Krka National Park Waterfalls, Croatia

For years I’ve hoped to visit the waterfalls at Krka National Park. Years I tell you! To get to the waterfalls, you must catch a boat from Skradin which takes around 20 minutes or so. Unless you are part of a bus group and then you will arrive at the entrance on the main road, just a short walk from the waterfalls.

I’m well aware that tourist traps can often be so busy that they aren’t even worth going to, but I made an exception hoping that we’d find a quiet spot.

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If you’re after a more peaceful swim, to the right of the bridge is a small area under the trees with a ledge to hide your bags on whilst still being able to keep an eye on them. Everyone keeps to the left in order to get selfies with the waterfalls. We weighed up getting photos vs getting the experience and stayed away from the crowds.

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Dotted around the park are wonderful ladies selling fresh and dried fruit, nuts and oils. Everything is priced sky high but I personally don’t mind paying over the odds for beautiful food when it benefits the local economy. The combination of candied orange peel, sugared almond and dried figs soon became my snacking addiction throughout the rest of the holiday.

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The whole park is so heaving in peak season that managing to get a shot without bumbling tourists in the background feels like hitting the jackpot. Especially when you’re shooting on film. My advice is either aim to get there at opening or come just out of season, I would’ve been thrilled to have seen it all in a calmer setting. Either way, still well worth a visit.

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Most tourist agencies around the Split area include the cost of entry to the national park within the price of getting you to Skradin, which is otherwise around £24 per person. The boat transfers to and from Skradin are included within the entry fee. We paid roughly £50 each for a trip that departed from Trogir, taking just over an hour each way.

www.np-krka.hr

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