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  21.02.2019, 10:45h

Happy International Tourist Guide Day

On the occasion of the International Tourist Guide Day, February 21, the guide-interpreters of the Public Institute of Krka National Park invite all members of the Friends of the Krka Club to join them for a celebratory water tour of the Skradinski buk

on Saturday, February 23, 2019. Three tours will take place : from 10 am to 12, from 11 am to 1 pm and from 12 to 2 pm, and the meeting place is the Lozovac entrance. We kindly invite everyone interested to confirm their arrival by Thursday, February 21, with Nikolina Lučić at

At work, and in general in life, it pays to be friendly and kind. This is the motto of the guides/interpreters at the Krka National Park. All fourteen of them are true polyglots. These enthusiastic and creative guides try to teach visitors about the natural and cultural features of this area through the immediate experience of the visitors. Every excursion under the guidance of the interpreters of the Krka National Park is an investigative adventure in which visitors uncover new viewpoints and discoveries. There is so much to do on the Krka River that it is not surprising that Jon Bon Jovi after a guilded tour of the park wrote that he was "exhausted", of course, in a positive way.

Last summer, an interpreter led a tour of, apparently, ordinary guys with caps and sunglasses. Talking about music, she told them she liked rock, especially U2, and they casually responded that they had been their opening act several times. They turned out to be members of the internationally popular band from Nashville, the Kings of Leon. Numerous people from the world of film, fashion, and entertainment visit the Krka National Park and enjoy the natural, cultural, and historial features, most often in strict privacy and very quietly, accompanied by our expert guides, including Bill Gates, Gwyneth Paltrow, Valentino, Eva Longoria, Michael Caine, Quincy Jones, Chris Tucker, and many others. Our guides/interpreters are prepared for every visitor, and to convey both to those in organized groups, and those visiting Visovac Island or the Krka monastery, their great knowledge and even greater love for the site that they describe. For them, interpretation is not just a "job", but also a way of exchanging values, emotions, and inspirations: it is successful when the visitor, thanks to the guide, saw, experienced, and began to appreciate something in a protected area previously unknown to him or her.

An important part of the work conducted by the guides/interpreters is the educational programs for children. Through numerous workshops, they show the children that their behavior can affect nature, teach them about water, and the plants and animals living in the Krka National Park. In the park itself, they mark important dates in nature protection with the children, play and hold competitions in the fresh air, and they also visit them in their "workplace": in schools and kindergartens.

Popular among visitors from all over the world, from the Far East to the freezing north, the guides/interpreters of the Krka National Park are almost as delightful as the Krka itself. Therefore, we congratulate them, and all other members of this profession, on International Tourist Guide Day.