Zvonimir Peran

2019-02-23

Skradinski Buk is the most visited location of National Park Krka, which includes preserved nature alongside a landscape of River Krka. Some people call it "younger sister of Plitvice Lakes" since there are lots of similarities between these two parks.

River Krka canyon
River Krka canyon

How to arrive at Skradinski Buk

Two ways of transportation are car and bus. There are two entrances to the park: Skradin and Lozovac. Lozovac features free parking and bus ride to the entrance of the park, which is included in the ticket price.
Buses to Skradinski Buk depart from most of major Croatian cities like Split, Zadar and nearby Sibenik.


Tour of the park

I decided to visit by car. I left my car in Lozovac. The ticket price was around 5 euros, which is valid only for winter season.
During summer ticket is more expensive.
I didn't want to wait for the bus which would take me down to the park, so I went there on foot. It took me about 20 minutes to arrive at the entrance.
A tour of the park took me less than two hours. The main sights were beautiful Krka waterfalls, old mills, the church of St. Nicholas and preserved nature alongside the river.

Skradinski Buk waterfall
Skradinski Buk waterfall


Skradinski Buk2
Skradinski Buk2

The Church of St. Nicholas

The interesting fact about the church is its construction. It is mostly built of dripstone.

The Church of St. Nicholas
The Church of St. Nicholas

Skradinski Buk Mills

It is said that mills were built on Krka in the 12th century. In the 19th century, the watermill was replaced by steam mills.
All the mills on Krka were closed in the 1970s.

Skradinski buk traditional watermill
Skradinski buk traditional watermill

The Krka Hydro Dam Jaruga

Supuk's lake
Supuk's lake

The Imperial Belvedere

The Imperial Belvedere
The Imperial Belvedere


View from Imperial Belvedere
View from Imperial Belvedere