In 2014 I took a trip to Split in Croatia for the Ultra Music Festival. It was an absolutely amazing experience and to top it off I spent my last day visiting Krka National Park. Most people think of Plitvic Lakes (if any) when it comes to glorious national parks in Croatia but trust me when I say that Krka really doesn’t disappoint.
How to get there:
There are a couple of places around Split which organize trips for you. We chose a company that sent a mini bus to collect us straight from our door and back again. The journey was roughly an hour and a half long there and back (which we gladly slept for).
How long to stay:
To get the most out of it, you really need to dedicate a full day to this place. From where you park to the main swimming area is quite a distance. It takes a kilometre or two to reach the Skradinski Buk (the main attraction of the park) but the scenery along the way is breathtaking (and really enjoyable if you’re not on crutches like I was!)
How much money to bring:
We paid for the tour upfront which cost roughly €50 each. This paid for our transport there and back as well as entry into the park. Once you are there you don’t really need much money. There are souvenir shops and restaurants on sight but neither are outrageously expensive. If you want to cut costs, you can even bring food with you instead! It is a very inexpensive trip once you pay for your transport and entry.
What to bring:
I visited in the height of summer which meant I brought a bag with suncream and water. I couldn’t swim due to being on crutches at the time but if you do you may want to pack a spare change of clothes and a towel for drying/lying down on. The heat is intense in the summer in Croatia so you will dry off pretty quickly.
Overall it is an absolutely amazing experience to go see Krka National Park and was definitely worth the early start!