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Šibenik (Croatia)

Practical information on Šibenik

  • Encounters with locals
  • Romantic
  • Place or Religious Monument
  • Festivals
  • Archaeological Site
  • Music
  • Museums
  • Castle and fortress
  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Unesco World Heritage
  • Essential
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
31 miles from Trogir by car
When to go
All year round
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Šibenik

Timothée D. Seasoned Traveller
285 written opinions

A coastal city lying between Split and Zadar, Sibenik, with its quaintly pretty historic centre, is a pleasant and enjoyable place to visit.

My suggestion:
Those interested in the history of the Balkan Wars will probably find an excursion to the city of Knin, just a few kilometres inland from Šibenik, particularly fascinating.
My review

Astonishingly underrated as it is, the city of Šibenik is largely ignored by tourists, who prefer instead to go to Zadar, Split or Trogir. This is actually a good thing, however, because it has enabled Šibenik to conserve its distinct identity and keep its secrets hidden from the wider world!

I have to say that I was rather impressed with Šibenik. Perhaps this was because I had no prior expectations of the city, or because nobody had ever told me anything positive about the place, or perhaps because the concrete buildings you see in the suburbs on the way into the city do not seem to augur well for what is to come. In fact it was only once I arrived at the beautiful historic centre of Šibenik, which is dominated by a magnificent fortress, that I realised just how charming a city it is.

Furthermore, Šibenik is also an ideal base from which to explore the wider region in this part of Croatia, whether that involves visiting Krka National Park (which is also incredibly underrated) or exploring the wonderful islands that lie out in the sea off the city's coast. Šibenik is an off-the-beaten-track destination that definitely deserves a closer look!

Aerial view of Šibenik's old town