Krka Falls, Croatia

From the first day we arrived we knew we had to get to Krka Falls and our last full weekend we made it there. Our airport transfer driver recommended it highly.

We took a bus from Split main bus station and our driver was quiet, but I was able to talk to him briefly from the gate to the falls to the main parking lot, and he works seriously long hours during summer, and this is his easy time. He makes 100 trips to Krka falls in a summer, I can’t imagine it blows his mind quite as much as it used to!

Before the trip we found the library and it was ok, though seemed odd that no one was using it except for parents waiting for their kids to finish school. However, we’ve been learning about the planets lately and we got to review our planets in Croatian.

We love libraries, this is the one near us in Split
We love libraries, this is the one near us in Split

Our local street has some takeaway restaurants (wish we could try them but our food issues stop us from doing this nearly all the time unless we know the food has no chance of containing gluten) but also a petanque pitch in the back, always has a game on in the early evening.

These gentleman played 2-3 games then money was exchanged. Might be a fun way to pay for your dinner, aye.

These gentleman played petanque
These gentleman played petanque

Both kids love animals, but my daughter is seriously into them, she carries cat food around with her so she can help any stray she meets. Of course she knows to not approach the feral, crazy ones, but the nice ones love the attention and the food! This one particularly loudly purring beauty we found on the Riva.

My daughter loves animals and now carries around cat food just in case
My daughter loves animals and now carries around cat food just in case

Krka Falls is not only a falls but the entire stretch of river contains things like a ruined Roman garrison and midieval monasteries; we only had time for the falls itself because it was offseason and no other services were running.

Our bus pulled up (really a large van) to the parking lot at the falls and we got out, our only other company the two gals who rode up with us. The only other noise was the sound of rushing water. Simple and amazing at the same time.

The start of the Krka Falls walk
The start of the Krka Falls walk

What we really liked was that there were no railings. It might seem a little risky to fall in and get swept away, but even if you did, you wouldn’t get very far and the water isn’t very deep. It meant we could see everything a little bit better.

Krka Falls walk; it's much better walking on the platforms
Krka Falls walk; it’s much better walking on the platforms
Some fall colours on the Krka Falls walk
Some fall colours on the Krka Falls walk

At some points the falls goes where it wants, parts of the trail had water running through them, and later when we got to the restaurant/gift shop area at the bottom, water was running right next to the largest restaurant there, nature’s improvisation.

Here the trail platform serves its purpose:

The water runs wherever there's room at Krka Falls
The water runs wherever there’s room at Krka Falls

The falls cast a fine mist across the viewing bridge, and a pleasant white noise.

Our first glimpse of the Krka Falls, a fine mist spread in front of us, cool and crisp
Our first glimpse of the Krka Falls, a fine mist spread in front of us, cool and crisp

We stopped in this shaded glade for our picnic (near the toilets) and the sun through the trees was simply breathtaking to me.

I loved the light at Krka Falls, the sun glowed through the trees
I loved the light at Krka Falls, the sun glowed through the trees

During the summer months this boat, and others, take you down the river to see things like the Roman garrison and at least one monastery. The hills rise sheer above this valley, giving it an even more protected feel.

We would have loved to take this boat further up the river, but Krka Falls suited us just fine
We would have loved to take this boat further up the river, but Krka Falls suited us just fine
We lay on the dock here at Krka Falls for an hour, soaking up the sun
We lay on the dock here at Krka Falls for an hour, soaking up the sun
The bridge over Krka Falls gives you a good look at it
The bridge over Krka Falls gives you a good look at it
Krka Falls is loud and majestic, it's quite long
Krka Falls is loud and majestic, it’s quite long
Some smart person started a braid, we finished it off
Some smart person started a braid, we finished it off

We loved Krka Falls so much and walked quite a bit so the ride home was a good chance for a tiny snooze. Look at these autumn colours!

Krka Falls is even more beautiful with its fall colours on, this view from the viewing platform and shops area
Krka Falls is even more beautiful with its fall colours on, this view from the viewing platform and shops area
Krka Falls is very long but I made an attempt to get all of it in one panorama
Krka Falls is very long but I made an attempt to get all of it in one panorama
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Nathaniel Flick

American born, Kiwi made. Bass player, black coffee, dark beer. Travelled Europe and the UK/Scotland from 2016-2018.

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