Sibenik – Knin County has numerous hidden secrets, exciting landscapes, rich history and interesting present. Vineyards, exciting traditional and modern gastronomy, beautiful landscapes, and a diverse history will guarantee an unforgettable experience to everyone, even the most finicky visitors.
Whether you are a sailing and diving enthusiast or just a beachgoer who enjoys lying in the sun, Sibenik Riviera will certainly satisfy you. In addition to the beautiful coast and the islands, the county has beautiful rivers, mountains, and waterfalls hidden in its inland.
Sibenik is a city on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List and a city of cultural attractions and numerous events. Its Cathedral of St. Jacob built in the 15th century is a unique building constructed in the Gothic and Renaissance style, with 71 heads integrated in the exterior, and sculptures and mosaics in the interior. It was added onto the UNESCO World Heritage Site List in 2000.
Visit also the summer stage of St. Michael Fort, a place where the past and the present leave you breathless, and Barone Fort which is a unique tourist attraction in Croatia. Besides Sibenik, there are numerous cultural sites throughout the County that has more than 5 230 cultural monuments, 11 medieval forts and as many as 600 archaeological sites. Sibenik – Knin County is a region with two national parks, a number of nature parks and 18 protected sites with beautiful landscape and preserved nature.
The archipelago of this county is blessed with more than 300 islands, islets, reefs, and rocks. Zlarin, Prvic, Krapanj, Murter, Zirje and Kaprije islands are closest to the Sibenik coast. These are places of rich history and culture full of farmland, vineyards, and fishing boats. Gorgeous, sweet-scented shorelines and beaches of these islands, the popping sound that trees make in the hot sun and varied fruits are what makes these romantic islands beautiful.
Good news for all cycling and hiking enthusiasts is the fact that Sibenik area has more than 2500 km of marked cycling and hiking trails covering the area of Sibenik, Zaton, Zirje Island, Vodice, Pirovac, Tribunj, Krka National Park, Kornati National Park, Skradin, Tisno, Grebastica and Primosten.
Viktorija Macukic / The Zagreb Times