In case you are a lover of natural beauty and also enjoy both the history and culture of the place you’re exploring. Krka National park will surely leave you thrilled as you discover both of them.
Despite the fact that Krka National park is one of the most visited National parks in Croatia, due to lush beauty that surrounds the nature park. Archaeological parts of Krka Waterfalls becoming increasingly more popular over the years. Around the area of Krka National park, along with the very river Krka there are some of the most popular archaeological findings that are quite easy to reach if you have your own mode of transportation.
Those archaeological sights alone give us an insight of which people and tribes lived in this region more than a thousand years ago. Krka National park having about 20 different archaeological findings. Some of the sights we’ll try talking more about so you can decide to visit them on your own, along with teaching you some of the rich history of this region. Don’t waste an opportunity to visit one of the most charming National parks, explore Krka Waterfalls from Split during your time in Croatia.
Burnum, the most popular archaeological finding of the Roman rule, along with other medieval sites such as Ključica, Nečven should definitely be mentioned, as well as the prehistoric sites Oziđana pećina and Jazinka; which are also located in Krka National park.
Nečven town (A.k.a. Nečven tower) is located in Oklaj in the region of todays town Drniš, being easily visited as a nice little detour if you’re heading to National park Krka from Split. The tower being one of Croatia‘s medieval towers founded by prince Nelpčić, which is positioned on the left side of river Krka. One of the notable legends how tower Nečven got its name is that a beautiful maiden kept rejecting proposals to marry right up until she poisoned herself from marrying one nobleman.
Oziđana cave is also one of the locals that are located inside Krka National park which you can also visit if you go on a Krka tour from Split. Above Roški slap, on top of the canyon of Krka river the Oziđana cave rests. The cavern being about 60 meters in length and 2.5 meters in height. Located on the left shore of the river Krka it is easy to find in various prospects of National park Krka; in case you decide to go visit it. The name gotten from the drywall located at the entrance of the cave. In the cave there were also a large number of artifacts found that speak of what kind of cultures lived inside it 6000 years before Christ. The most popular and inhabited animals that live inside Oziđana cave being bats that you can occasionally see.
Fort Ključica is one of the largest and most preserved medieval fortresses that are located in National park Krka. The fort being built from the side of Croatian royalty in the 13th century so they could protect themselves from their rivals. Since it was strategically located throughout history, it was a battleground for many battles. Turks (Otomans) were the last that ruled fort Ključica, after that it was uninhabited.
Archeological findings in National park Krka
Tower Gradina is another fortification that is located close to National park Krka, in the town Drniš. Located at around 350 meters above sea level and a location of great importance. Nowadays we strongly recommend visiting the location due to the breathtaking view it offers. It is thought to be a defense system of family Nelipić, later falling under Turkish rule, followed by being rebuilt under Venetian rule.
One of the most notable archaeological places that is tied with the Roman rule would definitely be the Roman military camp Burmum that is located right nearby river Krka on it’s right shore. Some time ago there was also an amphitheatre which was a huge discovery. The architectural sight is now a small place called Ivoševac. But the very military camp is thought to be built in the 1st century after Christ. Bet you never expected to see some historic ruins when you decided to visit Krka Waterfalls from Split.
Today you can still see the remnants of arches from a distance of the former building. The very spot being strategically placed so it overlooks the pass of river Krka. But for the very amphitheatre that was recently discovered it is thought to have been able to hold between 6000 and 10 000 people. A great deal of findings were also discovered on the architectural site, remnants of metal, ceramic, glass and bone. You would have never guessed that the National park could hold so much history when you decided to visit Krka Waterfalls from Split.
Most of these places aren’t available to visit on a day tour from Split to Krka, but if you would like to visit some of the places we named be free to contact us for a private arrangement to set up an ideal itinerary just for you. For any other questions please be free to contact us.