Krka National Park
Krka National Park
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Host to a wide range of wildlife, this nature reserve along the lower Krka River is known for its pristine waterfalls. Hop on a 25-minute ferry ride from the entrance to reach the Skradinski buk waterfall—the park’s main attraction. You won’t get to swim at this waterfall, but you can join a boat tour to the Roski Slap falls afterward and have a refreshing dip in the crystal clear pools. Don’t miss the quiet hiking trails within the park too. Krka National Park is about 55 miles from Split, making it a fantastic day trip when visiting southern Croatia. – Tripadvisor
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  • Phil R
    Gillingham, United Kingdom106 contributions
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    Visit Plitvice instead! Not value for money
    Visit Plitvice National Park instead. You will see better waterfalls and get more value for money. Everything is overpriced in comparison and you have to pay to use the toilets. Real shame but Plitvice with its 2 hours drive offers so much more.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 26, 2023
  • TrewinDorset
    295 contributions
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    Great scenery, a good day out - but not cheap
    Special thanks to Tihana in the park's info team. I emailed their "Contact Us" a day or 2 ahead of our visit with some questions and she was really speedy & helpful in her responses, really impressive. Krka is not cheap and (in my opinion) not as stunning as Plitvice for the same basic high season price, 40 euros per person. Unlike Plitvice Krka charges extra for boat excursions (the basic boat transport from the entrance to Skradinski is included in the entry price) and (more bizarrely!) the toilets. The 1hr 40 boat excursion from Skradinski to Visovac at 15 euros per person is value, the boat is relaxing and you can see different birds along the way and the island is very tranquil, a contrast to the main areas in Krka. The signage is not great - it wasn't clear where to go for the Visovac tickets, timings and boats, and the main "one-way" walking look around Skradinski Buk seemed to have 2 entrances so all a little confusing. For the Visovac boats continue on past the food area, and on past the mills and bus park to the ticket booth. From there it's a 400m walk down to the boats (+ free toilets on the dock!!) The boats are small, <20 people each, so it's a ncie trip with view and the island is very calm and peaceful when you get there. A small museum, the church and a stroll around the grounds (swans & cynets when we visited). Skradinski Buk is pretty crowded as its the star atttraction, but it's still possible to enjoy the views, take lovely photos and its very nice to walk around as the paths are a mix of sunny and shaded. There's a lot of fish in the stunning clear water, and dragonflies and beautiful damselflies alongside the pathways. There a couple of places were you can dip your hands into the refreshing water on a hot day, but no swimming. Overall a really good day so not bd value. We arrived for the 9 a.m. ferry and left the waterfalls just after 3. Note we walked back from the waterfalls to Skradin as the queue for the ferry was so long - it's 3.4km so not too long, but the first part is uphill and one short section is alongside the road, so not ideal for children or buggies etc. On a hot day it felt like a long walk, especially as we saw 3 ferry boats go by as extras were running unexpectedly! Parking very close to the park ticket office was around 8 euros for the time we spent.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 27, 2023
  • LichfieldBoy
    781 contributions
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    Worth the trip
    We were due to drive from Split to Makarka but thought that it may be worthwhile taking a diversion to go to Krka first - it turned out to be a good decision. Spectacular waterfalls and a lovely circular walk up and around the river with water everywhere. It wasn't too crowded and there were plenty of places to find something to eat or drink. A nice way to spend 3-4 hours with a lot of photo opportunities.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 1, 2023
  • TRICKY D
    Northampton, United Kingdom576 contributions
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    Stunning Natural Beauty
    Sometimes words just aren’t enough…. If you are in this part of the world make sure you visit… it’s a full day out whether you drive there like we did or take a coach trip.. €40 each was over our budget but So Worth it.. Enter via the big glass building, hop on the ferry boat and just be transported… take a picnic if you want or just take advantage of the many facilities.. Not for the mobility impaired and go early! Stunning and breath taking…
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 2, 2023
  • welbymd
    Forest Hills, New York223 contributions
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    easy walk
    We went to the Skradin Ferry Pier Obala Bana Pavla Subica, 22222, Bićine, Croatia and took the ferry, included with entrance ticket but just missed one and they were running hourly that day. It is possible to walk but would've taken about an hour and the pedestrian path along the road was not clearly marked to us at least, so we waited. There is a free lot and lots of paid somewhat dodgy lots by the ferry pier. We used Parking Skradin that is closest to the pier. We liked the Skradinski Buk waterfalls, most of the walk is on wooden walkways with signs to go in one direction. It's an easy mostly even walk and with lots of stops to take pictures we took about an hour.
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 11, 2023
  • Shirish Vijayendra
    Bengaluru, India422 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Stunning National Park
    Krka National Park is stunning to say the least & a must visit in Croatia alongwith Plitvice Lakes. There are many entrances to the Park but we used the Lozovac Entrance & walked down to the main waterfalls...Skradinski Buk. The walk itself is beautiful, like walking in a forest with water flowing & view points along the way. The entrance to Park is expensive @ €30/head. Inspite of the steep entrance fee, you have pay to use the toilets. All in all a great experience.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 12, 2023
  • Anna D
    Leeds, United Kingdom2 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect if you time it right
