If you are looking for a new town to go to in Croatia, you may want to go to Šibenik. It is a city located in the Croatian coast, just 80 kilometers north of Split. It is deemed as among the most ‘naturally protected’ harbors in the Adriatic coast as it is located in the ‘deep bay’. Although Šibenik is less popular than Split and Dubrovnik, it is as beautiful as the two former cities—and real estate in Sibenik is relatively cheaper than most of the big cities in Croatia.
This town possesses a unique personality. There are many activities and sights that you can enjoy when you visit Sibenik. You can feel the vibrant and youthful atmosphere as you enter this town. Despite the fact that its streets are just small, you will surely be amazed by the type of architecture that it was built with—stylish and classic.
One of the famous attractions in this place is the cathedral of St. James, a UNESCO World Heritage site. It was built in 1934 and is a significant architectural ‘Renaissance’ building in Croatia. Built with marbles and limestones, Sibenik cathedral is definitely a sight to behold.
This attraction is made of complex water reservoirs. It was built in the 15th century, mainly for the water supply of the town. Today, Bunari is already dry and functions as a museum and a café. It is a place where tourists can take pictures, or just hang out with family and friends. People can also watch concerts at its café.
Medieval Monastery St. Laurence’s Garden
This garden is a haven for different kinds of plants, particularly those used as species and in pharmacies. If you want a quiet place where you can stay and unwind, you can hang out at their café. You will be able to enjoy the lovely view of the old Sibenik, plus the serene atmosphere and the calming waves of the sea.
Krka National Park and Kornati National Park
Another tourist spot to visit when you are here is the Krka National Park. What can be seen here are magnificent sceneries of waterfalls, flora, and fauna—plus archaeological and historical remains. Kornati National Park is also a wonderful tourist attraction because of its undersea and several islands.
Things to Do
Sibenik is blessed with wonderful beaches. This is why swimming is among the activities that many tourists enjoy. There are also many tourist spots that are worth visiting—Cathedral, National Parks and beautiful gardens ( refer to the previous paragraphs). Cafes and shops are also everywhere in the town for tourists who want to sip a cup of coffee or buy souvenir items.
Among the items that you can buy in Sibenik are CD containing Klapa choir’s songs, traditional Sibenik’s orange and black cap, and high-quality olive oil and dry figs. You may also want to visit Dalmare mall, among the most famous malls in Sibenik.
Sibenik is known for its diverse culinary culture. It offers a wide variety of gastronomic attractions. The town, which is a major wine producing region is also known for its Italian, Mediterranean and European cuisines. Pelegrini, Tomaseo and Gastro Italiano are three of the most famous restaurants in Sibenik.
Everybody knows Split and Dubrovnik, their beauty is remarkable but there are others cities in Croatia that are much less popular but quite the same in beauty and activity. Cities like Rijeka, Osijek, Zagreb and of course Šibenik. Check them out next time you go to Croatia, you won’t regret it.