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A few years ago, while surfing online, I came across someone´s bucket list. It surely inspired me to create my own bucket list. The bucket list is a list of all the goals you want to achieve, dreams you want to fulfil, and life experiences you wish to experience before you die. Since I decided to become a world traveller, I have travelled to over 30 countries and also knocked some adventures off my bucket list.

Krka National Park Croatia travel guide

How to Get to Krka National Park from Split


One of the adventures was to visit Croatia, one of the Mediterranean fantasies, a beautiful country full of pristine nature. During the research what to see in a short period of time, I had seen photos of Plitvice Lakes and Krka waterfalls National park on Google. Truly, one of the most natural wonders I saw. Who can pass the most stunning Croatia´s attraction? A memorable way to spend one fine day. I decided for remarkable Krka waterfalls!

First of all, the easiest way is to book this Krka Waterfalls from Split tour. Especially if you come to Croatia without a car and without no worries for any kind of arranged transportation. The tour that I have booked with my friends is fantastic and well organized. Our tour started at 10:00 am. Not too early. We had enough time for coffee and breakfast.

The beauty of the national park and the waterfalls are breathtaking. Luckily, we took this tour in May so we avoid overcrowding, what is a common thing during the peak of the season in July and August.

One Day in Krka National Park


After the driver and tour escort dropped off us at the entrance of Park, we took a long boardwalk path which eventually led us to the swimming area of the main falls. The path is fantastic. The entire walkway has wooden slats or is paved so the walk is relatively easy and you get a good view of the falls.

The full round along the laid out route takes more than an hour. The waterfalls are outstanding. The colour of the waterfalls seems to change with variations of aquamarine and also partly influenced by the angle of the sun and occasional stray cloud.

The hydroelectric plant at Krka began operations in 1895 just two days after commissioning of the plant at Niagara Falls. We had time to observe, think, and enjoy the scenery of nature.

Majestic Waterfalls in Krka National Park


Who could desire more? Nature, the whisper of the wind, birds were singing, lovely! This is a remarkable National Park, compact and something you can do just in a few hours. The water is cool, refreshing and very clean. The National Park can be very hot in places so don’t forget to bring sunscreen and water.

Definitely a place to visit for anyone who comes to Croatia and wants to spend a perfect day in pristine nature and swim beneath majestic waterfalls!

Traditional Dining Options and Restaurants in Krka


One of the perks of taking this great tour is a chance to have lunch in one of the numerous traditional restaurants locals call konobe. Cheese, wine, prosciutto, olives and olive oil, fish and lamb – Mediterranean finest products harvested from local farms.

We agreed with our tour guide to make a stop at one of those on our way back from the tour near the town of Split. We had an amazing dinner before getting back to the town.

Wonderful Places to Visit near Krka


Besides having a wonderful experience at Krka Waterfalls, those who want to do some extra sightseeing have a lot to choose from. Same tour operator offers extended tours that include visits to the UNESCO protected historic Trogir, a charming town famous for its architecture.

Close to both Trogir and Krka is the Mediterranean pearl of Šibenik, ancient town with marvelous culture and history. But also, there is the option of swimming and snorkeling at the crystal clear Adriatic sea, at the Blue Lagoon, not far from the town of Split. All of that can fit in one amazing day that can make your vacation memorable for life.

In conclusion, I want to emphasize that Krka Waterfalls tour from Split is definitely something worth experiencing for anyone who comes to Croatia and wants to spend a perfect day in pristine nature, explore what Krka has to offer and swim beneath majestic waterfalls!

Other Places to Visit in Croatia


Are you thinking of traveling to Croatia? You can visit Istria, Zagreb or even travel by car or train to Slovenia and learn more about this wonderful part of Europe. These are some of the places to visit in Croatia. Move to any of the islands such as the Hvar island or the Korcula island. Discover the Euphrasian Basilica of Porec, declared a World Heritage Site. You cannot miss the old town and its coastal and relaxed atmosphere.