    All the negative reviews on here really worried me that we were going to have a horrible time. We decided to head there a bit later in the day so got the 3pm ferry from the Skradin entrance. There were a lot of people milling about at the bottom and presumably heading back. The main bridge by the falls was slightly busy with people taking photos but the entire rest of the walk was fine. We took it slowly and got the 6:30pm ferry back. We really enjoyed the walk and spotting nature. I can understand it could be underwhelming if you've travelled for hours to get there but we came from Sibenik so not that far, and really enjoyed it.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 28, 2023
  • Nikola S
    Nis, Serbia71 contributions
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    A full day visit for adventurers
    There are several sites to visit in the Krka National Park. One 40euro ticket per person covers most of the locations. Prices vary based on the month of your visit, summer months are the most expensive. If you want to visit all of the sites plan the entire day and lots of walking. Our trip started by entering the Skradinski buk by boat (included in the 40euro ticket). There are nice waterfalls and lots of walking across the area. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes. Swimming isn’t allowed in this part of the park. Our visit was about 3.5hours. After that if you want to proceed to Roski slapi you have 3 options: by foot, by boat (which costs an additional 20euro per person) or by car. We went around by car and entered this part where swimming is allowed, but the water is not that great. There are cafes with small waterfalls inside of them here as well, where you’d probably need slippers :) Near this part there is a Cave that requires 10minutes of walking and climbing 517 wooden stairs to get to. Another way is to go around with a car and climb down 99 stairs to it. But the climb is worth more than the Cave itself with all the views towards the river. Be sure to have your ticket with you at all times, because there are several check-in points. It was a bit crowded, but definitely something worth visiting if you find yourself nearby.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 30, 2023
  • Nouman
    Leicester, United Kingdom404 contributions
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    Beautiful but outrageously expensive
    We visited Krka National park in mid-July. It was scorching hot and very busy. Drove 50 mins from our apartment near Split Airport (Kastela). We had online tickets €40 for adult (total €110 for a family of 5). We parked at Lozovac and then took the free bus. Free parking and decent bus service. No doubt it is a beautiful and a unique experience walking through the lovely trail and going to the main waterfall of Skradinski buk however in my view it is outrageously expensive esp considering it is South East Europe and you can see similar waterfalls all over the world for either free or fraction of this price. Neighbouring Herzegovina around 2hrs drive is a much better though smaller waterfall Kravica which is highly underrated but in our view way better and it cost a fraction of Krka price £22 as compared to £94 for our family.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 1, 2023
  • NiklasS_Swe
    Stockholm, Sweden64 contributions
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    With the right expectations it's a nice, but expensive, day trip
    I read a lot of reviews before our visit to Krka, both here and on other sites, and as you can see for yourself the opinions vary a lot. I think it's a matter of what you are used to, as in what experiences you have had before and are available where you live, how much you weigh the cost of the visit and of course your expectations. It is expensive to visit the park, especially if you are a family of four or more, and as a Scandinavian we are used to have free access to similar nature experiences relatively close to home, so for us the cost was a negative. The park itself is pretty nice, but it sure is sad they prohibited swimming (except in a very small area) a couple of years back, although I support it to preserve the environment. The waterfalls were not that spectacular when we were there, I guess they might be a little more impressive during seasons when there is more water. But still a little underwhelming compared to the advertisement. We arrived pretty early, around 10am, and it was pretty calm and quiet up until about lunch, then it got more crowded. In summary we had a nice day, but it felt a bit overpriced.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 1, 2023
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lara
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Aug 2020 • Couples
The waterfall Skradin Buk is very impressive and beautiful. But this doesn’t justify the price (200 kuna adults/120 kuna children/students). We arrived by boat from Skradin and it was no pleasure at all, way to many people. You couldn’t swim or sit down ... We wanted to go further and visit the Monterey on the island or Roški slap, but the woman at the reception told us we had to buy another ticket (100 kuna each to the monastery). Very disappointing and I wouldn’t recommend visiting the Krka National Park.
Written August 14, 2020
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Nagy A
Baia Mare, Romania11 contributions
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Aug 2020 • Couples
We are the 6th day in croatia and traveled along beautifull places, but this was far the worst.
First of all it is extremely crowded, no social distance respected what so ever
Everything here is comercial and expensive. Entrance fee is 200 kunas and it doesn't worth it. You only have a 2 way tocket included with a noisy , smelly, and again overcrowded ship.
Everithing is man made an feels too comercial. The single thing left natural is the waterfall it self, not very impressive and almost no way in the water . The ways in to the water ar muddy and ugly.
No places to put your baggs
I do not recomend for anybody specially if you have kids.
Never visiting again
Written August 20, 2020
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James
Colchester, UK466 contributions
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Jun 2019
Named after the Krka River, Krka National Park is one of eight national parks in Croatia. Its charm is almost magical, seemingly untouched and unspoilt by man. Whatever human interference exists is very minimal, a refreshing escape from the hustle of a city like Split. The park’s main appeal are its magnificent waterfalls and the opportunity to bathe in the water with them as your backdrop.

