When you come to Šibenik there is no need to book a guide to show you the historical sights, simply walk around the central city square to surround yourself with this city’s rich history.
Šibenik is home to four fortresses; St Michael’s Fortress, Barone Fortress, St John’s Fortress and St Nicholas’ Fortress.
St Michael’s Fortress, Sibenik
The fortress of St. Nicholas, St. John and Barone stand as a reminder of the smart defence that Šibenik took against the Turks in the 16th century. St Michael’s Fortress is the oldest in Šibenik, thought to have been built around the 11th century and casts an imposing figure over the city.
Šibenik is a city that is full of religious buildings, museums and galleries but one very proud party of its history is the Prince’s Palace which is now known as the Šibenik Museum and houses many historic artefacts and original architecture.
You’ll be amazed by the medieval Mediterranean garden in the monastery of St. Lawrence, the only one of its kind in Croatia. It is full of sweet smelling flowers and herbs with expertly designed landscape and is a true architectural delight which you must visit.
If you are in Šibenik, then you have a unique chance to visit four national parks: Krka (16 km away from Šibenik)and Kornati Islands (15 nautical miles). Krka is the most famous and easiest to get to from Šibenik. It is home to 7 breathtaking waterfalls which you must see for yourself and swim in the calm waters beneath.
Those who love sports and are after a more active holiday can bungee jump from Šibenik Bridge, climb and hike the beautiful surroundings, scuba dive in the clear underwater surroundings, cycle numerous bike paths, visit the water park or visit the Falconry Centre where you can learn all about various birds of prey.
If Sibenik doesn’t have enough to offer you during your luxury villa holiday, Sibenik is very well connected to other areas of the Adriatic Coast. The Adriatic Highway connects the town to other coastal hotspots, while there are also excellent rail connections to neighbouring Split and Capital Zagreb. The highway will be your main route to and from the nearest airport in Split around 45km away.