Krka is one of the biggest rivers in Croatia’s Dalmatia region. It is approximately 73 kilometers long and was known in ancient Greek as Kyrikos, while Romans would call it Titius. Even though it has a massive history that we might cover in another article, this one will focus on everything you need to know about the national park of Krka.
Apart from being located along the Krka river and harboring at least some region of it, there are a lot of interesting facts about the National Park of Krka or Titius that make it a popular destination for tourists. If you are on a luxurious cruising experience, don’t forget to take a private charter to this location. You won’t regret it, we promise.
The National Park Krka is located exactly where you would find the river of Krka on maps. In fact, if you do boat your way through the river, you would definitely find parts of the national park.
The project for turning the region into a national park began in 1971, but it wasn’t until 1985 that the location became known as the National Park of Krka. You can swim in this park!
If you are a good swimmer and want to take a skinny dip in one of the most beautiful rivers all around the globe, you are legally allowed to frolic in the river’s waters at any time. Of course, there are risks involved but because this is a tourist spot, it is better to hire a lifeguard that can help you in case you run into any trouble.
There is one limit though: to ensure that the waters are kept clean and there is no over-flowing of people dropping into the river, only 10,000 people are allowed to skinny dip at a time.
It has 7 waterfalls
Some people might find waterfalls scary, but we – like many other travelers – find them fascinating. If you visit the location, the first thing the national park employees will tell you is that the park all about the 7 waterfalls, and then everything else.
It is also the 7th park in the region
Oddly enough, national park Krka is also the 7th park in the region of Croatia. Of course, this all depends on where you are coming from – whether through a fancy private charter or through one of those boring airplanes.
A little information for your trivia trip, the national park is home to about 18 different types of fish and 222 different types of birds! Safe to say, if you are a bird-person, this is heaven on Earth for you. If you are allergic to lavender, do stay away from this location because it has the second-highest lavender concentration in all of Europe.
If you are visiting National Park Krka, here are some locations that you should absolutely not miss, no matter what happens:
The national park is so big that there are 5 different entrances for this location. These entrances also function as exit gates, though we’re not sure why you would want to leave this area of bliss in the first place.
The most common entrances are at Skradinski Buk and Roski Slap so you may want to stay away from these entrances during the holiday season. If you are coming through a car, the entrance is through Lozovac, which costs about 20 euros during the holiday season and considerably lower when it is not. But hey, it does have free parking! If you are coming through a private charter like if you are doing luxury cruising for your sailing holidays, you might be able to get in for free – though we don’t have much information to conclude properly.
The waterfalls are the main attraction of this location. There are 7 waterfalls and all of them are majestic enough that you will want to check all of them out.
The caves & pits
There are about a hundred caves and pits in the region of Krka, about 40 of which are in the national park itself. Though we couldn’t find the time to go into any of these caves, we recommend that you book a 7-day tour and actually go full in. Some of the most popular caves are the Milijacka cave spring, the Torak lake pit, Jazika, Milijacka cave part 2 and everything else that your tour guide will tell you.
You are allowed to wander in these caves, but we wouldn’t really recommend doing so if you are scared of damp areas. You might find that there are signs of early human civilization in some of these caves – which is truly interesting to find.
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From Instagrammable pictures to serene locations that incite this love for Mother Nature, you have to visit it before deciding which is the best location for you.
Visiting the national park of Krka is definitely something that everyone should try at least once in their lives.
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