Roski Waterfall (Roski Slap)
Some of the best views of Roski Slap are from the water; boat cruises run along the Krka River from the nearby Skradinski Buk waterfall. A hiking trail home to several lookout points loops around the lower section of the waterfall. See Roski Slap from a different perspective at the riverside village, where it’s also possible to visit old water mills, enjoy lunch at a restaurant overlooking the falls, or cool off in the river.
Most travelers opt to visit Roski Slap as part of a day trip to Krka National Park. Tours run from Split, Sibenik, Trogir, and Dubrovnik, and typically include a visit to the Skradinski Buk waterfalls and a boat cruise along the Krka river.
Things to Know Before You Go
Tickets are required to visit the Krka National Park and are available to purchase at any of the park entrances—hold on to your ticket as you may be asked to present it during your visit.
The main walking trail around Roski Slap takes around 30 minutes, but put aside around an hour to visit the falls, especially if you want to swim.
The village by the falls has a restaurant, cafe, and souvenir shop.
Bring comfortable shoes, sun protection (in the summer months), plenty of water, and your swimsuit.
Parking is available on both sides of the river.
The lower viewpoints are accessible for wheelchairs and strollers.
How to Get There
Krka National Park is located around six miles (10 kilometers) from Sibenik in northern Dalmatia, and is an around 1-hour drive from Split or a 40-minute bus journey from Sibenik. The closest park entrance to Roski Slap is at Laškovica, but a popular choice is to enter at Lozovac at the south of the park and take a boat cruise up to the waterfall. Transport is necessary to explore the park so consider taking a tour to avoid the hassle of hiring a car.
When to Get There
Krka National Park is open year-round. While summer is the most popular time to visit, each season brings its own unique charm. Visiting during low season (November to March) is the cheapest and quietest time but boat tours only run during the spring and summer. If you’re visiting in the busy summer months, plan for an early arrival to avoid the biggest crowds or stay until sunset, when the tour buses depart.
Exploring the Krka National Park
Just an hour’s drive from Split and Zadar, the Krka National Park has over 88 square miles (142 square kilometers) of forests and valleys set along the banks of the Krka River. The park has a network of hiking and mountain biking trails but is most renowned for its seven waterfalls, the largest of which is the Skradinski Buk waterfall. Additional highlights include the Krnići Gornji viewpoint, the Oziđana pećina cave, and the island and monastery of Visovac.
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