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