Last update : 20/08/2023
Today we introduce you to one of Croatia’s jewels, Krka National Park. Located 15 minutes by car from Sibenik and 1 hour from Split, you can discover an incredible green area. If you love nature and waterfalls, you’ve come to the right place! It’s also a perfect place for hiking or leisure activities such as electric biking. It used to be possible to swim in the Krka River and its waterfalls, but it’s now forbidden – too bad! Still, it’s the second most visited park in Croatia, and you’ll soon see why we recommend it in our travel blog. A word of advice for those of you who can’t pronounce the name of this park (we couldn’t 😂), pronounce it “Keurka”.
In this article, we give you all our tips on how to get to the park, which entrance to choose, which walking route to prioritize, entrance prices and our must-sees at Krka National Park!
Visiting Krka National Park in Croatia, practical information
How to get to Krka National Park
We chose to drive to Krka National Park and access it via the Lozovac entrance. We parked at the free parking lot where you can buy your park entrance tickets and hop on a bus to explore the park. Internal bus services are included in the price of your entrance tickets and drop you off at the various stops served, including the Skradinski Buk waterfalls. If you don’t have much time to discover Krka, we recommend this itinerary.
It’s perfectly possible to get to Krka National Park by bus. It’s the most economical solution if you don’t have a car on site. There are several daily bus routes, depending on your departure town. Allow 30 minutes and €3 from Sibenik, 1h20 and €10 from Split.
There are boat trips that will take you directly to the famous waterfalls named Skradisnksi Buk. Several departures are possible from Sibenik, Split or Dubrovnik. A nice option if you don’t have a car and/or don’t want to take the bus.
Krka National Park, prices and length of visit
Be aware that the price varies greatly depending on several parameters: the season and your arrival time. For example, we visited the park in low season and after 4pm and paid €15 euros per person. If you go in the middle of high season, you can pay almost 200 kuna or 27 euros per person.
Here’s an estimate of the rates we were able to observe, but remember to check out the official park website ahead of your visit!
- High season (June – September): €27 per adult and €16 per child
- Mid season (April / May / October): €15 per adult and €11 per child
- Low season (November – March): €4 per adult and €3 per child
We advise you to allow at least a full day to get the most out of the park. If you want to avoid the crowds (especially in summer), come early enough in the morning to enter the park as soon as it opens.
What to do in Krka National Park? Must-sees
The Skradinski Buk waterfall walk
Once you’ve stepped off the official park bus, you can begin your walk to the famous waterfalls. Allow around 1h-1h30 for the walk, passing by small wooden pontoons and breathtaking viewpoints. We really enjoyed this walk, which ends at the famous Skradinski Buk viewpoint. These falls are even more impressive in person than in photos. After all, there are 17 cascades over an 85-meter drop!
On your way, you’ll find a hydroelectric power station that gave the town of Sibenik electric light in 1895, a highly innovative invention that enabled Sibenik to have light before major European cities like Rome or London. You’ll also come across a grain mill and a souvenir store, which is fun if you’ve got kids, but honestly the most interesting thing is the falls and the walk!
The island of Visovac
This place makes us think of the islands of Montenegro’s Bay of Kotor ! Right in the heart of the Krka River, this small island has been taken over by a monastery. For a closer look, you can take a boat around the island. We’ll make a note of it for our next visit to Croatia!
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The impressive Manojlovac Slap waterfall
This waterfall is a must-see when you come to Krka National Park, we didn’t get the chance but we’ll be back! It’s the highest in the park, with a 60-metre drop, no less!
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Visiting Krka National Park by bike
We’ve had the opportunity to try out Dean’s guided electric bike tours in Sibenik, but we know that he also offers a tour of Krka National Park. A great way to discover this exceptional park. If you’d like to find out more, go to his page for full details: BlueGreen / Bike tours and rental
Krka National Park, where to sleep?
The town of Sibenik
The pretty Croatian town of Sibenik is just a 15-minute drive from Krka Park. We strongly recommend a visit and a good night’s sleep. Sibenik is full of charm and well worth a visit! We’ve prepared a complete guide to Sibenik, so don’t hesitate to take a look before you decide!View hotel in Sibenik
Thank you for reading
We hope that the tips and good addresses on our travel blog will help you discover Croatia’s Krka National Park!
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Clem & Alex