Cruise to a Croatian City of Culture

Just 55 miles north of Split is the city of Sibenik, situated where the River Krka meets the Adriatic. Since 1066, it has been under rule by Croatians, Venetians, Austro-Hungarians, Yugoslavians, and once again back to Croatians—which has resulted in a diversity of international influences.

This is particularly evident in the old part of Sibenik, with its many churches, palaces, Dalmatian houses, as well in the city’s stone walls and four fortresses: St. John, St. Michael, St. Nicholas and Šubićaevac. A must see is the Cathedral Sveti Jakov, and if you love the great outdoors, then visit Krka National Park or Kornati National Park.

One of the best ways to see Sibenik is to lose yourself (but not really!) in the side streets and alleys that lead to charming shops and squares. Since the countryside around Sibenik is a major wine-producing region, be sure to take a break at one of the city’s many restaurants and enjoy a local red babićpaired with some fresh Adriatic seafood.

Cathedral Sveti Jakov

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Cathedral Sveti Jakov

Cathedral Sveti Jakov (otherwise known as St. James Cathedral) is Sibelik’s most famous attraction. Dating back to 1434, it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its fusion of Gothic and Renaissance art. Of particular note is the baptistery with its stunning design and lighting.

Kornati National Park

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Kornati National Park

Often referred to as a “nautical paradise,” Kornati National Park offers 89 uninhabited islands, islets and reefs for you explore. There are a variety of boat tours to Kornati, where you can sail, swim, snorkel, dive, island hop, or simply relax in the sunny beauty of your surroundings.

St. Nicholas Fortress

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St. Nicholas Fortress

Standing guard at the entrance of St. Anthony Channel, the 16th century St. Nicholas Fortress is the only one of Sibelik’s four medieval fortresses on the water. Abandoned by the military in 1979, it’s now open to the elements (and free to the public), and provides great views of the city.

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