Krka National Park

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Known for its many lakes and waterfalls, there is so much more to this national park than natural beauty.

Apart from the phenomenal waterfalls, there are five medieval fortresses that can be visited, and for those interested in archaeology, the park in conjunction with the Municipal Museum of Drnis, Bologna University, and Zadar University, organises an International Summer Archaeology School, where student researchers can help with digs and conservation of the Roman military camp at Burnum.

If that’s too much, you can visit the ruins of the former Krka Hydroelectric Plant at Skradinski Buk, near the pretty town of Skradin. The plant began operations in 1895, just two days after Tesla’s hydroelectric plant on Niagara Falls became operational. Due to the historical significance, the Krka plant is protected as a monument of industrial architecture.

My favourite outing is to Visovac Island situated in the middle of Visovac Lake. Since 1445, the island holds the Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy, and the Church of Our Lady of Visovac. The grounds are superb, much better taken care of than Saint Marija Island on Mljet.

You can take boat excursions around Krka, including Visovac that last for a maximum of four hours.

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Krka National Park
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