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Address: Island of Visovac | Krka National Park, Sibenik, Croatia
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Visovac is a little island owned by the Catholic Church, situated in the...

Visovac is a little island owned by the Catholic Church, situated in the area of the lower flow of the river Krka between two waterfalls in Krka National Park - the Roski waterfall and Skradinski buk. Prior to human habitation of the island, it was only a "White rock" in the middle of the lake. It got today's shape thanks to the work of the priests that brought the land to the shallow water and separated it from the water with a wall, so the island with its vegetation became a "little paradise".

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Beautiful place with history

We went there on our way to Roski Slap, the place seems to be very interesting and has a great story to tell but it's simply impossible to learn everything during 1/2 hour... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2015
JusiaG
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Balbriggan, Ireland

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Balbriggan, Ireland
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We went there on our way to Roski Slap, the place seems to be very interesting and has a great story to tell but it's simply impossible to learn everything during 1/2 hour stay. Would love to spend there more time!

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Preston
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

very interesting island and the reps are full of lots of interesting information. Took some beautiful pictures and the monestry really was a place. Some very interesting items to look at in the museum.

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Thank louandsam
London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

We had a very short visit as part of a boat trip from Kirk National Park. Tiny island with a monastery and a fascinating history. We later visited a monastery in nearby Sibenik associated with the history of Visovac. The trip to the island is also worthwhile.

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Thank WomblesofIslington
Malta
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81 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The ride up the river on an old boat was worth the while even if there was not the island to see. The only pity is that the time allowed on the island is limited to 30 minutes - it is so peaceful you keep believing that this is a film set! Stunning - very good guide who does wonders... More 

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Thank Nash29London
Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The Visovac Monastery is located closer to the city of Drnis than Sibenik and there are two ways of getting there, one by car and waiting for a monk to see you on the other end or by the Krka National Park boat that operates between Skradin and Roski Slap (the boats stops on Visovac for a short sightseeing tour... More 

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1 Thank Zeljko1967
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36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 via mobile

We visited the monastery as part of a boat tour from Skrasinski buk to Roski Slap. The island is very small, and quite beautiful. The approach to the island from the boat was very scenic, and the flowering trees and weeping willows made the place look very peaceful - an ideal place to contemplate life's mysteries. It was interesting to... More 

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Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The adventure starts with yelling from the shore to get attention from the priests and novices that reside in the convent on the island. They arrive, pick you up and bring you to the island. There is a church to see and also the museum with old bibles, church books and the collection of weaponry.

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2 Thank Sarita B
Essex England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Imagine getting posted to this island for a year as one of the Franciscan monks. If you are into gardening you could tend a small plot of land among the wandering peacocks. But the tourists descend quite regularly on boats from Krka. But they are only there for a short while - and then - peace again! Daniel was our... More 

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1 Thank RangerRoger
Sibenik, Croatia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Beautiful small island with a monastery and museum, surrounded with amazing garden. But the thing is that you have 30 minutes to see everything and you'll need some time by boat just to reach the island.

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1 Thank _T-B_2014
Sibenik, Croatia
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Monastery which is located on the Krka river, where the Franciscan order and beauty of glorious nature made the perfect combination of mysticism, spirituality, God's presence and the beauty of nature in one place.

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