Set amid the wild beautiy of white karstic rock and the azure sea, the Sibenik aquatorium is a yachting paradise, boasting as many as 240 isles and reefs, each of which with interesting features.
The gods wanted to set a crown upon their work, so on the last day, out of tears, stars and the breath of the sea, they created Kornati.’ wrote George Bernard Shaw when describing the breathtakingly beautiful archipelago. The largest group of islands in the Mediterranean, goes hand in hand with a saying “an island for each day of the year” as there are 365 strikingly beautiful isles. 150 of these isles form a quite special entity: The Konrati National Park. The sight of the lace-like pattern of island cliffs, bleached by the noble salt of Adriatic and lashed by the fragrances saturated Bora created something that there is no equal anywhere in the world. The Mellow tiny ports and hidden beaches are a true paradise for the modern-day Robinsons seeking unspoiled nature!
If you follow the fairy-tale paths of the karstic empire of the Krka River to the sea, you are on the path to opening the door to the most protected natural harbour in the central Adriatic, the proud city of Sibenik with abounding with remains of medieval settlements.
First mentioned in 1066 in documents issued by King Petar Kresimir (hence its name Kresimir’s town) Sibenik was founded over 1000 years ago. Take a stroll through its streets, alleyways and squares, and some of the most precious works of art in Dalmatia will appear right before you. Those same streets become the centre stage for the world only International Children’s Festival in July as well as the colourful Sibenik Medieval Fair.
Sibenik is best known for the largest and most precious sacral monument, the Gothic-Renaissance Cathedral, St. Jacob (15 & 16th Century) whose dome of white stone dominates the city. Its construction tool more than a century long and it is constructed solely of stone from the islands of Brac and Korcula. The original method of construction using large slabs of stone has earned it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This magnificent cathedral lies just underneath the fortress walls of the town in the old area of Sibenik. St. Jacob Cathedral is the most beautiful cathedral in Dalmatia and is the most striking sacral building in Croatia.
Town is small, picturesque and has a beautiful atmosphere. The narrow-cobbled street leads up to small piazzas’ and home to magnificent buildings from different periods, offering a chance to enjoy life in this tranquil town no matter what season you decide to visit. The town has plenty of small boutiques, art and craft shops, cafes and excellent quality restaurants. The promenade with beautiful views and sea breeze provides a great escape in one of the water front cafes to relax and watch the world go by.
Gastronomical delights of Sibenik must be the famous mussels harvested where the River Krka meets the Adriatic Sea, washed down with a chilled glass of Babic from the nearby vineyards of Primosten. Primosten vineyards are renowned as their unusual geographical location, the sparse soil in which they grow, despite the strong and bitter winds of bora, still producing excellent wine, a real testament to the hard-working people of this area.