Thursday, 23 May 2019

Go to Visovac Island for Free Between 09:30 and 10:45 on Sundays!

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 23rd of May, 2019, enjoying nature and the peace of the beautiful little island of Visovac is the main motive of the visitors who come here to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and to be filled with new energy. The peaceful draw of this island on Visovac Lake, between the Roški slap and the Skradinski buk, is something special indeed.

When it comes to the question of just why this unassuming little pearl of the Krka National Park has always been a place for prayer and reflection, or simply a place to take in the vibrant nature, it's best to seek the answer yourself.

Visovac was first settled by the hermits, more specifically deserters of the Order of St. Augustine, who built a smaller monastery and a small church dedicated to St. The apostle Paul on the island, the Franciscans then arrived on the island after their departure.

Since the mid-fifteenth century, the Franciscan monastery and the Church of Our Lady of Visovac have been located there, which together with the natural landscape itself, make for a truly unique little island. The monastery boasts a valuable archaeological collection, as well as a varied collection of historical objects and a valuable library.

The enchanting nature of Visovac Lake and Krka National Park was quickly recognised and valued by producers, and back in the 1960s, this little island was the ideal place, what with its untouched beauty, to play the location at which the Native Americans once lived, depicted in the adventures of Winnetou. Four years ago, there was yet another new trilogy shot at Visovac.

Boats are sailing to Visovac from Stinica and Remetić.

"On Sunday, visitors to the island will enjoy free transport the boats from Stinica and Remetić, but only when the departures for masses leave (09:30/45, 10:00/15, and 10:30/45, and the boats return immediately after the end of the masses). As for the rest of the days, the boats sail to Visovac at their normal price and with the regular cruise line for Krka NP,'' writes

The National Park organises excursions by boat from Skradinski buk for which its wise to set aside around two hours. A somewhat longer tour lasts for four hours, and it includes the beauty of Skradinski buk and Roški slap, as well as including Visovac. The prices are from 35 to 130 kuna per person, and children get free tickets up until four years of age, reports PunKufer.

Make sure to follow our dedicated lifestyle page for much more.

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

NP Krka Launches New Website for Cycling Tourists - Krka Bike

Krka National Park has expanded its tourist offer by arranging fourteen cycling routes that connect the most attractive parts of the park. And now, all the benefits of biking within Krka National Park can be discovered in a single place through a new website specializing in cycling tourism - Krka Bike, reports HRTurizam on April 16, 2019. 

The site offers tracks for mountain and road cycling and trekking. All the tracks are circular and detailed, associated with various rest points and viewpoints, and apart from the basic gpx trails, the tracks are also displayed through video animation via the Relive platform. 

"The middle and upper streams of the Krka River are an ideal destination for those who want to spend their vacation actively in untouched nature because of their specific terrain configuration and natural phenomena in the environment. It's all about cyclists - from beginners to recreational to professional - everyone can find a real challenge for themselves,” said NP Krka.


There are a total of five mountain routes, designed for bicyclists with good physical condition and advanced bicycle management skills, and are driven by landscaped and unspoiled forest paths with ascents and descents that can have a higher incline. Road routes are characterized for road sports bikes on high-quality asphalted roads, on routes above the overall total length and different height profiles. They are intended for active athletes looking for physically demanding sports challenges. For active family outings in nature as well as for occasional recreationalists, there are six trekking routes, which combine riding on paved roads and good quality macadam roads, without technically demanding parts.

When planning a bicycle trip at Krka, keep in mind that tickets are charged for the entrance to Skradinski buk, Roški slap, the Krka Monastery and Burnum.

Five promotional videos for cycling tourism at NP Krka were also published on the park’s YouTube channel. You can find the Krka Bike website here

To read more about travel in Croatia, follow TCN’s dedicated page

Thursday, 4 April 2019

NP Krka Providing Books to Local Schools Through Praiseworthy Project

NP Krka is another one of those ''must visit'' places when in Croatia, and yes, there are many such destinations to be found here. The whole ''must see'' thing has become a little saturated over recent years, especially with the rise of self-proclaimed travel bloggers and social media influencers, however, there is much more to this stunning national park than just the ability to take artistic Instagram pictures.

NP Krka is involving itself in the education of school children in the Dalmatian county in which the park is situated through a praiseworthy project aimed at increasing kids' overall awareness of both protected areas and nature and the environment.

As Morski writes on the 3rd of April, 2019, the highly visited NP Krka actually launched the project "Let's fill up the school libraries" (Popunimo školske knjižnice), for primary and secondary schools of the Šibenik-Knin County back in 2007.

The aim of the project is to make the books published within the framework of this educational scope available to school-age children and other young people, so that they can contribute to their own respective awareness of the country's numerous protected areas and the need to take care of their surroundings, including the importance of the proper preservation of the environment.

Since back in 2007, VHS tapes and later on, DVDs covering a wide array of topics related to NP Krka and its environment and native wildlife and birds have been shared around numerous local schools within the aforementioned county in Dalmatia. In February this year, a total of 49 books were distributed to thirty-six primary and thirteen high schools in the county.

NP Krka's administration and staff believe that this year's gift to local schools will be used by students and their mentors and teachers not only as an additional teaching aid for the classroom but that it will also encourage children to go out and get to know and further explore the rich natural beauty and the cultural heritage of the beautiful NP Krka.

Make sure to follow our dedicated lifestyle page for much more.

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.

Make sure to stay up to date following our dedicated lifetyle page.

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.

To read more about travel in Croatia, follow TCN's dedicated page

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!

Monday, 10 September 2018

NP Krka Presents 470 Kilometers of Cycling Routes (VIDEO)

The Krka bike project, which includes 470 kilometers of cycling routes through the Krka National Park, was presented in the new Visitor Center at Laškovica.

Friday, 22 June 2018

Krka vs. Plitvice: Pros and Cons of the National Parks from Split

Need a lift to Plitvice or Krka this summer?

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.

Page 2 of 3