The only downside to the park is there is only one area where you’re permitted to swim yet a lot of visitors. It quickly became very overcrowded. Remember to bring your swimming costume with you, as well as your camera, plenty of sun cream, your camera, bottled water to combat the heat, and did I mention your camera?

Tickets are 150 KN / £18.50 (for Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep)
Written February 28, 2020
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LisaKatrina
Hitchin, UK54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
Visiting in August we were conscious of the many horror stories about how busy the park gets. I looked up the guided tours which all leave Split at around 8.00am returning by 5pm. So I summarised the park should be quieter by 4pm.

We purchased a whole park tickets on line which give you a full day entry via all entrances. We got up early and drove to the Roski Slap entrance to get there by 10.00 am. We had a leisurely morning walking the short trail and climb to the caves, all very nice and not too busy. We then had a picnic by the lake, laid in the sun and swam in the lake. It was lovely. Then about 3.30 we headed off to the Lozovac entrance for the main event. And Wow. It was relatively quiet and by 8.00pm when we left we pretty much had the place to ourselves. I cannot count how many times we said “wow” and “the colour!”. It was a magical and beautiful experience. One of the most wonderful days we have had as a family. I’m so glad for the reviews people leave which enabled us to navigate the park and the busy periods. I hope this review helps people plan and not to avoid this wonderful place.
Written August 31, 2022
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Laventille
Birmingham, UK663 contributions
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Sep 2023 • Friends
There was a 2 step process in getting us to this beautiful waterfall. Initially we booked tickets for 2 people from GetYourGuide which is for the 1.5hr coach drive and a further 30mins boat ride to the park itself.

In addition, whether you're an adult or a student, you need the exact amount of money in cash to allow you access the Krka National Park, for adults the fee is €30/adult and €15/student but it's important that you have with you a form of I. D to prove you are a student before hopping on the boat and gaining access to the park.