Travel to the past in the Roman ruins of Pula. Zagreb, the capital is quite far from the coast and most tourist areas but is one of the must-see trips to Croatia to know its history, enjoy nature or discover the nightlife.

Dubrovnik with its cobbled streets and orange roofs facing a turquoise sea makes it one of the favorite destinations. Enjoy a local red wine in the shade of its walls or on a terrace. Brac is one of the hundreds of islands that flood the Baltic Sea and during a trip to Croatia is an ideal place to rest and get away from tourists from the most visited areas.

Korcula, the sixth largest island on the Adriatic can be accessed from the Peljesac peninsula or from Split, Dubrovnik or Hvar. It is an ideal destination to spend a few days of vacation in Croatia. Vela Przina has one of the few sandy beaches on the island and in general of Croatia, a country where pebble beaches abound. In summer it is crowded, but in the low season it is a joy.

Korcula is like a fairytale city where you can wander aimlessly, where you can sit down and drink wine in a wine bar decorated with taste or enjoy a dinner while watching the sunset. Also in the square of the cathedral is the Abbey Palace now converted into the Riznica Museum (for those who want to see icons and Dalmatian painting) and just opposite the Gabriellis Palace, home of the Museum of the City.

Another place to consider is what is supposed to be the house where Marco Polo was born. Little remains of that house, just the walls and a nice Gothic window next to a tower that has little inside but to enter it you have to pay. In the city there is also the Marco Polo Museum, a very popular place especially for families with children.

Split is a city in Croatia that mixes the historic center with modernity. One of the best plans is to walk along the promenade and have a drink in the tranquility, and if you want something more cultural you should visit some of its museums and Diocletian's Palace.

Visit the Plitvice Lakes and admire the beautiful color of its waters. The bad thing is that you cannot bathe. If you want to take a dip, you should visit the Krka Natural Park.

Insider Tip: The Vis island is 12 miles from the Hvar island. To travel from the city of Vis to Komiza, the other city of the islet use a bus that connects both sites. From Komiza to the sea, located on the Bisevo island, go by boat to Blue Grotto or Blue Cave, a light and water show. The sun reflects in the sea creating flashes that enter the cave, acquiring silver and mauve tones. In the excursions is also visited Green Cave or Zelena Spilja.

Enjoy the nightlife of Croatia, in its many pubs, discos or annual festivals. To enter the country you will need your passport and visa.
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14 comments:

  1. Oh my I can see why this would make you want to travel. Those waterfalls in the National Park are stunning. I could stand and watch that for ages!

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  2. I've never been to Croatia before but i keep on hearing from my brother who's been a few times how gorgeous this country is. Soon i hope.

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  3. This is so beautiful. Random story about Croatia. I visited Ellis Island last year for the first time and did my family research. I discovered I was actually Croatian NOT Slovanian as I always though. I had no idea it was this stunning until you shared this.

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  4. I have a bucket list and might need to add Krka to it! This seems like a wonderful place.

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  5. My ex-boss is from Croatia and she has told me some story about her birthplace. Recently I have friends who visited Croatia and share on Facebook. What a beautiful country and you have provided a useful tons of information.

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  6. wow! looks like a must visit! i would so travel there and enjoy it the fullest!

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  7. It SOUNDS and looks like a fairytale city. I would LOVE to go sometime. That cave sounds amazing.

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  8. Croatia is such a beautiful country! The Krka National Park definitely looks like a must visit.

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  9. I'm always so intrigued and impressed by the gorgeous views around our world! What a beautiful place to visit!

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  10. This is truly a wonderful work of nature, Croatia really has lots to offer for us traveler. This is definitely a place we must include in our bucket list.

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  11. that would be so helpful to plan a great trip to Toronto. Loving the pictures so much.

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  12. From the picture I would never have guessed this was in Croatia - you have made me want to visit now

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  13. i've always thought Croatia to be a great place to explore and travel to. this is on my bucket list

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  14. Wow - this looks like a beautiful park to visit! I would love to check this out someday.

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