Canyon of the Krupa River
Canyon of the Krupa River is just one of many beautiful canyons that can be found in this area. Krupa river is a small tributary of the Zrmanja River which rises near the village Kaštel Žegarski. At the source you can found beautifully restored monastery and picnic area
while canyon begins a few kilometers from the source to the west. The most beautiful part of the canyon, moreover and most affordable is the part where there is Kudin bridge.
Roadmap for Kudin bridge is in village Golubic. Kuda’s Bridge was built at the beginning of the 19th century and consists of 12 arches. Legend says that it was built by a young man in love named Kude who wanted to propose with his wedding guests his beloved one on the other side of the river.
sometimes you can run into very interesting creatures around here 🙂
Scenes of nature are spectacular, cliffs of 50 meters or more, which is vertically lifted from the riverbed are home to many plant and animal species like this campanula or mushrooms.
Birds I found are oenanthe hispanica
Ptyonoprogne rupestris and others. The cliffs have many caves
some of which are the home of bats .There are 35 diferent species of bats in Croatia. It is possible that some bump into you so for those who are not fans of them its better not to enter at the dark parts of the caves. I caught few ot them accidentaly in the bird nets.
there are some spider in caves that looks like black widows 🙂
Along the river there are some species of dragonflies
and you can be found snakes like hieropsis gemonensis
and natrix tessellata
and under waterfalls lives cinclus cinclus. You can also find some frogs, like bufo bufo and bufo viridis
but there is much more animal species….
River is very nice place to visit and refresh in summer time.
In the river there are several types of fish you can prepare a tasty lunch 🙂
but sometimes it is enough and make some spaghetti with Pesto Genovese sauce for a real picnic 🙂
After a long day in nature there is nothing more beautiful than to wait for the sunset with a cocktail in the nearby Zadar.
just one note, you can also find one little zoo with ostrich near by main road for Krupa river.