Croatia’s appeal is grounded in nature- its sublime glittering waterfalls, limestone karsts, forests, underground caverns, river canyons, picturesque lakes and the dazzling Adriatic coast. If you’d like to explore more on the awe-striking beauty of Croatia and fulfill your Mediterranean fantasies, read on and discover 10 exquisite waterfalls in Croatia!
Nestled in Plitvice Lakes National Park, the tallest waterfalls in Croatia Veliki Slap or the “Big Waterfall” stands at 255 feet tall. The park is divided into sections of 12 upper lakes and four lower lakes. A series of breathtaking waterfalls and limestone-and-dolomite cliffs, caves and rock formations are in between. It’s truly a hike you’ll never forget!
One of the most beautiful waterfalls in Croatia (also located in the Plitvice Lakes National Park) is the Sastavci Slap. It drops nearly 80 feet. Composed of multiple tiers, the Sastavci’s water traverse through dramatic outcroppings of dark brown rocks, before landing in the clear pool below.
Located in the breathtaking landscape of Krka National Park, Roski Slap is another perennial favorite. Beginning with shallow steps and continuing in a series of branches and islets to become 23m-high cascades, this 650m-long stretch is another flamboyantly pretty part of the river. On the eastern side, you can visit the watermills that used to grind wheat.
Another Plitvice gem is the Pevalekovi Slap. It’s sporting a semicircular crest nearly 50 feet high, impressive water flow and clear pool underneath. Sheer rock faces spotted with thick forest surrounds the falls.
Mali Buk Waterfall
This astounding waterfall locates itself in the upper lake portion of Plitvice Lakes National Park. It is famous for its serenity and remoteness. The half-hour hike from the ferry dock makes it unpopular for those less energetic travelers. For those who want to burn some calories/ get away from the pesky crowd, Mali Buk is the perfect waterfall.
The highlight of Krka, Skradinski Buk, is located near the town of Skradin on Croatia’s peninsula between the Adriatic Sea and Bosnia and Herzegovina. This alluring 800m-long cascade is a collection of nearly 20 different waterfalls on this portion of the Krka River. Nearby, a cluster of historic mill cottages has been converted into craft workshops, souvenir stores and eateries. The whole area gets insanely busy in the summer.
Rastoke Falls, also known as “the Small Lakes of Plitvice” is formed by the meshing of the Korana and Slunjcica Rivers. This magnificent fall is full of emerald water cascading over the various falls and rapids that come together to make these stunning falls.
In Istria, you will find the Kotli Waterfall that offers a natural jacuzzi perfect for chilling, sitting and casting away all your fucks in the world. There are also rock walls fringing the river which is a perfect hiking trail that’ll get you as close as you’d like to the attractions. However, there aren’t any safety trails so be careful.
The premier natural attraction in the Una National Park, Strbacki Buk lies on Croatia’s border with Bosnia and Herzegovina. It’s a collection of spectacular waterfalls and cascade characterized by mossy, green rock outcroppings jutting through the falling waters.
One of the largest falls in Istria, Zarecki Kroc is located on the Pazinicia River. It flows over a massive cave that acts as a roof over the river and causes the waters to fall nearly 30 feet to the deep, clear pool below. If you find yourself here on a warm summer day, you’ll be surrounded by young couples swimming and sharing a picnic lunch by the river’s side. Also, don’t forget to bring footwear because it’s quite rocky to get down in the waterfall.
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