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Address: Island of Visovac | Krka National Park, Sibenik, Croatia
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Description: 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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Delightful monastery garden

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 30, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

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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Malta
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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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Zagreb, Croatia
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

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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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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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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Sibenik, Croatia
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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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Sibenik, Croatia
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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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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

it is not so big garden, but for sure worth a visit there is a terrace where you can eat or drink something it is some stairs to get there, but very much worth a visit

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Sydney
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The monastery is beautiful, with a exquisite church, museum and grounds, replete with peacocks, vegetable garden and orchard. We took the boat to the monastery from Krka National Park. You have to see everything in 30 minutes. C'est impossible! Frustrating.

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