Taking a tour to the National Park Krka from Split is a great way to spend the day.
Before you book a tour be sure to check whether the ticket to the National Park Krka is included in the price of the tour – the ticket itself costs about 27€ - so some organizers don’t include it in the price in order to have a lower marketing price than the competition.
Croatia is a beautiful vacation destination which is getting more and more attractive by the year. But less known is the fact that is it one of the richest countries regarding clean water reserves. National parks like Krka and Plitvice lakes are now making a name for themselves as more people wish to see other nature wonders besides the well-known beaches and party towns. The town of Split, being one of the biggest touristic epicenters on-season and off-season, has more to offer than just its ancient palace and a long list of bars with tables in the hot sun. Because of its close vicinity to the National Park Krka, you can use it as a starting point for your trips to the surrounding area.
Krka is a mighty river whose flow is followed by lush vegetation, waterfalls, and lakes. To ensure a fairy-tale experience for all visitors, wooden paths and bridges were set up throughout the park's wilderness. These end with a picnic area by the amazing Skradinski Buk. Interestingly, this strong and majestic waterfall was the home of the first-ever build hydropower plant in Croatia and the second oldest in the world, after the one on Niagra falls. Today, it poses a challenge to those wanting to experience the adrenalin rush of jumping off its highest point.
The park is not that far, it takes about one hour to get there from Split so you will not spend a lot time in the bus. When you get to the park, there is not that much that you need to hear about it but the sights are incredible. As you are walking on the wooden pathways the river is going very fast just a meter under your feet and the sound of the waterfalls can be deafening. The whole park is just a marvel of nature and you will feel like you never want to leave. When you will be going away, there will be a moment when you will know that that is the last gaze that you are taking of the National Park Krka, and it will be hard to leave that place.
As the list of Croatian UNESCO heritage goes on, we have to mention another small coastal pearl which can be included to your tour- Šibenik. The St. James Cathedral, has been rising above the city waterfront since the 15th century leaving anyone who walks the steps from the promenade to it in awe, as the sun reflects off its white stones. We suggest you explore the historic center and perhaps do a wine tasting in one of the charming bars. A lot of the tours in offer also take you to Šibenik which is a very nice and historically rich city to visit which complements this nature tour so well.
Be warned, as National Park Krka is a very famous spot it can become a bit crowded, none-the-less it should not be skipped. For those not situated specifically in Split, starting points are flexible with tours from Trogir or Makarska on offer.
This is our number one tour from Split, and we like to say to all of our guests – if you have an extra day in Split – you should go to Krka – don’t miss it! We could go on about this tour option endlessly, but it is best that you take a day off your time and check it out for yourself. Rest assured that you will fall in love with everything you shall see, and Krka just might claim your heart forever.