Sunday, February 22, 2015

The Krka National Park [Part 1/2]: The Travel

In this first part of the Krka National Park images you'll see our travel to the actual highlight of the trip: the waterfall(s) called Skradin Buk. The journey to it, leads you through awesome nature on walking paths. Of course the best parts are when you step away from the marked path, and that's where most of these images were taken actually. In the upcoming part you'll see the surprise that awaits you at the end of the trip to the waterfalls.

This is a two part series, for more click the links below:
Part One: Travel through Nature
Part Two: Visiting the Waterfalls


click on the images for a bigger view


About the Park

The Krka National Park encompasses an area of 109 square kilometers along the Krka River. The Park is a spacious, largely unchanged region of exceptional and multifaceted natural value, and includes one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. You arrive on top of the hill, where you can park your car (this is also the place where the regularly scheduled bus from the city Sibenik drops you off). There you pay the entrance fee, and can take a bus into the valley, or, as we did, take a hike through the nature.




Along the Way

Nature lovers will enjoy this park a lot. There is something incredible to see at every corner. This amazing place houses swamps, pathways, lakes, rivers, wide spaces and thick, jungle like, corners. The attractions and facilities available are various footpaths, sightseeing tours and presentations, boat trips, souvenir shops, a museum, and restaurants. There are also several archeological remains of unpreserved fortresses in the park's vicinity dating back to as far as the Roman times.




Waterfalls

There are many small waterfalls located along the way, and also lookout spots from which you can take shots like the one that follows. Bring lots of water and also food with you. The prices they charge at the entrance are absurd. You will also discover many resting spots where you can take a break. Traveling to the waterfalls takes an hour to an hour and a half.

End of Part One
To be continued...

In the next part you'll see the waterfalls and some amazing wildlife shots. Here is a small preview:

20 comments:

  1. Really nice, Mersad. I very much like the photo of the exposed roots! Very cool.

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  2. Lovely photos. I visited here. It's beautiful, though it was a dull, damp day when I went so my photos don't sparkle like yours.

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    1. Our day was so hot, so wish we could have had some clouds. But with enough water it's a manageable visit during a hot day.

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  3. What a lovely travel log. Would love to see this area for myself!

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  4. What a gorgeous location this is! There are so many beautiful things to see and photograph.

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    1. Just being there is so great, the images are the icing on the cake :)

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  5. Beautiful, beautiful park. Looks like a lot of human wildlife there, too--LOL! ;)

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    1. Yes, there sure are a lot of visitors.

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  6. Excellent-- Many difficult lighting situations overcome! A lovely visit.

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  7. I visited this national park three years ago. This is a beautiful place.

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  8. I visited this national park three years ago. This is a beautiful place.

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    1. Do you have any photos on your blog? Would love to see them.

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  9. So beautiful. Love the cascades of the waterfalls!

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  10. Looks like a jewel of a park and it's huge, 109 km². That would definitely take a few days to explore! Looking forward to part two of this series.

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    1. It would. But not all of the parks surface is open for visitors. Some is just untouched nature.

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  11. Was für ein schöner Ort! Der Wasserfall ist traumhaft! Da würde es mir jetzt auch gefallen! :)

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  12. So beautiful, Mersad. I would like to see this place.

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  13. gorgeous scenery. I wish there was a park like this near my house.

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