Sibenik Travel Guide

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Sibenik Things to Do

  • Tomislav Street

    The old town has two main streets, with the main monuments alternating and even coexisting with commercial buildings. Tomislaw St is the longest one, showing you City Hall and St Barbara church, ending in Poljana.

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  • The Canal

    Sibenik stands at the end of a long canal, well protected by several ancient fortress. Approaching from the sea has that additional revelation, with the boat slowly turning left and right as the town unfolds before it. We don't even notice that the approach takes more than half an hour!

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  • Old Town

    It's easy to explore the old town, with two main streets housing all the interesting locations.Commerce is well integrated, with discretion, but always allowing a varied look, with the narrow streets easing the walk under their shades.

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  • St Jakov cathedral

    I'm not an expert in architecture nor history, so, don't ask me why did this cathedral deserve to become UNESCO heritage, as it did in 2000. I saw Gothic elements with Renaissance ones as in many other churches around. I read that the combination of both styles is particularly well succeeded here. OK. That's it, nice, but it didn't impress me that...

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  • Poljana (Tito's old square)

    Exiting the old town we arrive at this large and modern square, without any shock. A small garden beside it and a flea market help to integrate everything in an acceptable harmony. This reminded me that we spent a week in historic Croatia, but didn't see much of "modern Croatia". Or did we?

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  • St Nicholaus Cemetery

    The current day cemetery is from the mid 1800's, and still in use today. There are family plots where multiple generations are buried. Pictures and photos of them adorn the plot headstones and monuments.

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Sibenik Hotels

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  • Andrija

    Hotelsko Naselie Solaris 66, Sibenik, 59000, Croatia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Jakov

    At the end of August 2012 we stayed for 2 nights in the Hotel Jakov in the Solaris Resort which was...

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  • Hotel Jure

    Solaris Holiday Resort BB 22000 Sibenik Croatia, Sibenik, 22000, Croatia

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Sibenik Restaurants

  • Nice Decoration

    We were in a package, eating what was supplied, without chosing the place nor knowing its price. Here, we had a regular chicken, and enjoyed the decoration of the restaurant. I think that served "a la carte" things would be much better. As usual!

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  • Caffe Bar and Ice Cream Valeria

    The Valeria is a café which has cakes and ice cream. We sat outside and enjoyed a cold drink and watched people go by.I had an ice chocolate like I know them from Germany. I was very pleased to find this item on the menu and even more pleased when it was possible to change the chocolate ice cream in the cold chocolate drink for vanilla ice cream....

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  • Caffe Bar Bagatin

    We found this laid back café off the main drag in the old town of Sibenik. The place has two floors inside but of course we sat outside in the shade.I opted for a ham/cheese toast for 10 Kuna and an Ice Tea for 15 Kuna. Service was friendly.They have toilets on the upper floor.

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Sibenik Nightlife

  • In the heart of the town

    Cafe bar Admiral is situated in the heart of the old core, in the small square right behind the church of St. Barbara. Its wonderful terrace, overlooking the street, offers an perfect spot for people watching, especially very beautiful local girls. The ambiance is medieval, very attractive and very relaxing. Casual or sports wear during the day,...

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  • short and almost intimate streets called...

    There are lots of cafe-bars in this short and narrow streets where barely a table and a seat can stand. The good thing is, you can have a very close look at him/her, the bad thing is, you can hardly step in or step out of it.The ambiance and atmosphere is usually very friendly and in a short time you will feel here as this is cafe-bar which are...

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  • AURORAOnly one kilometer from...

    AURORAOnly one kilometer from the town is the entertainment center called Aurora, The disco is the biggest and best in this part of the Adriatic, can take up to 3.000 guests in the summer months. There are also games in the Aurora, fun evenings in the pizzeria or gril1. Many events of traditional singing and dancing, live music in the center of...

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Sibenik Transportation

  • By bus to Sibenik and beyond

    We arrived by bus to Sibenik from Trogir in August 2012. From Trogir we paid 36 Kuna to Sibenik. You will find the Sibenik bus station a short walk from the old town. It is situated right by the bay.The bus station has public pay toilets, snack bars and a ticket office. Across the road close by there is also a "DM" shop. This is a German chain shop...

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  • Parking-Pick YOur Spot

    As usual, there are no places to be usually found on the street, and if you do, they have zones to charge for the time. Some limit to 2 hours maximum. We ended u parking over by the bus station, and that is a place that they direct you to once you get off the highway and head for the city. So it seems to be the best place to park, and be safe. Most...

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  • By Car: How Far/How Long...?

    Some road distances to Sibenik from:- Zagreb (Croatia): 341 kms.- Florence (Italy): 829 kms.- Luxembourg: 1.404 kms.- Madrid (Spain): 2.390 kms.Checking the website, you’ll find more road distances together with the driving times and the best routes.

