The seven waterfalls of the Krka River
With its seven travertine waterfalls: Bilušića buk, Brljan, Manojlovac slap, Rošnjak, Miljacka slap, Roški slap and Skradinski buk, the Krka River is a natural and karst phenomenon.
Travertine is a common feature of the surface waters of the Dinaric karst; only the most extraordinary travertine creates significant layers, which build the waterfalls seen on the Krka River. The travertine waterfalls of the Krka River are very fragile formations, and are sensitive to environmental change and all human activities.
Only through the constant growth of phytogenic travertine is it possible to ensure the continued survival of the waterfalls that create the hydrogeology and landscape of the park, and form the foundation for its great biodiversity. The development and growth of the waterfalls is the result of complex physical, chemical and biological processes. In order for travertine to grow, live and age, it is imperative that the natural balance of the ecosystem of the Krka and Čikola Rivers be preserved.
The first of seven cascades on the course of the Krka River is Bilušića buk. The falls are found wedged in a canyon approximately 16 km downstream from the source, specifically 9 km downstream from Knin, at an altitude of 214 m above sea level. The appearance of the waterfall and current has been changed […]
Loveliest in the spring with the new green leaves and the lush vegetation has not yet covered the travertine cascades. Two kilometres downstream from Bilušića buk, at the canyon’s exit, the Krka River widens into the 400 metre wide and 1300 metre long Ćorić Lake (Bjelober, Brljan Lake). The lake emerged, in part, from the […]
Once a visitor sees the tallest and, many say, loveliest waterfall in all of its glory, it will long remain engrained in the memory as one of the most impressive natural scenes. Half a kilometre downstream from Brljan waterfall, where the river makes a sharp turn, Manojlovac waterfall emerges. This waterfall is the largest […]
Due to its primordial simplicity and mystical inaccessibility, the locals called it the Altar. Rošnjak is the smallest of the Krka waterfalls. One kilometre downstream from the Manojlovac slap, where the canyon is deeper and narrower, hidden in pristine nature, is the smallest waterfall on the Krka River: Rošnjak (Sondovjel or Šundovi). It is made […]
On the left bank of the river, just under the waterfall, is the Miljacka hydroelectric plant, the largest on the Krka River. Its construction began in 1904 and, until 1910, it was the most powerful hydroelectric plant in Europe. One kilometre downstream from Rošnjak, squeezed in the riverbed between tall cliffs overgrown with lush sub-Mediterranean […]
The six and second last waterfall, Roški slap, is exceptionally interesting due to its cascades, which the locals called the “necklace” due to the lush vegetation, mills and pillars, some of which have been restored, and much, much more. Approximately 14 kilometres downstream from Miljacka slap is Roški slap, the sixth cascade on the Krka […]
Skradinski buk is the seventh, final and longest travertine barrier on the Krka River. It is one of the most unusual and beautiful landscapes in Krka National Park. Skradinski buk is the seventh, final, and longest travertine barrier on the Krka River. It is located approximately 13 kilometres downstream from Roški slap and a total […]