One of my favourite facts about Croatia is that over 10% of its territory is given over to national and nature parks (you can get an overview of all 20 parks here). Add to that over 1,700 kilometres of Adriatic coastline in addition to more than 1,000 islands, and it is not hard to understand why many consider Croatia to be the most beautiful country in Europe.
But while the majority of the parks focus almost entirely on their idyllic nature, Krka National Park offers an incredibly diverse experience. There are so many things to do here beyond the famous waterfalls and boat trip to Visovac monastery. Things that many tourists often don’t find out about until it is too late.
With an impressive 1.3 million tourists a year in normal times, and a short day trip from the likes of Split, Sibenik and Zadar, Krka National Park is an excellent day out for all the family. And with so much on offer, we thought it would make the ideal starting point for a new TC video series, providing guides to some of Croatia’s top destinations.
The waterfalls of Krka National Park are internationally famous, but did you also know about the Roman military amphitheatre at Burnum, the six Croatian fortresses guarding strategic points of the mighty River Krka, the educational workshops showcasing traditional life in Dalmatia as it once was? Or the 388 km of cycling trails, numerous hiking trails, an Orthodox monastery with Roman catacombs, and even a Neolithic cave documenting signs of human life at Krka, dating back to 6,000 BC.
Krka National Park is an absolute gem, with a range of fantastic things to see and do for all the family. In partnership with Krka National Park, we are deligthed to present the first TC video guide below.
For more information about Krka National Park, visit the official website.
For more information about tourist destinations in Croatia, check out the new Total Croatia portal.
(with thanks to Jose Alfonso Cussianovich for the video editing)