Skradin is a small town along the Krka River, about 15 kilometres from Sibenik. As one of the oldest settlements in Croatia, its recorded history dates back to the Illyrians. The Romans gave it the name Scardona, which remains in use today. After the Roman town of Scardona was looted and destroyed, the Croats rebuilt it under the name Skradin. Skradin is a popular tourist destination thanks to its authentic stone town centre and great beautiful sites, including the Skradin Waterfall and the Roski Waterfall.
Skradin boasts one of Croatia's most picturesque harbours. The town's tumultuous history dates back 6,000 years, contributing to its notoriety. The Church of Our Lady with the bell tower, the Orthodox Church of St. Spiridon, the Church of St. Petko, Jeronim, and Bribirska Glavica are worth seeing if you want to learn more about this quaint settlement. To get to Split from Skradin, take autoroute A1 and stop at the belvedere or cross the bridge for the best view of the city. This belvedere, known for its breathtaking vistas, was shortlisted for the Golden Flower of Europe award annually to the most aesthetically pleasing viewpoint along European highways.
The Skradin waterfall, Roski waterfall, and Visovac are all within Krka national park and must-sees if you want to fully appreciate the park's natural beauty. Many ferries run between Skradin and Krka National Park throughout the summer.
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