National Park Krka waterfalls
Krka National Park lies within Šibenik-Knin County, and covers a total area of 109 km² of the loveliest sections of the Krka River, and the lower course of the Čikola River.
The national park is a vast and primarily unaltered area of exceptional natural value, including one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. The purpose of the park is primarily to serve science, culture, education and recreation, while tourism activities have also been introduced for its visitors.
Including the submerged part of the river at the mouth, the Krka River is 72.5 km long, making it the 22nd longest river in Croatia. It springs in the foothills of the Dinara mountain range, 2.5 km northeast of Knin. With its seven waterfalls and a total drop in altitude of 242 m, the Krka is a natural and karst phenomenon. The travertine waterfalls of the Krka River are the fundamental phenomenon of this river.
Contents of National park Krka
– The Skradinski buk waterfall, the longest waterfall on the Krka River, is one of the best known natural beauties of Croatia.
– Visovac Island is among Croatia’s most valuable natural and cultural values. The Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy and the Church of Our Lady of Visovac have stood here since 1445. The complex, together with the beautiful landscape of Visovac.
-Oziđana pećina, a locality within the framework of the educational walking trail Stinice – Roški slap – Oziđana pećina, is a site of exceptional natural, cultural and historical significance.
– Hiking trials One of Croatia’s loveliest hiking trials fitted with educational panels providing detailed information about the plant and animal species specific to Krka National Park, geological phenomena and cultural and historical localities situated along the trail.
– Roški slap is also called the ‘vast waterfall’, and is made up of a 22.5 m high main waterfall and countless backwaters, cascades and travertine islands.
– The Krka Monastery (Holy Archangel), the spiritual centre of the Orthodox faith, stands 3.5 kilometres east of Kistanje, in a bay on the Krka River. Erected on the foundations of an earlier Eremite monastery, it was first mentioned in the written records
– Manojlovac slap waterfall Just several hundred metres from the Burnum archaeological locality, the Manojlovac slap waterfall is found along the road Knin – Kistanje. –
–Bilušića buk The first in the series of seven waterfalls on the Krka River is the exciting Bilušića buk, found in the canyon just 9 km downstream of Knin.
– Roman military camp Burnum Hidden in the heart of the Dalmatinska Zagora region, deep in the rocks and karst and overgrowth with macchia brush, stands a gem of ancient history: the Roman military camp Burnum.
–The walking trails of Krka National Park and the stunning viewpoints are the best way to see the landscape and wealth of flora and fauna of the aquatic and terrestrial habitats, and to get a true experience of nature that encompasses all the senses.
– Ethno Presentation Visitors to Krka National Park can view the restored ethnological monuments, to become better acquainted with the customs of this region.
– Souvenir Shop If you want to keep your pleasant memories of Krka National Park, visit the souvenir shop and pick out the souvenir of your choice.