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Krka National Park celebrates birthday with free entry for visitors

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Krka National Park, which is one of Croatia’s most breathtaking natural wonders, celebrated 39 years since it was declared a National Park on Wednesday.

To celebrate the occasion, Krka National Park offered visitors free entry to the park. Also, until the 31st of January 2024, entry to the Krka Eco Campus at Puljane and the Roški slap waterfall will be free.

On these days, a special emphasis will be placed on the education of visitors, in the form of organised free workshops for children and adults at the Krka Eco Campus in Puljane every day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Educational staff from the Krka National Park will lead workshops on the topics of environmental protection, the importance of sorting waste, and the possibility of its reuse and recycling. Visitors will be able to participate in making decorative items from recycled materials.

A screening of the film River Blue will be organised for the students of the Antun Vrančić High School in Šibenik on January 29 at 12 noon in the school hall.

Krka National Park celebrating birthday with free entry for visitors

Krka National Park

On the 24th of January 1985, an area of 142 km2 from the early Croatian fortresses of Trošenj and Nevčen to the Šibenik bridge, including 3.5 km of the course of the Čikola River, was proclaimed a national park by the Croatian Parliament. 

“It gives me great pleasure to participate in the celebration of the 39th birthday of the Krka National Park, which for many years has represented not only the natural wealth of Croatia, but also an exemplary example of commitment to the preservation of our unique natural and cultural heritage. This anniversary offers an opportunity for a joint celebration, but also for reflection on achievements and future goals in the protection of nature”, stated Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development, Damir Habijan, and added: “I wish to emphasize the importance of the Croatian national parks and nature parks in the preservation of the European Union ecosystem. National parks are not only protected areas, they are also epicenters of expertise, and communities of volunteers and enthusiastic visitors, who share the same passion for nature.”

The park also belongs to the southern European, Mediterranean region in the zoo-geographic terms and boasts 45 species of mammals, including 17 species of bats.

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Krka (Lucian Potlog/Pexels)

Over a million tourists visit Krka National Park a year. The aim is to one day get Krka National Park added to the UNESCO World Heritage list. Another Croatian National Park – Plitvice Lakes  – was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1979.

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