Krka national park

Taking a tour to the Krka National Park from Split is a great way to spend the day.

Before you book a tour, check whether the trip includes the National Park Krka entrance ticket. The ticket itself costs about 27€ – so some organizers do not include it in the price to have a lower marketing price than the competition.

Krka National Park is a beautiful destination that is getting more and more attractive from year to year. Together with Plitvice Lakes are top destinations that more people wish to see besides beaches, islands, and party towns.

The split town is one of the most prominent touristic centers in the low and high season, offering some one-day tours. Because of its close vicinity to the National Park Krka, you can use the Split town as a starting point for your trips to the surrounding area.

Krka is a mighty river that flows in lush vegetation, creating waterfalls and lakes. Many wooden paths and bridges that pass throughout the park give visitors a chance to enjoy all parks’ highlights.

Krka National Park and waterfalls

The course of the river ends with a picnic area by the impressive Skradinski Buk waterfall. This waterfall is the main attraction and challenging place for those wanting to experience the adrenalin charge of jumping off its highest point.

Skradinski Buk Krka Waterfall

How far is Krka National Park from Split

Park is about 80 km from Split. It takes approximately one hour to get to Krka NP. It depends on the period, as in high season (mid-July to mid-August), it can happen traffic jam.

The moment you get to the park, you will be immediately amazed by the sights in front of you.

The whole park is just a marvel of nature, and you will feel like you never want to leave.

Thera are different one-day tours to Krka National park; some trips include only Krka river and its park while others offer Sibenik town, Croatian UNESCO heritage.

Many of the tours on offer also take you to Sibenik, a charming and historically rich city to visit, which complements this nature tour so well.

Sibenik town

Krka National Park Archaeological localities

The area around the Krka River includes many important archaeological sites, without which it would be impossible to know anything about the history of the area.

Within the national park boundaries, there are about 20 archaeological sites from all periods, from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages.

Medieval fortresses

The ruins of several Early Croatian fortresses from the 14th century line the banks of the Krka River: Kamičk, Trošenj, Nečven, Bogočin, and Ključica, one of the largest and most significant defensive structures in all of Croatia.

Kljucica middle age fortress

Ključica fortress

Ključica is the largest and best-preserved medieval fortress in the Krka National Park. It was built by the Croatian nobles Nelipići in the 13th century over the canyon of the river Čikola to protect their estates from the rival noble family Šubić.

Due to its strategic position, Ključica was often the cause of conflicts between its masters from Šibenik. In 1546 it was occupied by the Turks who ruled it until 1648 when they were finally expelled. Since then, Ključica has been abandoned and it has never been inhabited again.

Nečven fortress

Krka river Necuven fortress

The medieval fortress Nečven was built on the very edge of a cliff on the left bank of the Krka.

Its first masters were the Nelipićs, the owners of the entire area. It was owned by them until 1421, after which it came into the possession of the noble Martinušić family. At the beginning of the 16th century, Nečven was conquered by the Turks, in whose hands it remained until 1688.

Trošenj  fortress

Krka National park Trosenj fortress

Opposite the Nečven fortress, on the right bank of the Krka, rises the medieval fortress Trošenj. It was once owned by the Croatian noble family Šubić, who completely controlled the right bank of the Krka. It was probably erected to guard and supervise a strategically important bridge over the river.

The Turkish army captured Trošenj in 1522 and housed a military garrison there and built a circular tower. With the penetration of the Venetian army into this area in 1686, the Turks were expelled, and the fortress was largely destroyed.

Krka national perk boat excursions

Krka National Park also offers attractive boat excursions towards Visovac Island, Roški slap (waterfall), the Krka monastery, and the Early Croatian fortresses of Trošenj and Nečven. Check some most attractive tours from Split town: