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Šibenik

The Hidden Pearl of the Adriatic

Protected by a deeply cut bay located in Croatia's North Dalmatia is the harbor town of Sibenik, just 90 kilometers from Split. The approximately 46,000 inhabitants live near the mouth of the Krka River and thus have a naturally protected harbor, which is equally attractive to sailors as well as for tourists. In addition to the many versatile things to do, such as fishing, diving and sailing- just to name a few- the marina and the old town both have a large selection of gastronomic choices found in their bars, restaurants and traditional taverns.

The marina provides safe mooring for up to 429 boats and is also an ideal starting point for trips on the romantic, wild Krka River leading up to the famous waterfalls in Krka National Park, as well as to the many smaller and larger islands scattered off the coast of North Dalmatia. These islands therefore, also make the region around Sibenik very interesting for boaters. Krka National Park, which is definitely worth a visit, is a paradise for various waterfalls. If you travel by water to Krka National Park, you will pass the picturesque town of Skradin sitting dreamingly on the banks of the Krka River. Here you will see the most imposing of all the waterfalls in the national park. Additionally, there is a magnificent backdrop which makes for an ideal swim in summer.


Impressive Stonework and Romantic Gardens

The St.Jacob Cathedral is indisputably the most important attraction in Sibenik. Listed since 2000 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cathedral of St. Jacob thrills visitors with its refined and harmoniously constructed carvings and masonry, which has all been constructed with prefabricated blocks of stone. Next to the church you can visit the City Museum and listen to the story told be its folkloric artifacts, interactive areas and other exhibits of its vibrant history.

From the Cathedral of St. Jacob you can reach the town hall and from there you can continue to the

The Hidden Pearl of the Adriatic

Protected by a deeply cut bay located in Croatia's North Dalmatia is the harbor town of Sibenik, just 90 kilometers from Split. The approximately 46,000 inhabitants live near the mouth of the Krka River and thus have a naturally protected harbor, which is equally attractive to sailors as well as for tourists. In addition to the many versatile things to do, such as fishing, diving and sailing- just to name a few- the marina and the old town both have a large selection of gastronomic choices found in their bars, restaurants and traditional taverns.

The marina provides safe mooring for up to 429 boats and is also an ideal starting point for trips on the romantic, wild Krka River leading up to the famous waterfalls in Krka National Park, as well as to the many smaller and larger islands scattered off the coast of North Dalmatia. These islands therefore, also make the region around Sibenik very interesting for boaters. Krka National Park, which is definitely worth a visit, is a paradise for various waterfalls. If you travel by water to Krka National Park, you will pass the picturesque town of Skradin sitting dreamingly on the banks of the Krka River. Here you will see the most imposing of all the waterfalls in the national park. Additionally, there is a magnificent backdrop which makes for an ideal swim in summer.


Impressive Stonework and Romantic Gardens

The St.Jacob Cathedral is indisputably the most important attraction in Sibenik. Listed since 2000 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cathedral of St. Jacob thrills visitors with its refined and harmoniously constructed carvings and masonry, which has all been constructed with prefabricated blocks of stone. Next to the church you can visit the City Museum and listen to the story told be its folkloric artifacts, interactive areas and other exhibits of its vibrant history.

From the Cathedral of St. Jacob you can reach the town hall and from there you can continue to the garden of St. Lawrence's Monastery. The garden here at the Monastery of St. Lawrence had been forgotten for over 100 years. Since its reopening, it has delighted visitors with its typical medieval crossroads and romantic walks along beautifully landscaped flower beds where healing plants and herbs thrive – truly a haven of peace.


Unparalleled Views of Sibenik and its Surroundings

Due to its unique location, Sibenik was an important maritime trade center and also, therefore, fiercely contested for. The four forts were the main defenses of the city. These now are the star-shaped fortress of Subicevac, the high and perched above the city fortress of Sveti Mihovil, the fortress of Sveti Ivan and the Sveti Nikola Fortress located on an island. All of them are not only great attractions in themselves, but also provide beautiful vantage points with great panoramic views over the city and the Adriatic Sea.

A holiday in Croatia, especially in northern Dalmatia, should definitely be one that includes the city of Split. Split, as one of the major cities in this part of Europe, has world-class attractions, specifically said, the Diocletian's Palace. The unique charm of this port city has not been lost amongst the modern urban life, but emerges with its history that was carved in stone over 1700 years ago. Split is about 90 kilometers from Sibenik. For those who think Split is a bit too far away, should then at least visit the nearby cities of Vodice and above all the picturesque town of Primosten. Vodice is a well-known tourist destination with beautiful beaches, many leisure activities and a varied landscape. A large selection of dining options can be found here, as well as in Primosten, south of Sibenik. Primosten, a former fishing village is known for the unique location of its old town on the peninsula. As in many cities in Croatia, the unique charm of the country is displayed and emerges from the rough cliffs, the deep blue Adriatic Sea and picturesque little stone houses sitting in front of a magnificent panorama.

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