Our tour guide, Duje, mentioned that Split’s population is about 200,000, the city is the second largest one in the country after Zagreb and has the busiest port in the Mediterranean after Piraeus in Athens and Marseilles in France. Diocletian chose to build his palace in this location not only because he had been born nearby in Salona but also because of its proximity to sulphur springs.
We only had a short while to wait in Skradin before getting the 20 minute boat ride to Krka Falls National Park:
Our first views of the falls:
We had to walk on the bridge below later going in both directions and the masses of people walking shoulder to shoulder on the fairly narrow bridge were incredible. The place is so incredibly picturesque that many people (myself included) stoped every dozen feet or so to take photos which just created such a bottleneck. Thank goodness there was no stampede as it would have been a nightmare.
The water in the shallow pools was as clear as can be.
A fulling mill:
The flour mill:
We saw a display of interesting wicker items in a nearby building. The Krka river basin is rich with brushlike willow which was used to make baskets for domestic use and for transporting hay. In the mid 19th century, wickerwork developed into a handicraft and it remained an extra source of income until the end of the 20th century.