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Sibenik

Riviera Sibenik and Town Sibenik

Riviera Sibenik


Sibenik Riviera is located in the area of middle Dalmatia. It distinguishes by landscape beauty and rich cultural-historical monuments. It is part of Sibenik - Knin county in which area stretches along the coast between seaside of Split and Zadar in length of 100 km and towards inland it stretches to the heart of mountain Dinare, distant 45 km from coast. Sibenik is political, economic, social and cultural centre of Sibenik-Knin county.

Archipelago of Sibenik - Knin county consists of 242 islands, islets and reefs. It is mostly located in north-west part of Sibenik aquatory, well indented, bare surfaces and weakly inhabited - only 10 settlements. These islands with picturesque coves, clean sea and smell of Mediterranean attract visitors and tourists that wish to be accommodated in silence and beauty of untouched nature. On this area two National Parks are located: Kornati (archipelago with about 150 small islands) and Krka (river with famous and numerous waterfalls). At the entrance to National Park Krka is situated in the picturesque town Skradin. Variety and richness have been always attracting people along Riviera to witness the proofs of past time, from prehistorically structures and Roman settlements to mediaeval and renaissance forts and buildings.

Entire area is under influence of Mediterranean climate with middle year temp. 15,70 C, isolation of 7 hours average and even per year average of 886 lit.

The most famous places on Sibenik Riviera are: the town of Sibenik, Vodice, Primosten, Rogoznica and the island of Murter (places: Murter, Betina, Tisno and Jezera).

Tourist and catering offer of Sibenik and surroundings is variety and quality, satisfies interest of tourists, navigators, recreation men, swimmers...

Town Sibenik

Sibenik is political, economic, social and cultural centre of Sibenik-Knin county in Dalmatia, Croatia. Placed in the middle part of Croatian Adriatic coast, in picturesque, well-indented, bay in which river Krka empties. There are 42 000 inhabitants. From all other cities on Adriatic Sibenik takes a special place. While Solin, Trogir, Hvar and Vis were Greek, Roman and Byzantine’s, Sibenik is a "new city ", founded just as a balance to the Byzantine’s Dalmatia. That's why Sibenik is the oldest Croatian city on Adriatic.

Most famous cultural-historical monuments are:
- Cathedral St. Jacob (1431-1536) - most significant architectonic monument of renaissance in Croatia (work of Juraj Dalmatinac)
- church of St. Krsevan (13. st.)
- church of St. Francis 14. st.)
- churches of St. Nicholas and St. Lawrence (15. st.)
- city hall (16. st.)

- fortresses: St. Michael, St. Ivan (or Tanaglia – local Tanaja), Subicevac and St. Nicholas

Sibenik is city of rich spiritual and material culture, also tourist traditional identity. Tourist attraction of Sibenik has been built on history, culture, natural beauty - tourism and selective programs: nautical tourism, marinas, hotels, apartments and villas, tourist suburbs in a city and surroundings with untouched nature.

Map of Sibenik area
Map of Sibenik area

Sibenik - from sea

Cathedral of St. Jacob in Sibenik

Church Museum and the old bell in Sibenik

St. Nicholas fortress in front of Sibenik

Skradin

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