We took a day out of our base in Split to visit some of the other beautiful towns and villages that Croatia has to offer. Primosten and Sibenik are both part of the Sibenik-Knin county and were pretty stops to make on route towards our final destination for that day, the stunning Krka National Park.
Primosten is a picturesque small town with narrow winding streets and beautiful architecture, especially in the old town situated atop a hilly peninsula. We only had a little time to soak up its beauty but it was well worth a stop to take in some exceptionally beautiful views. The church on the hill is a great spot to head to take in the lay of the land below. There are restaurants and shops to explore in the little winding streets and you could easily spend an easy day here relaxing and absorbing what there is on offer.
By contrast Sibenik is a much larger town with a population of around 40,000 compared to around 3000 in Primosten. It also has some truly beautiful sights worth a look. Those definitely worth your time include the stunning Cathedral of St James a Unesco World Heritage Site, St Michael's Fortress which is a bit of a hike on a hot day but well worth the effort and the Medieval Mediterranean Garden of the St Lawrence Monastery that is a peaceful and welcome stop as you reach halfway on your way up to the fortress.
After taking a little time to explore these two Croatian towns we finally landed at our last, and main, destination for the day Krka National Park.
The park sits on the Krka River boasting a series of breathtaking waterfalls and is an area of exceptional natural beauty. To my mind a visit to Krka is a must if you're near enough to do so on any trip to this country. Take a peaceful walk through the trees on the purpose built wooden walkway and wind your way through the beautiful crisp green, blue waters that surround you.
When you reach the end of the walkway take a dip in the warm, clear water and embrace the beauty of the waterfall crashing down from above. On a hot day this will be one of your happiest moments, cooling off in the calm river and enjoying the scenery that surrounds. It does get very busy, but if you walk along the river just a tiny bit you'll be able to find your way in without so much hustle and bustle from the main crowds.
So this final photo diary concludes the highlights of our time in Croatia itself. It is a beautiful country with so much outstanding natural beauty to offer and many gorgeous, intriguing and historical sites to discover.
As the years go on this is an area likely to increase in popularity. The hit show Game of Thrones that is filmed in multiple locations across the country is proving to be quite the draw for tourists. So my advice would be to snap up the chance of a visit as soon as possible and enjoy the very best that Croatia has to offer right now.