The center of the region is Šibenik, a city with a rich cultural history, which was founded more than a thousand years ago.
Šibenik is best known for its largest and most precious sacral monument, the Gothic-Renaissance cathedral of St. Jacob. The cathedral was built over 100 years at the turn of the 15th and 16th centuries. It’s specific because it is constructed solely of stone from the islands of Brač and Korčula. This cultural monument is so special and rightfully carries the appellation of the most beautiful cathedral in Dalmatia and is the most striking sacral building in Croatia.
Special attractions of the city are three fortresses that are definitely worth a visit – the Barone Fortress, the Fortress of St. Michael and the Fortress of St. Nicholas, which was located on the sea and served as a defense system of the city.
Šibenik and its surroundings are a great choice for everyone who wants to enjoy the natural beauty of nature, cultural and historical monuments, royal towns, and mighty fortresses.
Here are two national parks, and many interesting places and islands that you should not miss.
Krka National Park attracts tourists from all over the world with its enchanting nature and rich flora and fauna. The beautiful river Krka, which is a natural karst phenomenon, pours its cold water over seven waterfalls, of which the most impressive are certainly Roški slap and Skradinski Buk. There is also a special place – the Franciscan monastery Visovac with a valuable library located in the middle of the emerald lake on a picturesque island.
Kornati National Park – the stone pearls of the Mediterranean are an unavoidable destination for all lovers of crystal clear sea, hidden coves, and rich underwater world.
This archipelago is the densest archipelago in the entire Mediterranean Sea – about 140 islands are scattered over an area of 320 km2.
The story of Kornati is a quiet petrified story. A perfect depiction of the stingy stone and the struggle of the Dalmatian man to survive in such nature.
There are so many beautiful places to visit in this region, such as the 17 meter high statue of Our Lady of Loreto located on a hill above Primošten. This beautifully landscaped lookout is best visited in the late afternoon before sunset and enjoy the panoramic view of one of the most picturesque places in Dalmatia – Primošten, and Šibenik, Rogoznica, Kornati, the entire Šibenik archipelago and the open sea.
Among our recommendations is also a hidden gem of nature – Vrana Lake. This is the largest natural lake in Croatia. It is immersed in the Mediterranean climate, but not great depth, because the lake is two to five meters deep. Vrana Lake is a natural phenomenon of a submerged karst field full of life. Located in the vicinity of the sea, the lake is home to exceptional number of bird species, to wild ducks and egrets in particular.