Also depending your tour guides guidelines, Splitilicious who managed our tour insists that we arrive by boat and leave by bus, therefore it's important that you are not left behind with an expensive transportation back to where the journey originally started because you would have missed out on the other stop over places on your way back such as getting to taste some local restaurant at a village and swimming opportunity.

It is important to note that this particular Krka National Park prohibits people from swimming, so don't be disappointed thinking this would be possible.

In general, a great day out, lovely atmosphere and beautiful sight for a wonderful picture taking experience.
Written September 8, 2023
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Sarah F
Preston, UK22 contributions
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Aug 2020 • Family
We went to Krka yesterday (Monday 10 August) about 1hr from where we are staying on the coast. We had a lovely morning and felt it was well worth the 20 kuna entrance price (about £25). Our plans meant the walkways were empty and there were just a handful of people swimming so it was very peaceful and relaxing. It was much busier by the time we left just before 11am. If you’d like to follow our steps this is what we did:

We parked at the Lozovac entrance and walked down the 850 meters to the wooden path. We then followed the path anti-clockwise at a leisurely pace to the Skardinski buk falls where you can swim. We got sandwiches and drinks at the fall vendors which were reasonably priced considering your eating in the park. After a while in the water we made out way up the steps to the bus stop and got the coach back to the car park.

We think the reason it was so quiet when we got to the falls is that we’d got there before the first boat from Skradin and maybe even before the buses down the hill from the Lovovac entrance. We brought water shows with us. A swim in the lake would have been ‘possible’ without them, but not easy. We wore flip flops rather than trainers and the walk down from the Lovovac entrance was manageable, but obviously would have been easier with more suitable footwear. The pathway down is quite rubbley so you do need to take care not to slip, but wouldn’t be a problem except for the elderly or anyone with mobility issues.

There are lockers by the food vendors if you want to keep your valuables safe, but we just took it in turns and plenty of people were just leaving their clothes/shoes in a pile on the shore. But the time we got back to the car park there were quest for the coaches down and I think it would have been a much less pleasant experience if we hadn’t earlier for opening. We also decided against visiting the other amazing-looking spots in the park, so just a short but worthwhile trip for us. Hope this helps you enjoy your trip.
Written August 11, 2020
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Caley P
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
There are two waterfalls to visit - about 25 mins drive apart. The Skradinski buk waterfall is beautiful but at the ticket office we were told we had to get a very expensive ticket to get a boat to the waterfall and get in to the area of the waterfall. We were told the other waterfall at Roski Slap was just as impressive and we were upsold a ticket to both for €40 having only wished to see the Skradinski waterfall. It turns out you can walk to Skradinski, no need to get an expensive boat/ ticket and no entrance fee once you're there. The waterfall at Roski Slap is not impressive and was massively over sold. There is also no entrance fee, so the ticket we were sold 'to both waterfalls including the boat to get to one' seems like a scam to me (considering you can walk to Skradinski, which we would much rather have done if this option was made clear to us when we asked at the ticket office how we get to the waterfall). The stairs up the mountain at Roski Slap were worth the journey for us - it is a relatively short ascend up a sequence of well built steps. There is a cave near the top with some information in to read but it is pitch black in there and we did not have a light. It was odd that there wasn't any lighting, or at least signage outside where it could be readable. We then aimed to find the waterfall but the signage is pretty non existent. This meant we were wondering around trying to find it, as were others. It was an anticlimax when we saw it. 'Swimming' in the waterfall was also upsold to us. There is a tiny marked swimming area by the restaurant, away from the waterfall. Maybe fun for children. I would absolutely advise against paying their extortionate fees (you'd think with this they could provide adequate signage to avoid people getting lost) and try to get there yourself. This will also mean you don't arrive to Skradinski with a boat load of people. We did, and tried to take some photos on the main bridge that overlooks the waterfall - as 100 people were trying to do the same, and when we arrived back after doing the walk around the waterfall there was almost no one in the bridge. If you arrive by boat, I advise getting away from the crowds and coming back to the bridge after walking around the waterfall.
Written September 28, 2023
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Zahia
London, UK34 contributions
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Apr 2022 • Couples
Krka National Park is a definite must see. We parked at Lozovac (free parking) and paid 100 kuna entry (since it was off season). We walked a short distance (quite rocky and steep, so some people may want to take the bus provided) to Skradinski buk, where there were a number of waterfalls for us to see. We walked on wooden bridges to see these waterfalls and lakes - it was absolutely stunning! The walk itself took between 40mins to 1 hour, and it was peaceful and enjoyable. There weren't many other people around, so we were able to take our time and enjoy the experience at our own pace.

