Story about Šibenik town

Šibenik city view from on top
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Story about Šibenik town, where shall we begin. Widely known as the oldest native historic town of Croatia. Šibenik has been a staple of Croatia since the old ages and has remained a beauty ever since. If you happen to be visiting Krka Waterfalls, Šibenik town is just 30 minutes away from the nature preserve. Offering it’s visitors a change of pace as they explore man made historic architecture of Šibenik. Whilst the best way to visit this historic town would be with a Krka tour from Split, you can also visit the town on its own.

Sights to see in Šibenik

Whilst not as well known as other coast line towns like Split, Dubrovnik and Pula. Šibenik is just as beautiful as the rest. For those that enjoy sightseeing old historic architecture, Šibenik has a couple of interesting monuments for you to see. Such as the “Cathedral of Saint Jakov“, the most remarkable architectural achievement of the 15th and 16th century on Croatian soil. Due to it’s incredible value during the year 2000., it is categorized as a UNESCO world heritage site, a remarkable achievement.

But that’s not the sole thing that the town has to explore. Located just opposite from the “Cathedral of Saint Jakov“, the fascinating two-story Town Hall of Šibenik is well worth a gander. Widely known for it’s large pillars and arches, it radiates with Renaissance architecture. The Town Hall of Šibenik being built by a well known architect by the name of “Michele Sanmicheli“. Unfortunately the building was mostly destroyed during WWII, but luckily enough it was rebuilt after the war ended.

Šibenik has a lot more history than just this. The town shining brightly as a historic centre of Croatia for decades now; even having locals of Croatia stop by this town a couple of times a year.

Things to do in Šibenik

An interesting thing about Šibenik would be that it was one of the most well protected towns. Having several fortresses surrounding it, proving to be quite an impossible feat for any invader to overcome. The most notable fortress being Saint John’s fortress that sits perched on top of a hill that overlooks the town. But if you would like to visit the fortress you’ll need to get ready to climb up the steep steps leading up to it, but trust me, the view will be worth the sore feet. 🙂

There’s also another option of visiting the nearby National park of Krka Waterfalls. The natural beauty attracting guests for several decades, garnering quite the attention in recent years due to how accessible it is. So experience the wonders of one of Croatia‘s most beautiful National parks during a relaxing day excursion from Split to Krka Waterfalls! We are positive you will enjoy it! You can also wander outside of Šibenik and start town/village hopping to see some of the outside attractions you won’t normally get to see during a private personalized transfer.

You won’t be left disappointed during your travels as you admire the wide array of activities you can get up to, whether you’re travelling solo or with someone; there’s a wide array of things and activities to get yourselves up to. Make the most out of your trip so you can see the sights throughout Croatia whether you are visiting for the first time or revisiting the country. The natural beauty attracting guests for several decades, garnering quite a following of people wanting to admire the natural beauty of the National park. Safe to say you won’t run out of sights to see during your travels. As well as providing an opportunity to really take in the sights, so make the best out of your time in Šibenik as there can be quite a few things to do during your Vacation in Croatia.

Šibenik town view of town and fortress on top of hill
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What to get up to in Šibenik?

Story about Šibenik town

If you happen to be visiting the town during the Summer time you might just have a fun solution to remedy the heat. Located just outside of Šibenik you’ll be greeted by Croatia‘s first water-park “Aquapark Dalmatia”. For those people that want a change of pace from relaxing at a beach, the Aquapark provides a rather fun and exciting time for everyone.

If you haven’t gotten a chance to visit Krka Waterfalls whilst spending time in Šibenik, we highly recommend you do so. Best visited with a small group Krka tour from Split, the tour will take you to see the best sights that Krka has to offer. The natural park a mere 30 minutes away from the town, offering quite a lovely experience to most. Most of the Krka excursions that start from Split usually have the beautiful town of Šibenik in its offer, but unlike the rest of the Krka tours, ours has lunch included in it. So book our Krka tour today! Enjoy a refreshing experience that surely won’t leave you dissatisfied as you have everything included from the transfer to free lunch in a quaint little restaurant.

The town is also home to several delicious restaurants and bars to try out. Some of the most notable dishes in Croatia being Peka, a slow cooked meal that involves either octopus or lamb with potatoes under an iron bell. Quite a delicious meal for any meat lover out there.

The more you know about Šibenik town

We can keep talking about Šibenik‘s architecture and monuments to visit for hours. The town becoming famous each passing year as more and more tourists flock to it. So why not have some fun by seeing a couple of rather interesting facts or snippets of information to help you out.

  • Šibenik was the first town in Croatia to have street lights, and the first in the world to get AC electricity.
  • The world’s second most oldest hydroelectrical powerplant was built in Šibenik, capable of lighting up more than 340 street lights.
  • One might be enough, but for Šibenik two is the spot. having two UNESCO World heritage sites.
  • Šibenik was one of the filming locations for Game of Thrones, being shown as the city of Braavos.
  • If you have a friend that wants to drag you into skydiving, you can thank “Faust Vrančić“, a Šibenik creator of the parachute.

Ever wanted to discover more of what Krka tour from Split has to offer whilst wanting to experience it with comfort? Look no further and contact us! We offer a specialized Krka tour from Split that includes lunch & drinks, english speaking driver, and transfer to/from the park. So if you miss out on visiting Krka Waterfalls from Split, we have you covered with a plethora of other tours to choose from. Whether you’re visiting the National park for the first time or a returning guest, there’s so much to do and see that you won’t get bored with the amount of things to do during the tour. Krka Waterfalls gaining popularity over the years as more and more guests either spread the beauty of the National park through word of mouth or by seeing it in various articles.

Šibenik town cathedral