Escorted tour / English speaking escort from start to finish
Krka National Park is the seventh National park in Croatia, known for its many lakes and waterfalls. Travelling on the highway from Split, it takes about an hour and 15 minutes, and after entering, the visitor himself chooses the manner and path of the tour by his taste and possibilities.
- Departure towards the National park
- Arrival and free time for sightseeing
- Gathering and departure to the Falconry center
Its name, the park got after the eponymous river, which, on its way towards the sea forms numerous lakes, waterfalls and rapids. Springing at the foot of the mountain, the river flows through the canyon 75 km long, and through the Prokljan Lake it flows into the bay. With seven waterfalls and a total drop of 242 meters, the Krka River is a natural phenomenon and a great tourist attraction. It is rich in various species of fish (10 endemic species) and the birds, as the National Park incorporates one of the most valuable ornithological areas in Europe. Throughout the park there are significant cultural and historical monuments. In addition to ancient archaeological sites, medieval fortresses and religious monuments and mills, within the park is a valuable monument of industrial architecture - hydropower Jaruga - the second oldest power plant in the world and first in Europe.
The most impressive waterfall is Skradinski buk, with an altitude difference of 50 m and 17 steps spreaded over almost a kilometer in length and a width of 400 meters, is the largest travertine waterfall in Europe. Also nearby is Roski fall which can be reached by boat or a beautiful walking trail (8.5 km). With a length of 650m it creates 12 waterfalls, with a total height of 27 meters. On the left bank of the waterfalls are mills (which are used to grind wheat and corn) some of which are still in use today. From Roski fall the river forms a long Visovac Lake, in the middle of which is a small island after which the lake got its name. On it, there is a church and a Franciscan monastery that was historically demonstrated as a guardian of peace and a prayer. Also there are important archaeological collections, historical manuscripts and valuable books within the monastery.
After the National Park followed by a short ride, we arrive at the Falconry center, located in a pine forest near the town of Sibenik. The center is a unique place where visitors can learn about the mysterious life of the sky hunters - falcons. Birds of prey have always impressed man, and as falconry, and hunting with a falcon is as old as the ancient cultures of our planet. For visitors, our hosts have prepared a special program during which they can enjoy the beauty of falcon's flight and be "face to face" with this incredible celestial hunters. For already a number of years, different types of prey were grown here, which in nature due to the relentless flow of "civilization" has fewer places...