Skradin is a small town in the county of Šibenik-Knin. It’s located besides the Krka River, precisely in the access to the Krka National Park, and the towns of Sibenik and Split can be found in its surroundings. One of the interesting features of this place is that it’s surrounded by clean water. As a matter of fact, its water is so clean that it’s good for drinking. This is explained because this location doesn’t have salty water as the rest of Croatia. Its harbor, which counts with 200 berths, is characterized by its tranquility and cleanliness, truly one of the most beautiful coasts of Croatia.
Skradin is a joy even for some of the most recognized people in the whole world. Such is the case of the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, who declared that ever since he visited Skradin he fell in love with the town while having a special preference for its harbor. Such was his delight that he declared in Forbes that it was one of its favorite places for going on vacations and that he visits it year after year.
In the biggest square of the town a church of the 18th century can be found whose belltower is found 20 m from the ground. The orthodox church of Saint Spyridon, Saint Petko, and Saint Jerome is also found in this location.
In previous times the population of Skradin dedicated mostly to harvesting olive trees, vineyards and fruit trees. Nowadays, people still practice traditional agriculture and, thanks to the special waters of the bay, the cultivation of fish and mussels is also common.
This is a small town with narrow streets whose delicious gastronomy and white wine, which is quite popular, captivates visitors and makes them always return. If a boat is used to arrive to Skradin, passing through the Krka river canyon will definitely be an unequaled experience that will be remembered forever.
With respect to lodging, it’s possible to rent private rooms, apartments, and, of course, hotel rooms. The town is surrounded by beaches and parks and, for those that enjoy the magic of nature in solitude, there are also some beaches were the only occasional visitors are swans.
Skradin will definitely be an unforgettable destination along the tour of our gullet.