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Krka National Park is one of Croatia’s most famous destinations, renowned for its seven stunning waterfalls, dramatic gorges and breathtaking scenery. Located in southern Croatia along the Krka river, over 850 species and subspecies of plants have been identified within the territory of the park – along with plenty of wonderful wildlife.

The park gives visitors an opportunity to marvel at magical waterfalls, dip into the cool waters, stroll around in the great outdoors, and spot bird, sea and amphibian life. It provides the perfect holiday adventure.

Culture and history

The Krka river area first became popular back in the 1960s, with the original initiative to recognise its outstanding beauty coming in 1971. However, it wasn’t declared an official national park until 1985, making it the seventh in the country.

Its reputation for beauty is something that people have been aware of for centuries, with monasteries being built in the area more than 500 years ago. Today, Krka National Park is the second busiest national park in Croatia, and its overwhelming popularity in recent years has led to the introduction of restrictions on the number of visitors allowed to enter.

Things to do

Krka National Park is packed full of things to keep visitors busy: from footpaths and sightseeing tours to boat trips, swimming spots and archeological remains – some of which date back to the Roman times.

The top attraction of the park is undoubtedly its magnificent waterfalls, including the famous Skradinski Buk, the lowest of the waterfalls formed along the Krka river. There’s a massive, clear pool here which is recognised as one of the most famous spots in Croatia.

You can also find the island of Visovac in the park, home to the Roman Catholic Visovac Monastery founded in 1445. A boat trip is a great way of seeing all that the park has to offer. And don’t forget to pack your swimming costume, as it’s possible to take a dip at certain locations within Krka National Park.

Health

As health information can change at any time, we’d advise you to consult your GP at least 12 weeks before departure.

Country-specific information and advice on possible health risks is also published by the National Travel Health Network and Centre, and The British Foreign and Commonwealth Travel Advice Unit provides important health and safety information for British nationals travelling abroad.