Šibenik, a medieval Dalmatian city first mentioned in 1066, Šibenik is the first original Croatian coastal town. It is surrounded by idyllic nature and historical spots that astonish and inspire.
A sailing paradise, and ideal for swimming and recreation, the Šibenik archipelago comprises 242 islands (with reefs and islets) including the Kornati Islands. Six islands are home to historic settlements, still active today, reachable by boat and ferry. Zlarin and Krapanj islands are prominent from Amadria Park and within close, easy reach. Šibenik’s coastline gives the chance to enjoy the beach and all of its offerings with an enjoyable level of privacy.
St James Cathedral – Šibenik’s best-known landmark
Built 1431 – 1536 entirely from local stone, now protected by UNESCO.
THE CITY OF FORTRESSES
Šibenik’s defence fortresses through medieval to Venetian times, St Michael’s, Barone, St Nicholas’ and St John’s, are now revitalised to host truly unique experiences.
It’s all about location – Šibenik region’s TWO NATIONAL PARKS
Located in the triangle of three extraordinary national parks – Krka National Park, Kornati National Park and Paklenica National Park – close to the Plitvice Lakes and Northern Velebit makes Šibenik particularly attractive. Two of mentioned national parks are part of Šibenik region – Krka National Park with a spectacular series of cascading waterfalls and the breathtaking Kornati National Park with 89 islands and turquoise seas.