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Sibenik Shopping

  • Gift shop

    The gift shop is located in the Miller's house, actually in his bedroom. The furniture in the shop is antic and hand-made by the local craftsmen. Small gifts and souveniers made by local craftsmen. All the products are hand-mede and typicall of the area around the National Park. the prices are resonable

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  • Postcards, films, newspapers

    The old stony house, next to Skradinski buk, was turned into the shop where you can buy postcards of the National Park and some souveniers.Also, the shop is supplied with various kind of films, and the prices are, more or less, equal as in the town of Sibenik. - postcards- newspapers- films- souveniers

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  • postcards, books and vases

    A tiny shop in the old town, selling postcards in particular, but also books on croatia and locally made glass vases. The books selection was really quite good. Books about Croatia and about Sibenik and the surrounding area. about 10-15$ for books. vases: i don't remember

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Sibenik Local Customs

  • The Cathedral - Juraj Sizgoric crypt

    There are several crypts of Sibenik bishops in the cathedral. Juraj Sizgoric, the bishop of Sibenik who strongly encouraged the building of the cathedral, was buried in the stone sarcophagus situated right from the main entrance. Bishop's figure on the cover of the sarcophagus is the work of Juraj Dalmatinac who managed to express the individual...

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  • The window

    There are plenty of fine details on the buildings in the old core of the town. You can missed most of them if just strolling and not observing the buildings on your way. Take your time while exploring the city and many almost hidden spots might attract your attention.This beautifuly designed window stands on the side facade of the church of St....

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  • Medieval public wells

    Water is the source of life and as such is a public good that everyone is entitled to use for free.That's how it used to be and especially in the Mediterranean area, which has never been rich in water sources. At that time, the city authorities have been building public wells that were to benefit for all citizens. Medieval rich people, except for...

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Sibenik Warnings and Dangers

  • Porticos of Sibenik

    Sibenik is a very typicall mediterranean city with lots of short and very narrow streets which goes up and down in a kind of a confusion way.What you need to know when strolling around is that you cannot be lost here. In case you find yourself lost, just turn down in the direction of the coast and you'll be saved.

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  • DO travel with strong...

    DO travel with strong painkillers, as these countries do not always have drugs available to the local doctors. Our friend had broken his hip and my aspirin/codeine was less than useless. The doctor who saw him had no painkillers and the ambulance was broken! Things may be better now, but better to be on the safe side.

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Sibenik What to Pack

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    Luggage and bags: Well known and beautiful tourist destination near town of Sibenik. Actually, it is one of the most beautiful places in the Moddle Dalmatia

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The town is sitauted on a small peninsula, and it looks great.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Numerous small pansions inside the town and on the coast, offers you an unique accomodation.

    Photo Equipment: Take your camera too.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: There are nice camping areas too.

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Sibenik Off The Beaten Path

  • NP Krka

    A National Park of Krka is an extensive, mainly unaltered area of exceptional and diverse natural values, including one or more conserved or insignificantly changed ecosystems. Its purpose is primarly scientific, cultural, educational and recreational, and the function of the tourist industry is to assist people to visit and look around.The park is...

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  • Primosten

    This town is located only 15 kilometers from Sibenik, to the south. It is a tourist spot, but a real treat to see from afar. We did not stop, but which we had if time permitted. It is a small island village with only 2,000 people. They thrive on tourism and some farming on the mainland. About 500 years ago, they connected the island to the...

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  • The Kornati National Park, a paradise...

    There are 147 islands and islets of various size in the Kornati archipelago ! They have no permanent inhabitants, though there exist a few villages. Vrulje is the main village of the main island. It has a few houses, no permanent inhabitants. The owners of the houses come in summer, mostly from Murter peninsula. Vrulje is proud of its 3 "streets"...

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Sibenik Sports & Outdoors

  • Swiming

    When you're spending your summer vacations in the town of Šibenik, or in the nearby coastal towns, you can enjoy in the unique experience, swiming in the salt-water of Adriatic and sweat-water of NP Krka. Usually, the sweat-water is colder then the salt-water, approximatelly for 2-3 C degrees. Therefore, before entering in the water make sure it is...

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  • swimming in skradin

    Skradin is a sleepy village just outside Krka National Park - and has a nice concrete beach with wonderfully warm water - after all it's in a lake you'll be swimming, not in the sea. But i found it very pleasant - and the people were really nice there. To get there you can go by bus from Sibenik, but the whole point is to go there ater visiting the...

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  • hiking at krka national park

    There are several hiking possibilities at Krka National Park - the one I'm suggesting is a very short and scenic one... it should not take more than 90 minutes to complete - it's the one that leads you through the forest down to the foot of the big waterfall, where you can go swimming with the locals. From the watermill museum at Skradinski Buk,...

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Sibenik Favorites

  • General Info

    * Tourist OfficeObala Dr. Franje Tuðmana 5 HR- 22000 Šibenik- Tel.: (+385) 022 214 41/214 448- Fax: (+385) 022 214 266- E. mail: tz.grada.sibenika@si.t-com.hr- Internet:www.sibenik.hrwww.sibenik-tourism.hr

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  • Riva

    Riva (the coast) goes all around the old core of the town and further in direction of the railway station. It is the main pedestrian area of the city, ecpecially in the hot summer nights. The sea-water and the gentle wind from its direction makes perfect refreshing conditions.Besides, there are a number of restaurants on it and the huge parking...

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  • The best place in Dalmatia

    Sibenik is small town in Dalmatia,but it is so beautifuly.People are very nice.In Sibenik you can see a very old part of the town.There are a very good complex of hotels name *Solaris*,there you can find everything.Beaches are beautiful.Sea is very clean.For parents with baby,there is people who get care of your children.Also,near Sibenik is the...

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