Skradin is the picturesque, charming little town at the National Park Krka Waterfalls' doorstep. Hidden in the estuary of the river Krka and surrounded by beautiful landscape.
Skradin is one of the oldest Croatian settlements with the "town" status. Skradin, which got its name during the Roman era, is one of the oldest towns in Croatia, whose history can be traced back to Illyrian times. The ancient Scardona was a Roman municipium, port, and stronghold for the army and an important trade center.
Avars, Turks, and Venetians all ravaged the town at different points throughout history. With the favorable geostrategic position, fertile soil, and plenty of freshwater sources, Skradin was always a place of interest. The rich history is reflected in the town's valuable cultural and historical heritage, seen at every corner.
Besides historical sights, this city is famous for its excellent gastronomic offer and top-quality Dalmatian wines. Don't miss out on an exquisite culinary experience and try some of the traditional dishes from Skradin. The famous dishes are Skradin risotto or local mouth-watering sweets made from figs, almonds, and mulberries.
Fish delicacies, both sea and river, eel, and trout, hold a special place. Supreme prosciutto ham dried in the north-eastern bora wind of the Skradin hinterland and meat specialties from cattle freely grazing in nature. Local, homegrown, and fresh ingredients are grown far away from cities and pollution.
Skradin and its natural surroundings are a paradise for lovers of active holidays. The calm waters and even currents of Krka estuary and Prokljan Lake are perfect for rowers. Bike trails passing through magical surroundings are ideal for the cycling enthusiast. Numerous walking paths are leading to spectacular viewpoints.
After passing the Šibenik Channel, sailing 8 NM from Šibenik through the magnificent narrow riverbed of Krka river and Prukljan strait, you will reach Skradin.
Here you can find a safe berth for your yacht or catamaran in ACI Marina Skradin. This marina is one of the most beautiful marinas on the Adriatic Sea and in Croatia. Disposing of 180 berths marina is open all year round. Due to sweet water in the marina pool, sailors, especially owners of wooden boats, leave their vessels gladly during the winter.
Krka Waterfalls National Park
Once you come to Skradin, the visit to the nearby National Park Krka is a must. River Krka is one of the most beautiful karst rivers in Europe. The most known and visited areas of Krka National Park are Skradinski Buk and Roški slap.
Skradinski Buk is one of Croatia's best-known natural treasures, made up of travertine cascades, islands, and lakes. Nature lovers and hiking fans can reach the Skradinski Buk along a 4 km long trail from Skradin or by excursion boat.
From Skradinski Buk waterfall, you can take a boat to Visovac Island and Roški slap waterfall. Visovac is a small island in the middle of the lake of the same name. Probably it is the best-known postcard of Krka NP. Since the 15th century, the Franciscan monastery and the church have been located on this island. You can walk the island on foot in less than an hour. On the island, you can enjoy beautifully landscaped gardens with as many as 185 different types of plants and the view of peacocks between tall apple trees. Culture lovers should not miss a visit to the monastery museum and library, which houses valuable incunabula and many Croatian literature rarities.
If you would like to visit Skradin and Krka along your sailing journey in Croatia, we have a great sailing itinerary suggestion - National Parks.
Besides a visit to NP Krka during your sailing holidays in Croatia, we arrange organized daily trips from Split and Trogir to the park. For a private or group program and schedule to Krka Waterfalls feel free to contact us for more details. We can arrange a trip to Krka by road/vehicle, or by boat.