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).
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.
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
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
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