With its 5,800+ kilometer coastline and over 1,000 islands, Croatia is endowed with natural beauty as well as picturesque villages rich in history. We didn’t have to do much planning ourselves for this trip because we were lucky enough to have some friends living in the area. They planned out a packed 5-day road trip for us starting in Split. And the very first stop they took us to was a beautiful national park, Krka National Park . The main attraction of the park is a huge natural-made swimming pool with cascading waterfalls in the background. We hiked for a couple of hours in the park and then took a dip near the waterfalls to cool off summer heat.
Krka has multiple entrances . We took the Skradin entrace - parked our car and got on one of the park-run sail boats. In the summer months (Jun-Aug), the boats run every hour from 8am to 6pm. The boat route is quite scenic and the sailing time is about 25 mins each way. From where the boats drop off, it is only a 5-minute walk to the bottom of the waterfalls. Please note that the return boats from the park sail at half hours from 930am to 730pm (in the summer months).
Come prepared with swimming suits/trunks so you can take a dip in the cool water. Just be careful when you jump in - the rocks on the bottom of the water are quite sharp if you don’t have water shoes on.