After leaving the beautiful island of Vis that you’ve all seen here and here, we rented a car in the city of Split and drove up the coast to our next destination – a small agriturismo in the Croatia countryside. For those who aren’t familiar, an “agriturismo,” is a bed and breakfast type hotel/resort located on a farm, and often has the freshest food!
The small bed and breakfast was called Agrotourism Kalpic and was conveniently located only a 10-minute drive from these beautiful falls. Since we knew that this was another must-see on our list, it was the perfect option for our stay. More on the agriturismo in a post to come!On our first full day here, we decided to venture to Krka National Park to see the waterfalls. Although, this isn’t the biggest national park or the biggest waterfalls in Croatia, they are the only ones that you’re allowed to swim in, and who wouldn’t want to say that they’ve swam in a waterfall in their life?
We were lucky that it was a warm, sunny day when we visited, since the water around the falls was freezing! Despite the temperature, it was such a great experience, and something I highly recommend if you ever find yourself in Croatia. We had a great time swimming around and snapping photos with Nick’s waterproof camera gear.
One thing I do recommend if you’re planning to go to Krka is that you leave on the earlier side. By the time mid-day rolls around there are buses upon buses of people arriving for tours, so the park gets extremely crowded. Since we knew that we were only really interested in seeing the falls and swimming a bit, we decided to pass on a tour guide. This ended up being a great decision as this cut our time at the park in half, and left us time to explore the small towns nearby. I also highly recommend bringing a pair of water shoes since it is a bit rocky and slippery when you’re getting in the water around the falls. I know that I fell a few times even with my water shoes on.
These pictures still get me every time – I mean does this even look real?
Let me know if you have any questions about our Croatia trip! Would love to give any restaurant or sight seeing recommendations that you may be interested in!