We then took a boat to Visovac island (cost: 100 kuna). The boat took around 40mins to reach the island and it was a beautiful trip. The island itself is tiny and you have 30mins to explore the monastery and museum. I didn't think visiting Visovac was worth it, but I did really enjoy the boat ride, so that was worth the money.

In general, we enjoyed the experience. Most employees were very friendly and all spoke perfect English. They were also very helpful and eager to explain things or give suggestions (except for one lady in the kiosk where we bought tickets, who was quite rude). I would definitely recommend a visit!
Written April 5, 2022
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tumbleweedchris
Richland, WA983 contributions
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Jul 2021
I visited Krka early in the morning on a weekend day. The parking situation is a little confusing and I still do not know if I parked in some scam lot or an official national park lot. You then pay and take a ferry over to the lower waterfalls. As many have noted, you can no longer swim here, but if you do any research you should know this. The lower waterfalls are nice, but, after seeing Plitvice, can be a little underwhelming. We then returned by ferry and ventured up the park by car. We drove up to Roski Slap first. This tiny waterfall is an absolute joke. It is not worth the drive at all and I feel sorry for anyone that pays a ferry to get close to it. I advise to skip the Roski Slap area entirely. We then drove all the way up to Manojlovac Slap. Manojlovac was the best part of the park and absolutely gorgeous view. The waterfall is towering and the adjacent canyon makes it picturesque. This should be a part of any Krka visit. All in all it was a decent park. The lower falls are above average, Roski is terrible, and Manojlovac the highlight. Do the park only if it fits into your itinerary and please prioritize Plitvice over this.
Written July 21, 2021
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TrewinDorset
Christchurch295 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Special thanks to Tihana in the park's info team. I emailed their "Contact Us" a day or 2 ahead of our visit with some questions and she was really speedy & helpful in her responses, really impressive.

Krka is not cheap and (in my opinion) not as stunning as Plitvice for the same basic high season price, 40 euros per person. Unlike Plitvice Krka charges extra for boat excursions (the basic boat transport from the entrance to Skradinski is included in the entry price) and (more bizarrely!) the toilets. The 1hr 40 boat excursion from Skradinski to Visovac at 15 euros per person is value, the boat is relaxing and you can see different birds along the way and the island is very tranquil, a contrast to the main areas in Krka.

The signage is not great - it wasn't clear where to go for the Visovac tickets, timings and boats, and the main "one-way" walking look around Skradinski Buk seemed to have 2 entrances so all a little confusing.

For the Visovac boats continue on past the food area, and on past the mills and bus park to the ticket booth. From there it's a 400m walk down to the boats (+ free toilets on the dock!!) The boats are small, <20 people each, so it's a ncie trip with view and the island is very calm and peaceful when you get there. A small museum, the church and a stroll around the grounds (swans & cynets when we visited).

Skradinski Buk is pretty crowded as its the star atttraction, but it's still possible to enjoy the views, take lovely photos and its very nice to walk around as the paths are a mix of sunny and shaded. There's a lot of fish in the stunning clear water, and dragonflies and beautiful damselflies alongside the pathways. There a couple of places were you can dip your hands into the refreshing water on a hot day, but no swimming.

Overall a really good day so not bd value. We arrived for the 9 a.m. ferry and left the waterfalls just after 3. Note we walked back from the waterfalls to Skradin as the queue for the ferry was so long - it's 3.4km so not too long, but the first part is uphill and one short section is alongside the road, so not ideal for children or buggies etc. On a hot day it felt like a long walk, especially as we saw 3 ferry boats go by as extras were running unexpectedly!
Parking very close to the park ticket office was around 8 euros for the time we spent.
Written June 27, 2023
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