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Krka National Park Tourism offer Skradinski buk

A total area of 109 km2 of the Krka River and in the lake sections of the river and wetland Boat excursions Skradinski buk, the longest and most com- acquainted with the rest of Krka National
its basin was proclaimed the Krka National areas, reptiles inhabit the thickets and rocky monly visited waterfall on the Krka River is Park and choose to visit many of the other
Park in 1985. This confirmed the exceptional areas, while the river is habitat for many to the Franciscan monastery on Visovac Island, lasts 2 hours one of Croatia’s best known natural wonders. attractions, in addition to Skradinski buk.
value of the beauty of the karst river, the endemic fish species. The Krka River is excep- (includes 30 minute stop on Visovac Island) The waterfalls were created by travertine
distinctiveness of its natural phenomena and tionally important for the spring and autumn barriers, islands and lakes. The waterfalls can
its cultural and historical monuments. With bird migrations. Due to the number of species to Roški Slap waterfall, lasts 3.5 hours be viewed year round thanks to the network Ethno presentation
its seven travertine barriers, the Krka River is found here, this is one of Europe’s foremost (includes 30 minute stop on Visovac Island) of trails and bridges that allow for pleasant
a natural karst phenomenon. Krka National ornithological areas. and safe walking. The watermills in the national park belong
Park lies within Šibenik–Knin County and to the Krka monastery and ruins of the Trošenj and Nečven fortresses, lasts 2.5 hours the system of pre–industrial water–pow-
includes the Krka River (from two kilometres The area of the Krka River abounds in cultural The Skradinski buk locality can be reached via ered plants on the Krka River. As a symbol of
downstream of the town of Knin to Skradin) and historical monuments, traces of human An expert guide can be arrived for the above tours by prior agreement. the Lozovac entrance. From April to Octo- economic power, they were often a source of
and the lower course of the Čikola River. creation since prehistoric times. These include For rides to Skradinski buk, visitors can hire a boat in Skradin with park guide. ber, individual visitors can enjoy the free bus conflict. The preserved mills date back to the
the remnants of the aqueduct in the Roman The hospitality offer of Krka National Park includes restaurants and buffets. service organized by Krka National Park from 19th century. Today, they have high cultural
Travertine, the fundamental phenomenon of settlement Scardona, the remnants of the the entrance to Skradinski buk. The second and historical significance, as monuments of
Krka National Park is a common appearance Roman military camp at Burnum and the ru- entrance is Skradin. From April to November, rural architecture and the economy of the
in the surface watercourses of the Dinaric ins of the medieval Croatian fortresses from visitors can be transported by boats organ- past, due to their primary activity and tradi-
karst, but it rarely builds waterfalls as it the 14th century: Trošenj, Nečven, Bogočin, Distance
(km)
Knin Visovac Roški
slap
Krka
monas-
Burnum Puljani Motor-
way, exit
Motor-
way, exit
Lozovac
ized by Krka National Park according to the tional appearance. They are also ethnographic Educational trail Krka Hydropower Plant
has on the Krka River. Travertine, which is Kamičak and Ključica. In terms of size and tery Šibenik Skradin sailing schedule. Both the boat and bus ser- monuments. Demonstrations are held in the
limestone that has settled out of the water the level of preservation, Ključica is one of vice are included in the entrance ticket price restored water columns of Krka National Park: The Skradinski buk trail (1900 m) is a pleas- The remnants of the former Krka Hydro-
Drniš 24 15 18 28 21 19 25 33 31
and accumulated on the travertine–building the most important fortified structures in for individual visitors. see how wheat was milled, cloth washed, bags ant one hour walk, passing over travertine power Plant stand at Skradinski buk. The
organisms (mosses, algae, etc.) creates vari- Knin - 29 42 26 18 22 49 57 54 and carpets woven, horseshoes smithed and barriers and offering visitors the opportunity power plant began operations in 1895, just
Croatia. Among the sacral structures, the
ous geomorphological forms. most valuable are the Franciscan Church of Lozovac 54 19 30 30 37 41 6 13 - Nature lovers and hikers can reach Skradinski learn more about the old fashioned ways of to become better acquainted with the wealth two days after Tesla’s hydroelectric plant at
Our Lady of Visovac and the monastery Our Skradin 57 10 17 36 39 43 14 4 9 buk from the Lozovac entrance in about ten ploughing, food preparation in the old kitch- of flora and fauna of the Krka River, especially Niagara Falls. Thanks to the builders, Mayor
Due to the distinctive position and various Lady of Mercy on Visovac Island, and the Krka minutes on the 800 m walking trail. A 4 km ens, etc. the living communities of the travertine bar- Ante Šupuk and engineer Vjekoslav Meisch-
Šibenik 66 31 42 42 49 53 - 25 12
types of habitats along the Krka River, this Monastery (Holy Archangel). The many water walking and bicycle trail connects the Skradin riers and the aquatic habitats. ner, Šibenik received electricity before many
area stands out for its exceptional wealth of mills and washing columns are monuments entrance with Skradinski buk. European cities.
flora and fauna. To date, 1022 plant species of rural architecture.
and subspecies have been recorded in the Krka National Park is open to visitors years round, and can be toured by water, road or hiking trails. Visit the multimedia room in the Branch
park area. Many amphibians can be found office in Skradin, where you can become
Roški slap
Roški slap waterfall is found 36 km down-
stream of the source of the Krka River. It was
named after the Rog (meaning horn) fortress
that stood on the right bank of the Krka River,
southeast of the village Rupe. The start of the
barrier consists of a series of small cascades
(called the Necklaces by the locals), following
by numerous backwaters and islets. At this
section, the canyon spreads out like a funnel
and the Krka River falls 15 m into Visovac Lake.

