The charming Krka National Park is named after the Krka river. The Krka river is around 46 miles long and the National Park covers the area of around two thirds of the river. This is one of eight national parks in Croatia and second most visited, after the Plitvice National Park. The Krka NP is located in the Dalmatian inland, in the vicinity of Šibenik.

Apart from the tourism activities that have been included in the park, the Park’s scope is also to serve education, culture and recreation for children and adults. Visitors of the Park can admire its seven waterfalls and the natural phenomenon of the whole area. There are two most famous waterfalls. They are named Skradinski Buk, which is one of the most notorious Croatian waterfall, and Roški slap, a magical waterfall located on a small island of Visovac which is accessible by boat. The island of Visovac is beautifully set in the middle of the same-called lake. In addition to its natural phenomenon, the Krka National Park also consists of cultural and historical monuments such as the Krka Orthodox monastery, which is located above the river of Krka, and Franciscan monastery, also located on the small island of Visovac. While visiting the Orthodox monastery, one can also visit the old mills which have been transformed into an ethnographic museum. In the museum you can get to know the history of the mill and the tradition of making the flour, whereas in the Franciscan monastery you can visit the gallery and the church itself and learn about its origins. As much important as the flora in the Park is the fauna. It is determined that eighteen species of fish inhabit the Krka River and two hundred twenty two species of birds live in this area.

There are also numerous bats that live there (around eighteen species) and otters. If staying in Dalmatia or just passing by, the visit to the Park should definitely be on your to-do you list. Hint: bring your swimsuit. There are few locations you can swim in.