Sibenik

Å ibenik is city located on the Croatian coast some 80 km north of Split. As it is positioned in the deep bay, it is one of the most naturally protected harbors on the Adriatic coast.

Sibenik is the city less known to tourist than Dubrovnik and Split, although it has it’s own personality and some great things to see and enjoy. The atmosphere in Sibenik is youthful and lively. Little streets lead to attractive squares where modern shop windows unite really nice with the fine and stylish architecture of the vanished centuries.

One of the things not to be missed in Sibenik is Sibenik’s cathedral – Cathedral Sveti Jakov, built back to 1434, is an important architectural Renaissance building in Croatia that is listed by Unesco World Heritage. The cathedral lies just underneath the fortress walls of the town in the old area of Sibenik .

This cathedral was built by of lime stone and marble from the stone mason’s Island of Brac in Croatia. The building itself was supervised by Juraj Dalmatinac and Nikola Firentinac, famous stone masters from Croatia.

Sibenik location mapSibenik’s cathedral is one of the marvels of the Dalmatian Coast, not to be missed as well as the town hall, the churches of St. Barbara and St. Fran and many town squares, palaces, fortresses and other churches which are spread throughout the city.

The most popular cultural events in Sibenik is the International Child’s Festival (last week in June and first week in July), the Summer Organ School (in the second half of August) and the Å ibenik Summer. The Day of St. James (25th of July), the patron saint of the city, is festively commemorated too.

Sibenik Archipelago

Sibenik archipelago is the area of Adriatic aquatorium in vicinity of Å ibenik which consist of about 250 islands stretching along the coast over the area of about 160 square kilometers. Although this is a pretty large number of islands, only six of them are permanently populated with total of just about 7.5 thousands people. Due to its scarce population, Å ibenik Archipelago is popular to visit among people who seek isolation and beautiful, untouched nature..read more

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Hotel Panorama ★★★☆☆

Hotel Panorama“Panorama Hotel is one of the most beautiful tourist facilities of the Sibenik Riviera, situated on a cliff above the Krka canyon, offering amazing panoramic views.” Prices from €41 – Number of rooms: 20 – Check Hotel Panorama, Sibenik availability

Hotel Jadran ★★★☆☆

Hotel Jadran“In the historic town centre of Sibenik at the coastline, next to the UNESCO-protected Cathedral of St. Jacob, Hotel Jadran is located. It is an ideal accommodation for business people as well as leisure tourists from all over the world.” Prices from €57 – Number of rooms: 57 – Check Hotel Jadran, Sibenik availability

Bed&Breakfast Hotel The Konoba ★★★★☆

Bed&Breakfast Hotel The Konoba“Down the romantic cobbled streets of the old town, Bed&Breakfast Hotel The Konoba offers you charming, simple, Mediterranean-style apartments in 2 carefully renovated medieval houses with rooftop terraces overlooking the Adriatic.” Prices from €7 – Number of rooms: 5 – Check Bed&Breakfast Hotel The Konoba, Sibenik availability

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Small Photo Gallery of Sibenik

Photo gallery of SibenikPhotos of Sibenik include:

Cathedral Sveti Jakov in Sibenik , Primosten , Sibenik Sculture, Sveti Jakov Detail , Sibenik Views + Old Photos of Sibenik – small collection of old photographs of Sibenik including some photos of Krka waterfalls. Click on left image to browse our Small Photo Gallery of Sibenik

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