Roški slap can be reached by road from Drniš,


Knin and Skradin or on the organized boat
excursions of Krka National Park leaving from
Skradinski buk. The tour lasts 3.5 hours and
includes a 30 minute tour of Visovac Island.
Publisher: Visovac The hospitality facilities at Roški slap are open Krka Monastery Manojlovac slap Archaeological site Burnum
Public Institute of Krka National Park from April to October. View the watermills,
For the publisher:
Tonči Restović
Visovac Island is among Croatia’s most valu- columns and weaver’s loom, take a walk on The Krka Monastery, the spiritual centre of Just several hundred metres from the Burnum Hidden in the heart of the Dalmatinska
Concept: able natural and cultural values. The Francis- the trail along the Necklaces or take an organ- the Orthodox faith, stands 3.5 kilometres east archaeological locality, the Manojlovac slap Zagora region, deep in the rocks and karst
Ivona Cvitan, Silvija Čaleta can Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy and the ized boat excursion to the Krka Monastery of Kistanje, in a bay on the Krka River. Erected waterfall is found along the road Knin – and overgrowth with macchia brush, stands
Photographs:
Church of Our Lady of Visovac have stood and the ruins of the Trošenj and Nečven on the foundations of an earlier Eremite Kistanje. This is the third waterfall in the series, a gem of ancient history: the Roman military
Archive, Public Institute of Krka National Park
Graphic design: here since 1445. The complex, together with fortresses (2.5 hours). Entrance tickets for monastery, it was first mentioned in the the tallest and considered by many to be camp Burnum. It was erected at the turn of
Parabureau, Zagreb the beautiful landscape of Visovac Lake, com- Krka National Park and boat excursion tickets written records in 1402. A church built in the the loveliest waterfall on the Krka River. The the new era, at a position that allowed for
2014 prises a magnificent entity. During its stormy for the Krka Monastery are available at the Byzantine style stands next to the monastery. waterfall consists of a series of travertine bar- control of the passage across the Krka River.
Public Institute of Krka National Park
history, Visovac was and has remained an entrance (reception) of Krka National Park at Early Roman catacombs are found under the riers, with a total height of 59.6 m. The largest Burnum was the seat of the XI legion of the
a Trg Ivana Pavla II. br. 5 island of peace and prayer, and the Franciscan Roški slap. church, and are open to visitors. The treasury barrier is 32.2 m high. The canyon around the Roman army of Claudiae Piae Fidelis and IV
22000 Šibenik, Croatia monastery a fortress of spirituality and faith. of the monastery houses numerous icons waterfall is overgrown with lush sub–Mediter- legion of Flaviae Felix. Auxiliary units (cohorts)
t +385 (0)22 201 777 The monastery houses a valuable archaeo- and artistic artefacts, and valuable books ranean vegetation, with small fields and pas- were stationed here in a small camp con-
The educational walking trail Stinice – Roški
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e info@npk.hr logical collection, a collection of historical slap – Oziđana pećina extends over a dis- and manuscripts. The monastery was named tures lining the river. During periods of high structed in the eastern part of the complex.
w www.npkrka.hr church linens and dishes and a rich library, tance of 8,5 km and it is one of the loveliest after the Krka River, which abounds here in waters, the waterfall crashes into the depths
with several historical manuscripts, valuable walking trails in Croatia. The trail is fitted plant and animal species, thanks to the water with a deafening noise, creating a veil of mist Visitors can view the arches of the com-
Branch office in Skradin
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books and incunabula. with educational panels providing detailed which provides them with life and the peace in a rainbow palette of colours. During the mand building in the camp, the only military
f +385 (0)22 771 689 information on the flora and fauna character- that is assured due to man’s absence. The warmer part of the year, the waterfall is dry, amphitheatre in Croatia and several walls of
Due to the centuries of worship of the istic for the Krka National Park areas, and on Krka Monastery can be visited by organized as the water is channelled into the reservoir the military exercises area. The archaeological
Mother of God, this island is often called Our the geological phenomena and cultural and boat excursions (lasts 2.5 hours) from Roški of the nearby Miljacka hydroelectric plant. In artefacts recovered from this locality (weap-
Lady’s Island. Visovac has always attracted historical localities found along the trail. slap from April to October. It can also be 2011, the trail with viewpoint was cleared and ons, tools, daily use objects) are on display in
pilgrims, who today arrive via the organized reached by road (marked on the map). reopened to visitors. At that time, a plaque the Burnum archaeological collection at the
boat excursions of Krka National Park. Visits Oziđana pećina cave, a locality within the in honour of Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph I Puljani Centre. The locality and archaeologi-
to Visovac Island are possible by way of boat framework of the educational walking trail was revealed, as it was at this very spot that cal collection are open for visitors during the
excursion from Skradinski buk, Stinice and Stinice – Roški slap – Oziđana pećina, is a site the emperor, together with his wife Elizabeth, whole year. Burnum can only be reached
Remetić (marked on the Krka National Park of exceptional natural, cultural and historical admired the beauty of Manojlovac slap. by road.
map). A visit to Visovac Island includes a 30 significance. There is a record of continuous

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minute tour of the island, the Franciscan human presence in the cave from 5000 to
monastery, church and museum. 1500 B.C. An in situ archaeological collection
has been put on display in the cave.

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