Luxury holidays in Skradin

Secluded Skradin, with its mellow marina and quaint cobblestones, was content with its sleepy serenity, letting its Dalmatian sisters Split and Šibenik have the glitzy yachts and well-heeled holidaymakers. But then a handful of notable billionaires (including a certain founder of Microsoft) took a shining to the tranquil little town and all its secrets spilled out – like how you can swim in the waterfalls and natural pools at Krka National Park, taste Croatia’s best wine at Bibich winery and take a boat to an emerald isle that houses the Visovac Monastery. If it’s good enough for Bill…

When to go

Unsurprisingly, Skradin is at its best during the summer months, when the boats to Krka National Park and Visovac Monastery run daily. You’ll find fewer crowds at the famous Skradinski Buk waterfall in June and September.

Getting there

  • Planes

    Split and Zadar airports are the closest – it’s just over an hour’s drive to Skradin from each.
  • Automobiles

    If you’re staying right in town, there are boats from Skradin to Krka National Park and the Visovac monastery, but if you’d like to cruise the coastline (Šibenik is just 20km away) or visit the vineyards, a rental car is key.