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11 February 19

The ultimate day trip from Split to Krka Waterfalls

Krka Waterfalls and National Park are an instagrammer's playground

Team Horizon | Daytripping Dalmatia , Experience Croatia , Photography Hotspots

So you’ve just arrived in Split and have a few days to explore before embarking on your eight day Go South sail to Dubrovnik with Horizon Sail. You’ve wandered around the ancient streets of the Old Town, sampled the mouthwatering local wine and food, admired the sunset from atop Marjan Hill, but are looking for a taste of nature and a true photographer’s playground. Why not go chasing waterfalls?

The Krka River

Nestled one and a half hour’s drive north of Split is the Krka National Park! Home to a series of seven majestic waterfalls which form part of the 73km long Krka River, it is undoubtedly the star of the show. The river snakes its way through canyons, broadens at various points into lakes and is connected via a series of cascades and falls before flowing into the Adriatic near the pretty coastal town of Šibenik.

Krka River flowing in to the Adriatic Sea

Krka River flowing in to the Adriatic Sea

Enjoying the national park

Krka National Park is Croatia’s second most visited National Park with close to 700,000 visitors every year. We would suggest heading there as early as possible to avoid these numbers! Once you arrive take a stroll along the boardwalk where you can appreciate the various shades of emerald and turquoise and the crystal-clear clarity of the water. Stop to gaze at some 27 different fish species darting their way upstream and admire over 1,000 species of flora which grace the park with their presence and call this place home. This boardwalk finishes at a waterfall named Sradinski Buk which will be your swim spot for the day. It is a good idea to pack a picnic for the day however there are a limited number of stalls which offer ice-cream, crepes, sandwiches and beverages as well as one restaurant.

Krka Waterfalls as seen from above

Krka Waterfalls as seen from above

Krka is not only for nature lovers though; it is home to Roman ruins, historic watermills and two monasteries, one which is built over ancient catacombs! All in all Krka has something to offer everyone! Admission varies depending on the time of year and updated price lists can be found on the park’s website.

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