Boat charter


| Motor Boats | Sailing Yachts | Catamaran Charter | Sport Boats | Price List | Charter Bases | Last Minute Offer | Special Offer |
WATER MILLS - National Park Krka
Along the course of the river Krka, about 30 water mills, and several washing holes and columns have been preserved. The best preserved, and now restored watermills are at Skradinski buk. They were first mention in a document from 1215, in which King Bela III demarcated the dividing line between Šibenik and Trogir.

During the 14th and 15th centuries, the water mills on the Krka River were important for the entire Adriatic coast, as wheat was milled here for numerous towns, from Dubrovnik to Istria. They typically have rural style. The walls of the mills were built with stone and travertine, with mortar made of a combination of limestone and sand or clay. The roof and inner construction was made of wood, and the roofing was most often stone slabs.  

The largest preserved structure is the Gornja kuća (Upper House) at Skradinski buk, with a water mill, kitchen upstairs, the miller's flat and the stales. On the ground floor there are six milling wheels. The grindstone functioned by grinding and cutting the material between two mill stones, one of which turned (each having a coarse surface with rough edges).

Next to the water mill, the dike for collecting water and six supply canals to the milling wheels have been preserved. The extension of the mill, in the middle of a cave, is the column where homemade cloth and blankets were completed. A strong stream of water would hit the top of the beam and turn two strong wooden hammers, which would pound the cloth to soften it. The column also contains washing holes in which various cloth products were washed and softened.
National park Krka main page > Skradinski buk > Water mills
| Home | About Us | About Croatia | News | Booking procedure | Contact |
Yacht Charter Croatia - Bareboat charter and skippered charter: | Motor Boat Charter | Sailing Yacht Charter | Catamaran Charter | Sport Boat Charter |
| Price List | Charter Bases in Croatia | Last Minute Offer | Special Offer | Booking request |

Nautilus Yachting Ltd. for yacht charter - All rights reserved