Depart Splitby bus and head to the Sibenik region to the famous Krka river waterfalls, located in the Krka National Park. The park covers an area of 142 sq km (55 sq miles) and was established in 1985 to protect the middle and lower stretches of the Krka River, which flows in the bay of Sibenik. The source of the river is near Knin, and the river begins its journey of 75 km (47 miles) inside a canyon on the limestone plateau behind Sibenik. It finally spills over into the spectacular Roski Slap and Skradinski Buk waterfalls, forming a series of lakes and rapids surrounded by lush vegetation. The bird life in the park is very diverse. Included in the park is the island of Visovac, home to the Roman Catholic Visovac Monastery founded by the Franciscans in 1445.
The park also includes the Serbian Orthodox Monastery Krka founded in 1345.
Situated in the Krka National Park, the Krka falls have 17 natural cascades. The Krka River is a unique phenomenon due to its gypsum mineral formations that have created the unique landscape of the falls. This entire area has been preserved in its original form. Next, see the extraordinary Skrandinski Buk waterfall, the highest waterfall in Europe. From a height of 45 m (147 ft), this impressive waterfall cascades down 17 steps over a distance of 800 m (2,624 ft). Above the falls is large plateau that allows for spectacular views. A path wanders around the falls for those who wish to explore them further. Also, see the old mill that is still used for grinding.