Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Krka Bike - Discover Beauty of NP Krka on Two Wheels

Croatia boasts many a stunning national park, and the stunning NP Krka is just one on a list of must-see's when in Croatia, either on the continent or on the coast. How about experiencing what NP Krka has to offer on two wheels with the national park's brand new tourist offer for cycling lovers - Krka Bike?

As Morski writes on the 26th of February, 2019, Krka National Park has expanded its tourist offer to include bicycle routes that connect some of the most beautiful parts of NP Krka, revealing its sheer natural beauty to its numerous international visitors, not to mention offering them a few brand new cycling challenges as well.

Krka Bike comprises a total of fourteen routes, including five fit for mountain bikes (MTBs), three for road bikes (Road) and six trekking routes (Track) for a more enjoyable, less challenging bike ride. Along these picturesque bike routes, vertical signaling with the appropriate markings which state the track type will be set up. For example, the R-1 mark, the M-1 mountain sign, and the T-1 trekking mark.

Krka Bike's more challenging mountain routes are designed for bicyclists in good physical condition and who possess more advanced bicycle management skills, these paths take riders along properly looked after and yet still relatively undisturbed forest paths with ups and downs which provide a higher incline.

The road routes are characterised by high quality asphalted roads and are intended for more active athletes looking for physically demanding sporting challenges. For active family outings in nature as well as for recreational cycling, there are six trekking routes, on which riders cycle along properly asphalted roads to take in NP Krka's postcard-like scenery. All the routes, regardless of their classification, are circular in shape and are designed in order to facilitate the cycling, nestled in amongst some utterly jaw-dropping scenery.

In the cooler spring months, NP Krka is a far more welcoming place than it is during the warm summer months. With less people around and less sweat to wipe off one's forehead, exploring the less developed, but no less fascinating parts of this fairytale-like Croatian national park, is a must-do.

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Monday, 25 February 2019

26 Million Kuna Allocated for Research in Sea in Šibenik-Knin County

As Frane Saric/VL/Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 24th of February, 2019, a research and exploration vessel sailed to Šibenik-Knin County, along with all of its modern and sophisticated equipment, in order to properly track what is happening in the sea in that area of Dalmatia.

The Nature of Šibenik-Knin County (Priroda) public institution, in cooperation with the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries in Split has begun with numerous activities of scientific monitoring in the area of ​​the ecological network "Natura 2000 Ušće Krke", covering the area from Skradinski buk to the historic St. Nicholas Fort.

Šibenik-Knin County reported on the move and pointed out that the well-equipped IB BIOS DVA exploratory vessel is 36 metres in length, and is currently in Šibenik's waters. With an array of highly sophisticated equipment, it can explore complex physical, chemical and biological processes going on under the sea in the area.

"This important research, as part of the project worth more than 26 million kuna, will be carried out by a large number of scientists from the field of physical, chemical and biological oceanography of the Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries, and this will showcase the situation in the Natura area under the great pressure of tourism, maritime traffic, and construction,'' said Anita Babačić Ajduk of the aforementioned public institution.

The results of the monitoring will, as the county has already stated, serve as the basis for the popular-scientific presentation and an attractive exhibition in the city's future visitor centre.

The sheer importance of scientific research as the first step in tourism valorisation projects in this area was greatly emphasised, and Šibenik-Knin County has stated that the contract is worth 500,000 kuna. The contract is part of a local tourism valorisation project, which includes sampling and carrying out an analysis of the data with the aim of making an initial assessment of the status of the biological and oceanological indicators in that area.

The aim of the project is to preserve the biological and landscape diversity of Šibenik's underwater area, increase the area's attractiveness and educational capacity, and improve the tourist and economic potential, as was  reported from Šibenik-Knin County.

Through this project, there will, as has already been mentioned, be more visitor infrastructure arranged, and a range of new tourist products will be created with the help of the upcoming introduction of brand new educational and information content.

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Click here for the original article by Frane Saric/VL on Poslovni Dnevnik

Friday, 18 January 2019

Krka National Park to Celebrate 34th Birthday with Free Entry

For Krka National Park's 34th birthday, visitors will receive free entrance on Saturday and Sunday, January 26th and 27th - and on Thursday, January 24th, a concert will be held with the Four Tenors and Šibenik sopranists Nera Gojanović and Tea Slavica, accompanied by pianist Gordana Pavić, at the Croatian National Theater in Šibenik. 

