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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
And as I’m sure the picture tells, our first dinner in Croatia did not disappoint.
More from Croatia to come!