Krka National Park

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What are the Krka National Park waterfalls?

Among the many things that Croatia is famous for, waterfalls are at the top of the list. And some of the most impressive falls can be found at Krka National Park. There are seven main waterfalls in the park along the course of the Krka River: Bilušića buk, Brljan, Manojlovac slap, Rošnjak, Miljacka slap, Roški slap, and Skradinski buk. They are the park’s main attraction and draw around 1 million visitors each year.

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The 7 waterfalls of Krka National Park

Skradinski buk

When people talk about the Krka waterfalls, it is usually Skradinski Buk they’re referring to. The longest, largest, and most famous of the park’s waterfalls, it is also the last one on the Krka River before it joins the sea. The volume of water, which is the combined flow of the Krka and the Čikola rivers, creates a sparkling mist that spans the 800-metre length of the falls, a dazzling sight. Use the extensive network of wooden trails and bridges to see the 17 cascades and pools up close and get some amazing photographs.

Roški slap

Roški slap, the second-most well known waterfall at Krka National Park, is an exceptionally pretty sight. It fans out in a series of shallow cascades, known locally as “the Necklaces”, before tumbling into the teal-blue waters of the Visovac lake below. It is surrounded by abundant forests and many historic sites – restored watermills on both banks, a Roman bridge nearby with 22 stone arches, and the Oziđana pećina cave, a prehistoric site with remnants of human activity from the Stone Age.


Manojlovac is the tallest and most spectacular waterfall at Krka National Park. With a drop of 59.6 metres, it is situated at the point where the river makes at a sharp turn. Hike up to the lookout point on the cliffs facing Manojlovac, from where you can see the most awe-inspiring sight of the falls, the steep river canyon, and the blue river flowing through it. It is one of the park’s most visited attractions as well as one of the most photographed.

Bilušića buk

The first of the waterfalls on the Krka River, Bilušića buk is located 16 km from the source. It is the only waterfall in the park that has not been used to generate hydroelectric power. Take the short trail down to the falls, which flow over two travertine steps. At the end of the trail, you’ll find two ancient watermills set in the dense greenery overlooking the falls, giving the whole place the look of a fairy grotto.


The fourth waterfall on the Krka River after Manojlovac, Rošnjak is also the smallest and most inaccessible. A modest 8.4 metres tall and stretching just 40 metres, it can only be seen from a distance. Falling over a single tufa barrier in the steep river canyon, it is locally called “the Altar”. Its remoteness means it is also the most unspoilt of the Krka waterfalls.


Located 19 km from the source, Brljan is the second waterfall on the Krka River. About 180 metres wide and 300 metres long, these cascades tumble over tufa ridges to fall from a height of 15.5 metres into Brljan Lake (also known as Ćorić Lake) below. It’s one of the most impressive sights in Krka National Park, with the silver water of the falls creating a startling contrast to the blue waters of the lake and the deep green vegetation surrounding it.

Miljacka slap

Miljacka slap is unique because its surroundings are as impressive as the falls themselves. The Krka flows through a narrow riverbed between steep cliffs before cascading from a height of 24 metres over three large and many small travertine steps. Located below the falls is the Miljacka hydroelectric plant, which was the largest and the most powerful on the Krka River. Located nearby is also the Miljacka II cave, home to rare endemic species like the long-fingered bat.

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Frequently asked questions about Krka National Park waterfalls

Why are the Krka National Park waterfalls worth visiting?

The Krka waterfalls are one of Croatia’s most beautiful natural wonders, and the national park’s main attraction. They are formed by the Krka River flowing over tufa or travertine barriers, which are a result of the region’s unique karst landscape.

Do I need tickets to visit the waterfalls in Krka National Park?

Yes, you can visit the waterfalls by buying your Krka National Park tickets online.

How can I see the Krka waterfalls?

You can reach Krka National Park by bus or by car from Zadar, Split, or Trogir. Once you arrive at the national park, you can explore the waterfalls by walking or hiking to them, by taking a boat tour or the park’s shuttle buses, or by driving to them.

When is the best time to visit the Krka waterfalls?

The waterfalls at Krka National Park are loveliest in the off-peak season spring or autumn months of April to June and Septmber to October. Rainfall is common during these months, which increases the river’s flow over the travertine barriers, making the falls appear impressive. During the summer, the river water levels run low, causing some of the falls to decrease in intensity.

Which of the Krka National Park waterfalls is the most impressive?

All the seven waterfalls are unique and impressive in their own ways. However, Skradinski buk stands out for being the largest and longest falls, while Manojlovac is the tallest. The Roški slap cascades, which are known as “the Necklaces” are the prettiest falls in the park.