Swimming in Skradinski Buk Waterfalls

Skradin | Karoliina Kazi

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 fewer 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. 

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We 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.

Skradin | Karoliina Kazi

Krka 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 turquoise, 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.

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We 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!

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August 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.

Skradin | Karoliina Kazi

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

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

Skradin | Karoliina Kazi

And as I’m sure the picture tells, our first dinner in Croatia did not disappoint.

More from Croatia to come!


  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


    • 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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