Why you really need to visit Krka Waterfalls

The Krka Waterfalls are without a doubt one of the most spectacular natural sights to be seen in Croatia and can be found within the Krka National Park, a stunning natural area filled with lush flora.

The waterfalls are similar to those found in Plitvice Lakes National Park (also in Croatia) but there’s one key difference, you are allowed to swim in the waters under Krka falls, making it the perfect spot for cooling off when the summer sun is at its hottest. This means that the best time of year to visit the falls is of course during the summer months when average high temperatures get to around 30˚C. This will give you the perfect excuse to dive into the waters.

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The park was formed to protect the area around the Krka River and has become popular with locals and tourists alike, as well as those interested in scientific and educational studies. The two most popular waterfalls are at Skradinski Buk and Roshki Slap. Skradinski Buk features a large clear pool and the most impressive collection of seventeen waterfalls. Roshki Slap is the second most popular, with twelve cascading waterfalls leading the water back down into the river below.

If you’re not in the mood for getting wet, no problem, as the boat trips to the waterfalls will give you all the views you will need and provide easy access to different parts of the river. Boats offer an alternative way to enter the park, with entrance fee usually included in the tour price.

If you’ve never been, why not make Croatia your next holiday destination of choice by booking one of our cheap Croatia holidays. We recommend staying in the coastal city of Zadar, which boasts a wealth of attractions including the world’s best sunsets, and a selection of historic churches and Roman ruins. Split is also a great destination, as it’s home to a UNESCO World Heritage Site (Diocletian’s Palace) and much more.

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The Krka National Park is located to the north of the town of Sibenik, between Split and Zadar, so you won’t have to travel very far at all to reach the waterfalls. Prices to enter the park can range anywhere from 30 Kuna (£3.00 approx) to 110 Kuna (£11.00 approx) depending on the season and boat trips to the park are around 300 Kuna (£30.00 approx) however prices may vary.

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