Chasing Waterfalls: Visiting the Krka National Park

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The first time I saw pictures of the Krka National Park, I knew I wanted to go there. It had been on my list for a long time already before we finally decided to go. Our plan was to rent a scooter, drive there and explore the Skradinski Buk waterfalls, which are the most popular, and maybe from there jump on a boat that could take us to the island of Visovac and Roški slap. What we didn’t know, when we started hitting the road, was that we’d do completely backward because we’d miss the turn that took us to Skradinski Buk…

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Instead of turning to go to Skradinski Buk, we ended up in Skradin, on the wrong side of the river. Still looking for the waterfalls, we decided instead of just enjoying our day outside. It was a hot and sunny day, we had a scooter and lot of sightseeing to do. So we took our time, stopped for lunch by the river and ended up close to Visovac. Obviously, we took the boat to cross over and explore that small island!

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Visovac is a small island in the middle of the Krka River. It happens to have a monastery on it, and it’s the quietest place we’ve been in a long time! It was so peaceful and beautiful! Even the chickens on the island we’re making a lot of noises. There was definitely something magical there, and we could have stayed forever. Unfortunately, the boat was leaving forty-five minutes later, so we had to hurry-up. We ended up walking around the island in less than ten minutes and after half an hour, we’d seen pretty much everything, so we just sat by the water and enjoyed our time there.

I think what I loved the most about this island was that it could have been totally sustainable. They had a big garden, lots of fruits trees, a few chickens, and it wouldn’t be hard to fish. If someone wanted to live there and get away from civilization for a while, they totally could. I mean, they even had bamboo there!

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Because we were already in Visovac and so up north already, we decided to make it to Roški Slap and come back down after to visit the main waterfall. On the way there, the view was just amazing. Just driving in the countryside of Croatia was amazing. And we had plenty of time to look around since our scooter didn’t go very fast. Fortunately for us, the roads weren’t very busy!

When we finally arrived there, we realized we had to hurry up if we wanted to have the time to visit Skradanski Buk too before the park closed. So we check out the waterfalls pretty quickly and even hiked up to the cave! To be honest, it was too hot and there was way too many stairs for me to enjoy the cave when we got to the top, but I did like the view!

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The stairs…

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TOO. MANY. STAIRS.

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I was absolutely exhausted after that, so it was good to get back on the road! We push our baby scooter to the max to try to drive the 25km between the two waterfalls as quickly as possible! 40 minutes later, we finally arrived in Skradinski Buk but to be honest, there was nothing really interesting. It was pretty, but I wanted to see more… When I saw that there were people still at the bottom of the waterfall, where the view would be amazing, we started running 🙂 We made it to the bottom pretty quickly, got awesome pictures and took our time to get back to our scooter.

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I think we left the park at 8:02… Just a LITTLE bit late 😉 But it made our day so much more worth it! On the way back, I had the chance to get some amazing pictures of the sunset. I think it was a good thing we took that first wrong turn at the beginning of our trip, or it wouldn’t have been near this amazing!

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You want to visit Krka too, don’t you?

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