Vista 242 vegades, descarregada 5 vegades
a prop de Krstača, Šibensko-Kninska (Hrvatska)
75% asphalt 20% gravel 5% dirt
in dry conditions 4x4 is not required
Krka National Park lies within Šibenik-Knin County, and covers a total area of 109 km² of the loveliest sections of the Krka River, and the lower course of the Čikola River.
The national park is a vast and primarily unaltered area of exceptional natural value, including one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems. The purpose of the park is primarily to serve science, culture, education and recreation, while tourism activities have also been introduced for its visitors.
Including the submerged part of the river at the mouth, the Krka River is 72.5 km long, making it the 22nd longest river in Croatia. It springs in the foothills of the Dinara mountain range, 2.5 km northeast of Knin. With its seven waterfalls and a total drop in altitude of 242 m, the Krka is a natural and karst phenomenon. The travertine waterfalls of the Krka River are the fundamental phenomenon of this river.
The need to legally protect the Krka River and its exceptional natural values was already recognized in the mid 20th century. The initiative to proclaim the Krka River a national park was again launched in 1971, with the drafting of a physical plan entitled Krka National Park: physical development plan. On 24 January 1985, the Parliament of the Socialist Republic of Croatia proclaimed the area covering 142 km² from the Early Croatian fortresses of Trošenj and Nečven to the Šibenik Bridge, including 3.5 km of the course of the Čikola River, a national park. Due to four urban centres (Skradin, Bilice, Raslina and Zaton), the construction of the Zagreb–Split motorway and the development of tourism and other economic activities in the area, in 1997 the Croatian Parliament revised the park boundaries by passing the Act on Amendments to the Act on the Proclamation of Krka National Park. The southern border of the park was shifted to upstream from the Skradin Bridge, and the northern part virtually all the way to Knin. The park boundaries stretch for 50 km along the upper and middle course of the Krka River (two kilometres downstream from Knin all the way to Skradin), and the lower course of the Čikola River (including the confluence and 3.5 km of the river canyon), in the territory of the towns of Knin, Drniš and Skradin, the City of Šibenik, and the municipalities of Ervenik, Kistanje and Promina.
Pure nature mini camp in the middle of nowhere. Perfect for lovers of peace and nature.
100kn (cca 15 €) per night, 2 person, camper, electricity.
Homemade produce available.......homemade wine, brandy, seasonal fruit, eggs, prosciutto.....
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Visovac Island is situated in the middle of Visovac Lake.
The Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy, and the Church of Our Lady of Visovac, have stood here since 1445. With their magnificent grounds, they form a unique entity.
Visovac Island is among the most important natural and cultural values of the Republic of Croatia. Since 1445, this has been the site of the Franciscan monastery of Our Lady of Mercy, and the Church of Our Lady of Visovac. With their magnificent grounds and surrounded by Visovac Lake, this forms a unique entity. During its stormy history, Visovac was and has remained an island of peace and prayer, and the Franciscan monastery is a fortress of spirituality and faith, and one of the key foundation stones of the survival of the Croats and the preservation of the Croatian national identity. The monastery possesses a significant archaeological collection, a collection of historical church linens and dishes, and a rich library with many valuable books and incunabula.
The centre of worship for the Mother of God at Visovac is the painting of the Virgin. According to the legend, the Franciscans brought the painting with them when they were forced to flee Bosnia during the Turkish invasions, and they found new shelter at Visovac. Due to the centuries of worship of Our Lady, the island of Visovac is also called Our Lady’s Island.
Roški slap is also called the 'vast waterfall', and is made up of a 22.5 m high main waterfall and countless backwaters, cascades and travertine islands.
Roški slap is situated about 36 km downstream of the Krka River spring. The start of the barrier is made up of a series of small cascades (called the 'necklace' by the locals), followed by numerous backwaters and islets. Between Roški waterfall and Oziđana pećina cave there are 517 wooden steps.
Over the waterfall, there is a road that dates back to Roman times. Throughout most of Roški slap, the natural environment is pristine and of great interest to nature lovers. On the left bank are a series of attractive water mills, several of which have been restored and returned to their original function.
The complex of water mills at Roški slap is among the most interesting and prized ethnographic monuments in Dalmatia and Croatia.
This prehistorical locality is situated near the very top of the canyon, above Roški slap, and many traces of human settlement have been found here (fragments of ceramic dishes, stone artefacts, human bones…).
Oziđana pećina cave is situated on the left bank of the Krka River, just above the Roški slap, near the very top of the canyon.
Its interior is tunnel-shaped, 59 m long, about 7 m wide and 2.5 m high. During a reconnaissance study of the caves and pits in the Krka canyon in 1988, fragments of ceramic dishes bearing characteristics of the Hvar culture (early Neolithic age) were found in the cave, which was reason to conclude that this natural structure served humans as a living area.
A further study in early 2005 revealed more ceramic fragments, this time belonging to the Danilo culture. This was interesting enough to organize comprehensive archaeological research in the cave, and the results were very interesting: a large number of various ceramic dishes were found, clearly outlining the presence of all the Neolithic cultures, and those of the Eneolithic age and early and middle Bronze Age, i.e. from about 5000 BC to about 1500 BC. Stone artefacts (knives), stone tools (hand-held millstones) and various animal bones were found.
Another interesting find were the skeletons of two children, laying in the foetal position. Upon completion of this research, the public institute of the national park plans to set up a museum collection in situ, i.e. in the cave, and make this area accessible to the public