Croatia is known for its natural beauty and rich history. We stay in Croatia for a total of 13 days and visited as many places as we could in such little time. We visited Plitvice Lakes National Park, Korcula, Dubrovnik, Split and of course Krka National Park.
Krka National Park is one of the most beautiful parks we have ever visited. It has many colorful pools with beautiful waterfalls and unbelievable landscapes. A really interesting fact is that the lakes, the waterfalls and the cave inside the national park are made of limestone and only grow 1 cm each year.
How to get to Krka National Park
You can either take a tour from Split or go by yourself. If you choose to go by yourself you will need to take a bus from Split to Šibenik and then another one from Sibenik to Skradin, which is the small town outside the park.
We chose to take a tour with Adriatic4you to visit Krka and of course the historic town of Sibenik. Dario, our tour guide, filled us with information of the places we drove by such as the city of Trogir and the Roman Aqueduct.
The Cathedral of St. James, Sibenik
Did you know that Sibenik was the first city with electric street lights in the world? Our guide gave us an amazing amount of information before we even arrived to the cathedral.
We learned so much about the Cathedral of St. James (a UNESCO world Heritage Site) and how unique it is. The whole church is made of limestone and uses no glue material between the bricks. It is also a mix between gothic and renaissance style, as it took so long to build, the region’s style changed!
The entry fee the The Cathedral of St. James is 20 kunas. They also provide coverings for women if they are wearing shorter skirts.
Visiting Krka National Park
The tour bus then took us to Krka National Park. Entry to the park is 110 kunas per person, but was included in our tour price.
You can either explore the park on your own or you can continue with the tour guide. If you choose to do it by yourself it can take you around 3 hours to go around the park making several stops to enjoy the view, go swimming, have a picnic lunch and take plenty of photos.
Going with the tour guide takes closer to four hours to explore the park. This is because there are frequent stops with information about the ecology and human use of the area.
Besides the iconic waterfalls of Krka National Park, there is a small ethnographic area. The power of the Krka River has long been serving to the benefit of the local populations. The mills at Krka show the complete mill process along with the processing of wool for weaving. You can also get a glimpse into history with an old kitchen, weaver’s loom, carriage room and stables.
We decided to go by ourselves as we planned to make too many stops for photography and video recording. We do however recommend to take the guide tour because not only is included in the tour but it is also a good way to learn more about the national park. We boarded the bus back to Split arriving just in time for dinner.
Krka Tour Information
Our tour with Adriatic4you included the entry fee to Krka National Park and The Cathedral of St. James. The amazing tour guide Dario is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic, happy to answer every question, including ones we did not even know to ask.
This tour to Krka is a beautiful day trip from Split. The entire tour tour took around 9.5 hours. We left Split at 8AM and arrived back in the city at 5:30PM. Tickets for the tour are 440 kuna per person, including the entry fee to Krka National Park and The Cathedral of St. James, an amazing tour guide and round trip bus transportation.
We highly recommend visiting the National Park when exploring Croatia!