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National Park Krka

Due to its seven travertine waterfalls with a total drop of 242 m, the Krka River is a natural and karst phenomenon. The living world of Krka National Park is very rich and diverse, with numerous endemic, rare and threatened species. The diversity of the plant life, with 860 recorded species, attracts both experts and visitors.

The Krka National Park is open to its visitors year round. Within the park, visitors have many interesting things to see and do: Srkadinski Buk, Roški Slap, an educational trail, ethnography presentations, refreshment in restaurants and shopping in souvenir shops. Tours are organized on excursion boats to Visovac Island, Roški Slap, the Krka Monastery and the Trošenj Fortress.

Roški Slap is especially attractive because of its cascades which the locals called “the necklace” due to their lush vegetation, mills and pillars - some of which have been restored. Roški Slap is the sixth and second to last waterfall on the Krka River, located around 14 km downstream of the Miljacka Waterfall. It was named after the Rog Hill-Fort (Rog means Horn), whose ruins are barely visible today. Down there, the canyon spreads itself in the form of a funnel where the travertine barrier is formed by a number of cascades (popularly known as 'necklaces') with backwaters and islets preceding them.

Skradinski Buk is the seventh, final and longest travertine barrier on the Krka River. It is located approximately 13 kilometres downstream from Roški Slap and a total of 49 kilometres downstream from the spring. The growth of travertine barriers at Skradinski Buk was caused by merging of the waters of the Krka River and a three-kilometre lower current of the Čikola River into the Roški Slap, thus creating one of the most unusual and beautiful settings of the Krka National Park. Merged waters of the Krka and Čikola River flow over the 17 steps at Skradinski Buk, distributed along 800 metres in length. The width of the cascades is between 200 and 400 metres with a total height difference of 45.7 metres.

Contact

Krka National Park Public Institution
Trg Ivana Pavla II br.5
Croatia – 22 000 Šibenik
Tel. +385 (0)22 201 777
e-mail: info@npk.hr
www.npkrka.hr


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23210 Biograd na Moru
Tel. +385 (0)23 383 123, 385 382
Fax. +385 (0)23 383 123
E-mail: info@tzg-biograd.hr

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