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Krka National park

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Fauna and flora

Entrance and itinerary

Hydroelectric power plant

Map of the park

Opening hours

Price of the entrance

Island of Visovac

Roški slap waterfall

Accommodation and hotel

 

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Krka National Park is a marvel of nature.

It is made of beautiful waterfalls surrounded by lush nature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Krka National park is situated only 10 km from the center of Šibenik.

The park Krka consists of waterfalls that were created by the limestome sediments contained in the water and were deposited in a limestone barrier known as tufa or travertine along the Krka river.

 

Fauna and flora

The flora around the river Krka consists of 860 plant species.

The fauna of the park consists of 20 species of fishes, 22 species of reptiles, 211 species of birds, 46 species of mammals and more. Let’s mention some animals present in the park: the brown trout, the otter, the golden eagle or the olm called ‘human fish’ that lives in the underground water of the park.

 

Entrance and itinerary

The park has two main entrances: one in Lozovac, the other one in Skradin.

Lozovac is located between the city of Šibenik and the entrance to the highway Zagreb-Split. From
April to October you will have to park your car when you arrive in Lozovac and take the bus of the park that will take you to the waterfalls.
The rest of the year you should be able to go to the waterfalls with your own vehicle.
If you prefer you can also park your car in the parking in Lozovac and walk down 800 meters to the waterfalls, that’s about 10 minutes walk.

 

The town of Skradin is located 20 km from Šibenik. Once in Skradin you can take the boat to the park that will take you to the waterfalls. If you do not wish to take the boat or if you visit the park in winter you can reach the waterfalls by foot taking the 3 km path along the river Krka

Once in the park, follow the path that will take you around the waterfalls and the wooden footbridges that pass on the water. There is only one itinerary. It will take you 1 hour to go around the waterfalls, including the time to take pictures.

If you arrive from Skradin you will start the visit with the great waterfall ‘Skradisnki buk‘ where you can have a swim. If you arrive from Lozovac you will finish the visit at this waterfall.

 

Once you have gone all around the waterfalls you can visit a small typical Dalmatian village with stone houses that is situated between the entrances of Skradin and Lozovac. You will discover there a water mill, a typical house with objects of the region as well as a souvenir shop that sells gifts and postcards.

You will also find a restaurant there.

 

Hydroelectric power plant

Krka Hydroelectric power plant was built and turned on in 1895, just two days after the first hydroelectric power plant in the world, created by Nikola Tesla at the Niagara Falls!

Thanks to the Mayor of Šibenik Ante Šupuk and the engineer Vjekoslav Meischner, Šibenik received electric lighting before many European cities such as Vienna, Budapest, Rome, London and many others. Ten years later Ante Šupuk built a second hydroelectric power plant called Jaruga, just a hundred meters downstream of the first one. Some turbines were added in 1936, the factory is still working today.

The first hydroelectric power plant of Krka is now being renovated in order to be presented to the visitors of Krka national park.

 

Map of the park

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Click on the picture above to view the map of Krka National Park in English

 

Opening hours

July and August: 8 am – 7 pm

June and September: 9 am – 6 pm

April-May and October: 9 am – 5 pm

January-March and November-December: 9 am – 4 pm

 

Price of the entrance

You will find the prices of the entrance to Krka Natioanl park at National Park Krka website.

 

Island of Visovac

During your visit to Krka National Park you can make a boat trip to the island of Visovac.

It is an islet with a Franciscan monastery from the 15th century. Monks still live there. You can as well  visit its museum that has a rich library with several historical manuscripts and rare books.

Take the boat from Lozovac entrance. It will take you 2 hours for the tour including 45 mn to reach the island, 30 minutes of free time on the island, and 45 mn to come back.

More information at National Park Krka website.

 

Roški Slap waterfall

Once in the national park you can book an excursion to go to the Roški slap waterfall. This visit takes 3h30: 1h00 to go to the waterfall, a 30 minutes break on the Visovac island, 1h00 at the waterfall and 1h00 to come back.

More information at National Park Krka website.

 

Accommodation and hotel

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Private accommodation in Krka

Book an apartment, a house or just a room in the vicinity of the national park.

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Book a hotel in Krka

Great choice of hotels around the national park.

 

Post by: Delphine Pavlak

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