Swimming in Skradinski Buk Waterfalls

There are so many incredible places to see in Croatia, first we were planning on making our two weeks there into a small tour around the country, but at the end decided to narrow it down to less places so we have a chance for some proper downtime. Rizwan flew to Croatia with Annie a day before me, so we decided to meet in the small town of Skradin and start our holiday by enjoying the Krka National Park and the Skradinski Buk waterfalls.

Kroatiassa on uskomaton määrä kauniita ja mielenkiintoisia paikkoja – meidän alkuperäisenä suunnitelmana olikin viettää kaksi viikkoa kierrellen ympäri maata, mutta lopulta päädyimme valitsemaan pienemmän alueen reissulle. Kiireen tuntu ei ole koskaan mukavaa lomalla. Rizwan lensi Kroatiaan Annien kanssa jo päivää ennen minua, ja päätimme tavata Skradinin pienessä kylässä seuraavana aamuna. Aloitimme lomamme siis nauttimalla Krka-joen Kansallispuistosta.Skradin | Karoliina KaziTown of Skradin – Skradinin kaupunki. Skradin | Karoliina KaziSkradin | Karoliina Kazi

Skradin | Karoliina KaziWe took a boat excursion from Skradin to the national park and it was such a pleasant ride, 10€ tickets included a roundtrip on the boat and access to the park.

Skradinin pikkukylästä pääsimme pienellä ristelijällä suoraan Kansallispuistoon ja noin €10 lippu sisälsi sekä meno-paluu lipun että maksun kansallispuistoon.Skradin | Karoliina KaziKrka National Park (Croatian: Nacionalni park Krka) is one of the Croatian national parks, named after the river Krka that it encloses. Krka National Park offers turqoise, clear water pools, lush green forests and a collection of 17 waterfalls. Absolutely gorgeous! I had never seen anything like it before. One of the fascinating facts about these lakes, caves and waterfalls is that they are formed from calcium carbonate, or limestone, that becomes travertine which only grows about 1 cm each year.

Krka Kansallispuisto (Kroatia: Nacionalni Park Krka) on nimetty Krka-joen mukaan. Tämä koko Dalmatian alueen halkova ja reilut 70 kilometriä pitkä Krka-joki on matkailijoiden suosiossa juuri ennen laskemistaan säihkyvään Adrianmereen. Kansallispuisto tarjoaa turkoosit, kirkkaat purot, vehreät metsät ja kokonaiset 17 vesiputousta. Aivan upea paikka – en ole koskaan nähnyt vastaavaa. Puiston järvet, luolat ja vesiputoukset ovat muodostuneet kalkkikivestä, joka kasvaa vuotuisesti vain noin 1 cm – aika kiehtova fakta.Skradin | Karoliina KaziSkradin | Karoliina KaziWe took a walk around the park – it’s mostly built on top of the water on charming wooden boardwalks, and it was about an hour long (I’m not sure of the distance). Through the park there are so many birds and butterflies, dozens of waterfalls, fishes in the crystal clear lakes and the sounds of running water all around you. The walking path above the water was mostly covered by trees making the stroll even more enjoyable and cooler. Mother Nature at her best!

Kävelyreitti puiston halki kulki vesistöjen ja pulppuavien jokien päälle rakennettujen viehättävien puisien pitkospuiden päällä ja se oli noin tunnin mittainen (en ole varma pituudesta). Puistossa liikkuessa näkee paljon lintuja ja värikkäitä perhosia; kymmeniä vesiputouksia, ja joka paikassa uiskentelee kaloja kristallinkirkkaassa vedessä. Anniella riitti ihmeteltävää. Juoksevan veden äänillä on rentouttava vaikutus ja pitkospuut kiemurtelevat lähes koko matkan puiden katveessa, mikä tekee ilmasta viileämmän ja nautinnollisen. Luontoäiti näyttää parastaan!Skradin | Karoliina KaziSkradin | Karoliina KaziSkradin | Karoliina KaziSkradin | Karoliina KaziAugust is the high season, so as expected, we were not alone. We kept saying how magical it would be if it was just the three of us… However, the best part of it being August was that we were able to swim in the actual grand finale of the park – the Skradinski Buk waterfalls. Although, I’m sure the water is warm enough throughout most of the summer.

Elokuu on sesonkiaikaa, joten odotetusti, emme olleet yksin. Me mietimme kuinka taianomaista olisi, jos saisimme kulkea täällä kolmestaan… Kuitenkin elokuun vierailu mahdollisti uinnin puiston todellisessa loppuhuipennuksessa – Skradinski Buk vesiputouksessa. Tosin olen melko varma, että vesi on tarpeeksi lämmintä lähes koko kesän ajan.Skradin | Karoliina Kazi

Here is a little video from the waterfalls – check out what these two brave boys are up to

Lyhyt video vesiputouksilta

I’m so pleased we were able see one of Croatia’s natural wonders!

Olen niin tyytyväinen että saimme nähdä yhden Kroatian luonnonihmeistä!

Skradin | Karoliina KaziFirst dinner in Croatia did not disappoint.

More from Croatia to come!

Ensimmäinen illallisemme Kroatiassa oli herkullinen.

Lisää postia Kroatiasta tulossa!

Love, Karoliina x

13 Comments

  1. 19th September 2016 / 7:38 am

    Karoliina, I absolutely enjoy reading all about your adventures!! The waterfalls is stunning!!! My jaw literally dropped as I saw the photo. I love adventures where you are surrounded by nature. The lake is so beautiful–I cannot believe how clear the water is. And don’t even get me started about the food–yum yum yum. I love seafood <3

    xo
    LaKatwoman
    http://www.KatrinaJeanCarter.wordpress.com

    • 19th September 2016 / 9:50 am

      Thank you so much Katrina, it’s so nice to hear feedback 🙂 I didn’t even know we had waterfalls like this in Europe, incredible. And those boys who were jumping down, I don’t know whether they were brave or crazy.. but looked like they had done it before. The seafood is so delicious, so fresh with just some olive oil and lemon – yum! Have a great day!

  2. 19th September 2016 / 8:05 am

    Great pix,great post,nice blog

  3. 19th September 2016 / 10:45 am

    I’ve only been to Croatia once and visited Dubrovnik a number of years ago! This place looks gorgeous.

    • 19th September 2016 / 2:33 pm

      The national parks are all suppose to be beautiful – I still want to visit the Plitviče Lakes National Park as well, maybe next time 🙂 And they say it’s insanely gorgeous during winter as well.

  4. 19th September 2016 / 3:20 pm

    What a stunning place and wow that food looked absolutely delicious, looks like you really had fun, I would love to go to Croatia 🙂

  5. 19th September 2016 / 9:48 pm

    Wonderful post Karoliina. I can imagine you had a lovely time there. Love the picture of your first dinner, looks really nice

    • 19th September 2016 / 9:58 pm

      Thank you. The seafood platter was incredible, especially after all that walking and swimming 🙂

  6. 19th September 2016 / 10:41 pm

    Beautiful photos! Great post!

  7. 20th September 2016 / 7:20 pm

    Oh I love this so much. Beautiful place and amazing looking food! 🙌🏼😋
    Btw the picture of your toes..I was stuck for a whole wondering only one had nail polish. Lol!

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