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

New NP Krka Pedestrian Bridge to be One of Longest in World

The pedestrian suspension bridge project at NP Krka, which will be the third longest in the world and second longest in Europe, will connect the medieval fortresses ofNečven and Trošenj through the canyon of Krka. The project was presented in Šibenik on Tuesday by the director of NP Krka, Krešimir Šakić, and the director of the project office "Blok” Hrvoje Vukić, who drafted the idea of the project, reports Slobodna Dalmacija on January 15, 2019. 

"This is the crown of our development projects and the construction of visitor infrastructure. This bridge will be a turning point in the municipalities of Promina and Kistanje and the areas around them and will set a new development pace. This is the element that will further increase the attractiveness of this space in a way that will not jeopardize nature. This visitor attraction is designed so that the guests are directed to the edges of the canyons, which will increase the attractiveness of all areas, primarily the Eko Krka campus in Puljane, the archaeological sites on Burnum, the Oziđana pećina and the extremely attractive waterfalls of Manojlovac,” said the director of NP Krka, Krešimir Šakić, adding that it is too early to speak about the value of the project.


The construction of a 462.5-meter long bridge, as Šakić said, will start in the next year to year and a half, though everything will depend on the speed of documentation and licensing. The design project was drafted and the Environmental Protection and Communal Affairs Department for the County of Šibenik-Knin issued a decision on the acceptability of the environmental network intervention in November. Apart from the bridge, there are plans to arrange access routes for the Nečven and Trošenj fortresses.


"The medieval fortresses Nevčen and Trošenj are five hundred meters away, and the basic range of the bridge of about 462 meters. The bridge is a Tibetan style suspension bridge and was chosen because we wanted it to have less influence on the area itself and the natural beauty that is there. The supporting structure is steel ropes that are laid on the portal, one on the side of the Nevčen, one on the side of Trošenj, and the tread surface and other parts of the structure are made up of stabilization ropes. The floor surface was designed as wooden; however, given the conditions, it will be altered with a transparent surface for a direct view onto the river. In the middle of the bridge, the pedestrian walkway is located 140 meters above the Krka river. This is the first of such a project in Croatia,” said Hrvoje Vukić.


The bridge is conceived to combine the function of a pedestrian walkway and viewpoint and offer an immediate landscape experience of untouched nature. To better fit the landscape, the relatively lightweight structure of the floating pedestrian bridge was imposed as an optimal solution. The anticipated width of the pedestrian walkway is 160 centimeters, which answers to the full width of the pedestrian path with two pedestrian lanes.

As the Mayor of Promina Tihomir Budanko and the deputy mayor of the Kistanje municipality Borislav Šarić said, the bridge will be crucial for the development of these municipalities, and especially for their tourism development. The project will also link the Eko Campus Krka in Puljane with the Center for the Interpretation of the Nature of Krka - the source of life in Kistanje, where construction works are underway within the project "Unknown Krka".

“The realization of this project will considerably extend the duration of the visitor season and connect the left and right banks of the Krka to make it a complete tourist destination. Only with the growth of tourism along the Krka river, we can expect new investments and employment,” said Budanko and Šarić.

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Friday, 9 November 2018

New Suspension Bridge at Krka National Park to Connect Two Medieval Fortresses

A new attraction is coming to Krka National Park - a pedestrian suspension bridge will connect the medieval fortresses Nečven and Trošenj!

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

MS Marella Celebration in Šibenik: Over 1,000 Passengers Disembark

The vessel, carrying over 1,000 passengers, arrived in Šibenik yesterday.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Historic Miljacka Power Plant Enters Hydro Hall of Fame

The power plant in the Krka National Park is one of the oldest still active hydroelectric power plants in the world.

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Eco Team Connects Krka and Knin in Name of Tourism

Good news for Knin as an eco team from Krka connect the historic inland Dalmatian city with NP Krka.

Friday, 18 May 2018

NP Krka To Be Showcased at Exhibitions in Medjimurje and Skradin

One of Croatia's most beautiful national parks will be showcased in exhibitions in Medjimurje and Skradin.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Krka Beyond the Waterfalls: World's Second Oldest Hydroelectric Power Plant

Continuing our series on Krka National Park beyond its famous waterfalls, a look to its industrial heritage on March 26, 2018

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