Plan your Travels to Krka National Park
Extending along the 73km Krka River, Krka National Park runs from the Adriatic near Šibenik inland to the mountains of the Croatian interior. It’s a magical place of waterfalls and gorges, with the river gushing through a karstic canyon 200m deep. Sights built by humans are also a major draw of the region, the area’s remoteness attracting monks who constructed their monasteries here.
The park has five main entrances, at Skradin, Lozovac, Roški Slap, Krka Monastery and Burnum – all are accessible by car.
The star of the show at this national park is the Krka River, rushing through canyons, broadening into lakes and splashing over numerous falls and cascades. Stroll along boardwalks past mighty waterfalls and marvel at the multitude of fish darting through the emerald waters.
You’ll also find ruins of a Roman military camp and amphitheater, historic watermills, and two fascinating monasteries – one on an island and another built over ancient catacombs.
Trip to Krka National Park FAQs
What is the best time to visit Krka National Park?
Since this part of Croatia has mild temperatures even in winter, there really isn’t a bad time to visit Krka National Park. If you’re looking for convenience without the crowds, however, you’d do best to visit in the mild, in-between months of either April/May or September/October.
Matilda Your Croatia Expert
How long should you spend at Krka?
You should only need one day to explore the Krka waterfalls and park area. If you have the time I suggest allocating a full day here. As well as walking along the boardwalks, taking photos and swimming there is a museum near the Lozovac entry and a few cafes and restaurants where you can eat and grab drinks.
Is Krka worth visiting with the kids?
Going to Krka National Park is undoubtedly one of the best things to do in Croatia with family. The landscape is nothing short of breathtaking; a stunning mirage of waterfalls, cliffs and electric blue lagoons.Rent a kayak to float along the picturesque Krka River, as the thunderous sounds of the waterfalls emanate around you.
Do you have to pay to enter Krka National Park?
If taking the Skradin entrance, it is important to note that you will enter the park by ferry boat. First, you must go to Skradin and park your car. Then you can buy tickets at the Krka branch office located at Zagrađe 15 in Skradin. After purchasing tickets, you can board the ferry that departs from the promenade.
Do you need to buy Krka tickets in advance?
Tickets include return boat rides from Skradin to Skradinski buk and Lozovac to Skradinski buk. However, boats do not operate during winter (November to March). You may prefer to purchase tickets in person on arrival – this is possible, but you may have to queue at busy times of year (i.e. peak summer).
Which entrance is best for Krka?
Krka National Park has five entrances, but most visitors arrive either at the Lozovac entrance or the Skradin entrance.