Monday, 23 August 2021

Michael Jordan Enjoys His Dalmatian Vacation

August 23, 2021 - The Croatian coast is used to the world's biggest celebrities visiting, but yesterday's highlight was Michael Jordan coming to Croatia as a tourist in Split.

Of course, his arrival created a lot of media frenzy, and everyone (including us!) wrote about him arriving in Split and boarding an amazing yacht O'Pari. Today, the media was following the vessel's position on, so they knew that the yacht and the people aboard it were going to the Šibenik region. That's not a particularly odd choice, as that is the way to get to Krka National Park, and numerous Croatian media confirm today that this is exactly what some of the people in Michael's party did today. While His Airness was enjoying himself on a jet-ski on the Prokljan Lake, as reported by Index and others, Michael's wife Yvette Prieto and friends went on a tour of the Krka National Park.

Š website has a video of Michel on the jet-ski:

The photo agencies have also distributed the photos of his wife and friends in Skradin, while visiting the Krka NP.


Photo by Dusko Jaramaz/PIXSELL.

Currently, the O'Pari yacht is docked in the Šibenik port, and I will admit to becoming a bit misty-eyed when I realized that the greatest basketball player of all time will be spending some time in the greatest Croatian basketball player's hometown. Dražen Petrović was born in Šibenik, and there's a memorial to him there, but it's probably not realistic to expect Jordan to pay his respects.


Michael Jordan is not expected to meet any of his colleagues and friends, other Croatian basketball players. Slobodna Dalmacija reports that Dino Rađa didn't even know Michael was coming to his hometown of Split, while Toni Kukoč is reportedly in his home in Chicago, and not on the Mediterranean. Kukoč will be inducted into the Basketball hall of fame in early September, and it will be his former teammate, Jordan, who will co-present him at the ceremony.

Wednesday, 22 July 2020

VIDEO: See The Wild Birds Of Krka National Park And A UNESCO World Heritage Site In Šibenik

July 22, 2020 – VIDEO: See The Wild Birds Of Krka National Park And A UNESCO World Heritage Site In Šibenik

Known for its series of cascading waterfalls, its picturesque pools and its acres of lush vegetation, Krka, just outside Šibenik, is one of Croatia's most-loved National Parks. But, scoring the skyline overhead and resting in its trees you can spot one of its other best attractions; the wild birds of Krka National Park.

The National Park has released a new video showcasing just some of the 229 species of birds that call Krka home. Now, you don't have to strain your eyes to see some of its wondrous winged inhabitants. Also visible in the film is the park's Visovac island and its postcard-pretty monastery.

The wild birds of Krka National Park

The short but stunning video catches kingfishers, ducks, buzzards, kestrels, cormorants, swallows and others, in flight or at play on the water's surface. But, should you choose to visit Krka National Park, there's the chance of seeing even rarer birds that sometimes live there, such as ospreys, eagles, falcon and griffon vulture.

Situated just a few kilometres from well-known seaside destination Šibenik, in summertime Krka becomes one of the most popularly visited National Parks in the country. Visitors who can't spend their entire vacation on the beach love to make the short journey inland for a day of stunning natural beauty, shaded on the pathways as they walk by trees like umbrellas.

fortress-3643226_1920.jpgThe Fortress of St. Nicholas, just off Šibenik, the best-preserved Venetian defensive structure in Croatia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site © Sebastian Gößl

And, there's never been a better time to take in the park. Visitor numbers to the region are understandably down on 2019 and so Krka National Park this year offers a more peaceful and unhurried experience than in many previous seasons. If that wasn't incentive enough, tickets for the park in summer 2020 hold a 10% discount to entry of the Fortress of St. Nicholas in Šibenik, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The best-preserved Venetian defensive structure in Croatia, the fortress has undergone considerable reconstruction work over recent years and only opened itself up to the public again in 2019.

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, 19 February 2018

Krka Beyond the Waterfalls: Explore the National Park by Boat

Continuing our look at National Park Krka beyond the waterfalls, an overview of available boat rides, merging multiple highlights of the park into an unforgettable experience

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Runners and Nature Lovers, Rejoice! Krka National Park to Host First Ever Half Marathon

Kick those New Year's resolutions into gear, you have a brand new half marathon to run this April! 

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Krka Beyond the Waterfalls: A Tale of Two Monasteries

Continuing our look at the diverse magic of National Park Krka beyond the waterfalls, a look at its two main sacral attractions, monasteries from the Catholic and Orthodox faiths. 

Saturday, 18 November 2017

TV France 5 Discovers Dalmatia: 5 Reasons to Visit Šibenik

Popular French television channel showers the Dalmatian hotspot with praise

Monday, 23 October 2017

National Park Krka Beyond the Waterfalls: Meet the Ethno Villages

Taking a closer look at the diverse nature of one of Croatia's most popular attractions - National Park Krka. A look at the ethno village offer.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Sailing the Croatian National Parks: Krka Waterfalls

Krka National Park offers off the charts sailing experience!

Monday, 14 November 2016

Krka National Park Takes a Tour with Augmented Reality

With its new AR mobile app "Krka National Park Tour", the public institution "Krka National Park" goes a step forward in the application of new technologies for its visitors, bringing them closer to the Park through augmented reality. The mobile augmented reality application in AR technology will facilitate the arrival, orientation, and movement of visitors in the area of ​​Skradinski Buk and will give them more information about the facilities in the park.

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