Local Attractions

Šibenik is situated next to numerous natural and cultural attractions such as national parks, nature parks and thousand-year-old monuments. Additional activities are possible due to the closeness of four Croatian national parks: Paklenica, Plitvice, Krka and Kornati, and two nature parks Telašćica and Lake Vrana, as well the cities Split and Zadar.

 

Kornati National Park

“Kornati National Park covers a surface of 220 km2 and includes a total of 89 islands, islets and rocks, with approximately 238 km of coastline. Besides this great number of islands, the land part of the park takes up only 1/4 of the total surface, while all the rest is ecosystem. Due to the exceptional beauty of the landscape, interesting geomorphology, great indentedness of the coastline and the particularly rich biocenosis of the maritime ecosystem, most of the Kornati waters were proclaimed a national park.”

Website: www.kornati.hr

Can be reached by boat only

 

Krka National Park

“Krka National Park covers the area along the Krka River that springs three kilometers northeast of Knin, flows through a deep, picturesque and 75-km-long canyon and creates noisy waterfalls of which the most famous and most well-known is Skradinski buk, which is the biggest travertine barrier in Europe.”

Website: www.npkrka.hr

Distance from Šibenik: 13 km

 

Plitvice National Park

“Abundance and magnificence of water is what most people think of when they first encounter the Plitvice Falls. Plitvice Lakes are a unique and natural phenomenon with its specific karst hydrography and rich flora and fauna representing an inestimable value. The great diversity of natural formations brought about the registration of Plitvice Lakes National Park in the UNESCO “World Heritage List “in the year 1979.”

Website: www.np-plitvicka-jezera.hr

Distance from Šibenik: 172 km

 

Paklenica National Park

“Paklenica National Park extends over a littoral slope of the southern Velebit, directly over the locality of Marasovići, to the area of the highest mountain tops (Vaganski vrh, Babin vrh, Sveto brdo). It covers an area of rapid mountain streams of Velika and Mala Paklenica, in other words their well-known canyons vertically cut into the southern Velebit slopes and the surrounding area. On a relatively small area, we find exceptional wealth in geomorphological phenomena and formations, variety of animal and plant world, attractive landscape and intact nature.”

Website: www.paklenica.hr

Distance from Šibenik: 106 km

 

Nature Park Telašćica

“The Bay of Telašćica is situated in the central part of the eastern Adriatic Sea, in the southeast of the island of Dugi otok. Thanks to its exceptional beauty, wealth and importance, this bay, surrounded by 13 islands and islets, consists of six islets within the bay, and was proclaimed a nature park in 1988. It had acquired the status of protected area already in 1980, thanks to its exceptionally valuable plant and animal world, geological and geomorphological phenomenon, valuable seabed communities and an interesting archeological heritage.”

Website: www.telascica.hr

Can be reached by boat only

 

Falcon Center Dubrava

“Falcon centar was founded in 1989. and over the past 16 years has been dedicated to the protection, conservation and preservation of birds of prey in Croatia. Situated only 5 kilometres from Šibenik, in the thick pine forest near the village of Dubrava it represents a unique site where the visitors can see birds of pray, falcons and owls.”

Website: www.sokolarskicentar.com

Distance from Šibenik: 5 km

 

Primošten Vineyards

“Despite the fact that the land surrounding Primošten is unsuitable for cultivation, agile citizens have created beautiful vineyards in the rocky, inaccessibly terrain. These vineyards are granted the official status of a monument to human efforts and their representation is also found in the lobby of the – United Nations building in New York. They are currently under consideration to become a UNESCO World Heritage site.”

 Distance from Šibenik28 km

 

Trogir

“Trogir is a remarkable example of urban continuity. The orthogonal street plan of this island settlement dates back to the Hellenistic period and it was embellished by successive rulers with many fine public and domestic buildings and fortifications. Its beautiful Romanesque churches are complemented by the outstanding Renaissance and Baroque buildings from the Venetian period.”

Website: www.trogir.hr

What to see: The old medieval town – UNESCO

Distance from Šibenik59 km

 

Split

“Split, second largest city in Croatia, is the economic and administrative center of Middle Dalmatia, with about 200,000 inhabitants. The site was first settled when, at the end of the third century AD, the Roman Emperor Diocletian built his palace here. The importance of Diocletian’s Palace far transcends local significance because of its level of preservation and the buildings of succeeding historical periods built within its walls, which today form the very heart of old Split. ”

Website: www.split.hr

What to see: Diocletian’s Palace – UNESCO

Distance from Šibenik: 88 km

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