Krka Waterfalls – What I’ll Do Differently Next Time I Visit

Krka Waterfalls – What I’ll Do Differently Next Time I Visit
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My guide to Krka Waterfalls, Krka National Park

Krka Waterfalls is part of Krka National Park, one of Croatia’s two most popular, stunning national parks. The other being Plitvice Lakes National Park.

One of many beautiful waterfalls at Krka National Park

This article covers all my advice and top tips for all of you planning your trip there after the COVID19 outbreak comes to a long overdue halt!

How to get to Krka Waterfalls?

You have two options, you can book a day bus excursion from Split which includes your transport and ticket.

Alternatively you can stay in nearby Sibenik, take a short bus or boat ride from there, which is the option I went with.

krka boat trip
Sailing from Sibenik to Skradin, the start of Krka National Park

Stay in nearby Sibenik

I wasn’t keen on the idea of a day trip from Split to Krka Waterfalls, so I decided to kill two birds with one stone, visit another Croatian city and also do the Krka National Park. I’m glad I went for this option.

split to sibenik train journey
The glorious train ride from Split to Sibenik

I stayed in Sibenik which is a 2 hour bus/train ride away from Split, the train ride promises some fantastic views which I’d recommend.

Once I arrived in Sibenik, I had 2 options of getting to Krka Waterfalls, take a boat or bus from Sibenik.

Obviously the sound of going by boat was too good to turn down. I sorted a trip for the next day for 450KN (£55) – this covered boat trip to and from Krka Waterfalls with the Krka Waterfalls ticket and meal onboard included.

These can be booked the day before on the waterfront in Sibenik.

Sibenik Waterfront
Sibenik waterfront

Sibenik is a great, little town to stay over for a few nights. Its quiet, peaceful and complete contrast to the likes of Split and Dubrovnik.

Admittedly there is not a lot going on here and this is more of a base for your Krka Waterfalls trip. But you can have a nice wander up and down the waterfront and explore the two fortresses high up into the town, St Michaels Fortress and Barone Fortress.

Sibenik by sea
Sibenik Town

Day trip to Krka Waterfalls from Split

For the same price you can book a day trip from Split via bus. Some companies include the ticket as part of the package, some companies do not, so make sure to check if you decide to take the bus.

The best way to Krka Waterfalls

There are other options to the above, but in my personal opinion, the two above options are the best. These are the most stress-free options for Krka National Park and avoid you having to deal with the logistics of getting to and from the park.

How much does Krka Waterfalls cost?

Krka National Park tickets cost 200KN (£25) which includes boat ride from Skradin to Skradinski buk, one of many waterfalls and the start of your tour.

As previously mentioned a lot of companies include the ticket in the package, just make sure you ask.

You are best to get a full package from an excursion company, whether you take the bus or the boat. Everything is included and sorted out for around 500KN (£62). Again a standard ticket to Krka National Park itself costs 200KN (£25), so save yourself the hassle and book with a reputable company.

How long do I need to spend at Krka Waterfalls?

As part of my boat trip excursion, we were given 2-3 hours to explore the park. This will be similar for day trips.

This is enough time to explore the main waterfalls but the park is vast, if you want to explore the full park, you need 2-3 full days to explore Krka National Park.

Can you swim at Krka Waterfalls?

Yes you can, unlike at Croatia’s other national park Plitivice Lakes.

Krka Waterfalls from high up!

Summing up

If you are staying in commuting distance of Krka National Park, it certainly is worth a trip to experience Croatia’s natural beauty.

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