Visiting Makarska, beautiful tourist destination at the foot of the Biokovo Mountain and right next to the crystal clear Adriatic sea. Although it is amazing just being there and strolling down the narrow stone-paved streets and palm-fringed promenade, you should definitely consider about taking a day off and escape the city to the nature. Approximately two hour drive separates you from the second most visited national park in Croatia.
National Park Krka was named by the Krka River that it encloses in its territory. Since 1985 it was proclaimed a national park and thus becoming seventh area of such kind in Croatia. Krka is largely unchanged region of exceptional natural beauty and value. The Krka area is well-known for its rich and various flora and fauna. Embracing in its area around eight hundred species and subspecies of plants, including several endemic ones, as well as various species of endemic fish, the great number of birds and bats, Krka National Park is a perfect place for nature lovers. But, going there during spring and summer you should beware of bees and wasps since Krka area has the second highest density of lavender in Europe.
Among the most marvellous sights in the Park we can single out Skradinski Buk - the largest limestone barrier in Europe under which cascades you can swim during the summer days, as well as Roški slap - a beautiful waterfall interesting for its small cascading falls called Ogrlica or The Necklace. The tour around Krka wouldn’t be complete without seeing a breathtaking panorama of Visovac Island!
On your way from Makarska to Krka National Park you should drive partly along Adriatic coast and partially passing through Dalmatian hinterland thus being able to see some of the most beautiful cities and towns in Dalmatia such as Trogir or Šibenik – known for the magnificent St. James’s Cathedral which is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. So don’t miss your chance to get to know better the historical and natural beauties of Dalmatia and enjoy your day in nature under Skradinski Buk waterfall.