Croatia has some of the most beautiful places on Earth, and Krka National Park is no exception. This year is the second time I’ve visited, and I’d go again and again and again given the chance. It looks like something out of a fairytale. That is until you have a 12 year old girl sitting on her friend’s shoulders glaring and angrily gesturing for you to get out of the way so she can have the perfect instagram picture taken 😉
The water is fresh and so clean and being in it gives a glimpse of life as a mermaid. I do recommend bringing rock socks though, because coming in and out of the water is pretty complicated (and a little painful) with bare feet. If you’re taking a camera with you, do be careful not to drop it in the water! We saw someone lose their GoPro, and because it is quite deep in some places and there’s a bit of a current, they couldn’t get it back! Laying by the water is a relaxing way to take a break from swimming (and a good way to work on your tan).
Foodwise, you can buy sandwiches and fruit cups, and you can also visit the restaurant there, however, I do recommend taking a picnic with you. On the walk down to the water, there are many little stalls selling figs, sugared almonds, and other things of the sort which is really cute.
If you have a dog, it is possible to bring them along. I saw a few when I was there and it was the cutest thing ever! There are walking trails all about the park that they can enjoy with you.
Getting there is easy. I’ve taken a tour both times, where you meet altogether and go by bus with a guide giving you information along the way (this included a visit to the charming Šibenik), but you can drive there and take a shuttle bus down to the water, or take a bus sans tour as well.