked paths and wooden bridges make hiking very comfortable and easy.

 

Krka National Park also boasts large diversity of flora and fauna. This includes over 200 species of birds including rare golden eagles. Waters of Krka National Park are inhabited by trout and Adriatic salmon.

Visovac Monastery (Roman Catholic) (Krka National Park)

 

 

Krka National Park is not only famous for its beautiful views and untouched nature. It is also famous for its old medieval monasteries that are worth a visit. If you get a chance visit Visovac island in the middle of the Visovac lake. It is home to Roman Catholic Franciscan monastery that was found on the grounds of Krka National Park in 1445. Originally it started as a mere hermitage hidden away from people, but over time it grew into a beautiful, yet modest island of solitude in this wilderness. Another monastery that is known as Krka Monastery is located just up the stream 3 km east of Kistanje. It was found by the Orthodox Serbian monks in 1345. Sometimes tourists who visit this national park confuse the two.

Krka Monastery (Serbian Orthodox) (Krka National Park)

Krka Monastery (Serbian Orthodox) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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