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Šibenik - Dalmatia
Šibenik - Croatian story! At the beginning, of course, interesting fact from history. Dalmatia is full of cities with long history, but the city of Šibenik is among them highlighted by the fact that was not founded by Illyrian tribes or Romans but by Croats after settling in these areas. The city was first mentioned in the scriptures of Croatian king Petar Krešimir IV on Christmas in 1066. In its long history, Šibenik has changed its lords from the Hungarian kings to Venice, Austria and the Italian occupation during World War II. One more interesting fact is that the city of Šibenik from December 1944 to May 1945 was de facto the capital of Croatia, because it was the seat of Zavnoh (Tito’s partisans).
There are many reasons why to visit Šibenik. The charm of old stone streets filled with restaurants, cafes, and nightclubs will make your stay interesting in this beautiful city. There are numerous sights worth visiting, especially Šibenik cathedral, fortresses; Šubićevac, Mihovil, Ivan and Nikola and the indispensable tour of the spectacular Sibenik channel. Sibenik cathedral of St. James is the most important architectural building of 15th and 16th centuries on the Croatian soil. Construction started in 1431. and the construction lasted until 1536. Because of its outstanding values, the Cathedral was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2000. St. Mihovil fortress served as the main point of the city's defense system and was built in various stages from the 13th to the late 16th century, and today it has been restored and adapted to the open-air theater and represents the obligatory station for every tourist tour. Fortresses of St. Nikola and St. Ivan was built in the 16th and 17th centuries, and Fortress Barone is a special Šibenik story because it was built by Šibenik citizens in just two months before the invasion of the Ottoman Army. In today's Barone fortress you have the opportunity to experience the siege through the technology of expanded reality, so this fortress is an inevitable part of the sightseeing of Sibenik's sights. To be able to visit all of these wonderful sites, it is important to find comfortable and affordable accommodation. Accommodation offer is varied, from beach apartments and holiday homes to old town rooms. All this is possible through direct contact with the owners of the accommodation without expensive agency fees!
But in this central part of Dalmatia, apart from Šibenik, there are many other interesting places to visit. In the same county, there is a beautiful tourist town Vodice, whose CMC festival attracts the most popular names of the Croatian estrade in the summer, and is also home to the famous nightclub Hacienda. There is also a picturesque town of Primošten built on a small island connected with the mainland, with its beautiful city beach and the newly built statue of Our Lady of Loreto on the viewpoint above the sea, which you have to visit. Near Primošten there is another tourist pearl Rogoznica, which is also called the heart of Dalmatia. In the hinterland of Šibenik lies the well-known Krka National Park and its lush waterfalls, and the ancient royal town of Knin, which through history was the capital of the Croatian kings. On the hill above it is a monumental fort with a huge Croatian flag. From the island of Murter, you can visit Kornati national park, the densest island group on the Mediterranean. Like everywhere in Dalmatia, the tourist offer would not be complete without the culinary part and it is very impressive. A rich history has left its mark on the traditional Šibenik cuisine, which was under the influence of Venice, Austria-Hungary, Hungary, and Turkey. Today it is united with the traditional Šibenik dishes. From the dishes you have to try, we will mention asparagus and snails, luganige, small aromatic sausages made from a mix of pork meat, lamb, Drniš prosciutto and of course the famous Dalmatian pašticada.
So, after all, it's time for an adventure called Dalmatia and Šibenik. Thanks to the numerous apartments on the coast, rooms and holiday houses, and especially via direct contact with the owners of the accommodation it is never more convenient and more accessible! We wish you a pleasant stay in Šibenik region and Dalmatia!