Villas near Krka National Park
Book one of My Luxoria luxury villas with a private pool and explore the beauties of the Krka National Park, a natural jewel in Croatia. Make your holiday remembered by combining sightseeing, leisure, and recreation within Krka National Park.
Krka National Park is an area of exceptional natural value and a preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystem.
The purpose of the park is primarily to serve science, culture, education, and recreation, while tourism activities have also been introduced for its visitors.
Krka National Park is located in Šibenik-Knin County and covers a total area of 109 km² of Krka River, and the lower course of the Čikola River. It was declared a national park in 1985.
There are 7 amazing travertine waterfalls (Skradinski buk, Roški, Miljacka, Rošnjak, Manojlovac, Brljan, Bilušića buk) and its beauty represents a natural karst phenomenon.
All 7 waterfalls are composed of travertine barriers, islands, and lakes.
The longest and the most famous waterfall is called Skradinski buk, which is formed like a series of terraces and is among the most famous Croatian natural beauties.
Skradinski buk waterfall is accessible by bus or on foot from Lozovac entrance, or by boat from the small and charming town of Skradin.
Once you arrive at Skradinski buk, there is a footpath consisting of small bridges all around the waterfalls. On your way around the waterfall, you will also see the small etno-village with old water mills that were used before but are also working today. Several mills are turned into souvenir shops or exhibition areas.
Once you visit Skradinski buk, you can take a boat tour from Skradinski buk waterfall to Island Visovac and Roški waterfall. These places, together with other waterfalls, can also be visited by car.
Krka National Park is open 365 days a year and it’s possible to visit all the waterfalls all year round.
FUN FACT: The Krka falls are so strong they powered the world’s second-oldest hydroelectric plant, Jaruga.This hydroelectric plant was built according to Nikola Tesla's patents but was put into operation only two days after the world's first hydroelectric power plant at Niagara Falls. But, Šibenik was the first city in the world to receive public lighting on alternate current, which was coming from Jaruga hydroelectric plant!
There are 5 official entrances to Krka National Park: Skradin, Lozovac, Roški Slap/Laškovica, Burnum/Puljane, Kistanje/Krka monastery
How to visit Krka national park?
Drive – the best way to get to Krka National Park is by car. Some parts of the park are only accessible by road, and so without a car, you’ll have to miss out on certain spots – such as the impressive Manojlovac waterfall.
Organized tour by bus – one of the most popular ways to visit Krka National Park is on a tour, with one of many tourist agencies offering these tours.
By bus – if you didn’t rent a car, it’s also possible to visit Krka National Park by bus. To reach Krka you’ll need to catch a bus to Skradin
Best time to visit Krka National Park:
Most guests visit Krka National Park during the summer months. As the park gets packed during July and August, the best time to visit Krka is definitely in May/June and September/October. The park will be less crowded, and you won't have to pay the increased entrance cost paid during peak season. It is also amazing to visit it during the winter months. These months see more rain, which means the falls throughout the park will be more powerful than during the warmer summer months.
What to visit in Krka National Park? The park's primary attractions are breathtaking waterfalls.
- Skrandinski Buk is widely regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful waterfalls, spanning 400 meters in length and 100 meters in width and featuring 17 waterfalls that reach heights of 47.7 meters. Skrandinski Buk is regarded as one of Europe's most beautiful Calcium Carbonate waterfalls.
- Roški Slap is the park's second most popular attraction in terms of the number of tourists, and it is surrounded by beautiful walking and hiking paths. There are twelve waterfalls, the greatest of which is a little over 22 meters tall and 60 meters wide.
- The hidden gem of this area is definitely Visovac Island, located between the Roški waterfall and Skradin buk waterfall in the Visovac lake. There is a Franciscan monastery on the island that was established in the 14th century by Augustinian monks. Did you know that on Visovac, there is the world's smallest book, which has ‘The Lord’s prayer’ in 7 languages? It measures 3.5 × 3.5 millimeters in size.
- Another location in the Park is definitely the orthodox Monastery Krka of Arhanđelovac.
- If you love Roman architecture and find it fascinating, Krka National Park has even more interesting stories to tell! The Burnum Amphitheater and military camp, both of which have architectural ruins, will give you a taste of Roman life in the area.
- The Burnum amphitheater is close to Manojlovac waterfall, which is also the highest waterfall in the park! The total height is 59.6 meters. Manojlovac waterfall is known for being visited on April 17th, 1875 by the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, Empress Elizabeth, in the history known as Sisi.
Reasons why you should visit Krka National Park:
A small distance from larger Dalmatian cities
Perfect for visits through all seasons
Diversity of things to see and do
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FAQ about Villas near Krka National Park
Is Krka National Park worth visiting?
National Park Krka is definitely a must-see destination in Croatia. The waterfalls are stunning, and you can spend an entire day in the park. It gets crowded in the peak season, but is still worthy of a visit!
Can you still swim at Krka National Park?
In the Krka National Park, visitors are allowed to swim in specially marked and designated places
How much time do you need at Krka National Park?
One day trip is more than enough to visit Krka National Park. A typical visit to the park usually last about 8 hours, including the lunch breaks.
How many waterfalls are in Krka National Park?
There are 7 major waterfalls in the Krka National Park, named Bilušića buk, Brljanski slap, Manojlovac, Rošnjak, Miljacka, Roški slap and Skradinski buk.
Can you walk around Krka National Park?
Yes, there are walking trails all over the park, so you can freely enjoy the beauty of the Krka river and its waterfalls.
How big is Krka National Park?
Krka National Park covers an area of 109 km², making it one of the larger national parks in Croatia.
Where are the Krka Waterfalls located?
Krka Waterfalls are located within Krka National Park, which is situated in the Lozovac village, a dozen kilometers away from Sibenik.
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