Skradin is an attractive tourist destination whose beauty is crowned by three most attractive sites in the Krka National Park, Skradin buka waterfalls, Roški waterfall with its ancient mills and the small Franciscan island of Visovac with a votive sanctuary, rich library and a cultural and artistic treasury.
The ACI-marina with about 220 berths offers an attractive mooring for many sailors. Skradin is a town for traditional meetings of Dalmatian a’cappella songs, and gastronomic enjoyment can definitely be had in the many restaurants and local taverns. Bribirska glavica, 15 km away from Skradin, is an attractive site known as the Croatian Troy.
The largest part of this amazing river’s course is the national park, which in addition to its natural phenomena abounds with cultural and historical monuments. The most outstanding of these is the Franciscan monastery on the tiny island of Visovac, set in the middle of the lake widening in the river like a precious stone. Within the monastery there is a picture gallery and a church, origins of which are traced back to the 14th century. In the middle of the canyon, upstream of the river, is an interesting Krka Orthodox monastery; while on the high ground above the river several old ruins sit. The old mills, which have been transformed into small ethnographic museums where one can see how wheat was ground in the olden days, are a popular attraction for visitors. Heritage interpreters are dressed in traditional folk costumes, which is particularly interesting and entertaining for children, who are frequent visitors of the park. However, the main attraction of Krka National Park lies in its seven waterfalls. The widest of these is Roški slap, although Skradinski buk is the biggest and most well known.
Bribirska glavica, an attractive archeological site, is referred to as the Croatian Troy for its mystical combination of nature and wooden buildings. Because of its strategic position, it was the central settlement of the entire region for six thousand years. An old Liburnian settlement, Roman Municipality of Varvaria or mythical Bribir under the reign of the powerful Croatian feudal ruler, Governor Pavle Šubić of Bribir – all civilizations recognized the importance of this seemingly unimportant hill.
Stroll around and find ancient sarcophagi, tanks and “ceramic refrigerators” (two meters thick Liburnian and ancient walls), remains of sacral buildings, and a rich collection of of exhibits from the prehistoric era to the late Middle Ages.