Hidden Gems

Visit the natural wonder of Krka National Park with sailing holidays in Croatia

By Jenny Wilson
on  May 27, 2015

Sailing holidays in Croatia give you the opportunity to explore a diverse array of landscapes, with plentiful beautiful islands to explore. The ancient city of Split is a perfect location to begin your adventure or to enjoy the last days of your holiday. Just a couple of hours inland from this bustling town is one of Croatia’s must-see attractions.
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Krka National Park covers over 140 square miles of spectacular scenery and is home to over 800 different species of plantlife. The lush woods and clear waters of the Krka River ensure there is plenty of wildlife to see here too. River creatures, fish, reptiles, many different birds and over 200 species of bat are just some of the animals you can expect to find within the park.

The main attraction here is the dazzling array of waterfalls. The Skradinski Buk waterfalls are made up of 17 different falls that vary in height up to 45m, and are one of Croatia’s most popular visitor sights. The park also has another famed set of falls, Roski Slap, comprising a series of 12 falls in one 450m stretch.

The best way to enjoy the park is to arrange a boat excursion. Not only does this enable you to follow the Krka River, stopping off to wander along the pretty footpaths, but will also allow you access to the tiny island of Visovac. Previously inhabited by Franciscan monks, it features a monastery, a church and a library of interesting artefacts.

Anchor at Split and make sure you take the time to visit one of Croatia’s most special sights.

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