Šibenik is a city with a population of about 46,000 in Croatia, in north Dalmatia. It's most famous for its Saint James Cathedral, which is on the UNESCO World heritage list. Almost a trademark of the city is the traditional šibenik hat, coloured orange and black, the city's colours. The inventor of the parachute and the first man to use it, Faust Vrancic, was born here and lived here throughout the 16th and 17th centuries. Famous basketball player Dražen Petrović, as well as Maksim Mrvica, a piano player, were born here.
If you have a car, trip to Šibenik isn't very difficult; you simply take A1 highway Zagreb-Split and take off at Šibenik junction.
You will get a better rate booking online directly. Local companies generally have cheaper rates than the multi-nationals.
Everywhere in the city is within walking distance. From bus station to the old city centre it takes only five minutes to walk. You can get to all sights on foot, and the furthest are within half an hour walk.
If you come by car, there's a large parking place on the very central square Poljana, as well as there is one with 700 spots when you enter the town northbound. If you want to go to the outskirts of the city (for instance to the Dalmare shopping centre), you can take a public bus. Bus transport in Šibenik is operated by one public and three private companies.
Any information about Šibenik, tourist places around Šibenik, offers about activities, National Park Krka or Kornati, rural tourism, excursions, gastronomy or any other information one can find in Town of Šibenik Tourist board at the address Fausta Vrančića 18.
Šibenik was mentioned for the first time under its present name in 1066 in a Charter of the Croatian King Petar Krešimir IV. For a period of time, it was a seat of the Croatian King. For that reason, Šibenik is also called "Krešimirov grad" (Krešimir's city). It is the oldest native Croatian town on the eastern shores of the Adriatic sea. You can see the statue of King Petar Krešimir IV between the park and the beginning of the promenade along the sea. Šibenik was for almost 300 years under Venetian rule, and then in Austro-Hungary, Yugoslavia and finally, Croatia. It was a very important town in Venetian-Turkish wars and it was a frontier of the western civilization an Christianity. This period left Šibenik with four beautiful fortresses: St. Michael, St. John, Šubićaevac and St. Nicholas. Old part of the town, full of churches, old noblemen palaces and typical dalmatian stone houses centuries old is very interesting. Town walls are also well preserved. One og the most interesting sights is medieval monastery garden. Famous Croatian basketball player Drazen Petrovic was born in Sibenik.
is the main sight. It is on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Its building had started in 1431, and it was finished in 1536 due to Turkish wars. Several successive architects built it completely in stone in the 15th and 16th centuries, both in Gothic and in Renaissance style. The interlocking stone slabs of the Cathedral's roof were damaged when the city was shelled by Serbian forces in 1991. The damage has since been repaired. It has a beautiful baptistery worth seeing it, and the curiosity is it has been built with stone only, without any kind of binder. Another one is 72 human heads carved in stone on the external part which belong to unknown individuals, passers-by, sailors, merchants and peasants who posed as the cathedral was being built. Statues of Adam and Eve are also curious; Adam is covering his breasts, and Eve is covering not her breasts, but her stomach.
"Bunari" or, literally, "wells", is a complex of water reservoirs, built in 15th century for city's water supply. They are now dry and decorated as a museum/gallery and a cafe. It has 7 sections: (Šibenik's treaure, food and drink, ship wrecks around Šibenik, persons from the past...). Concerts, stand-up comedy shows etc. often take place at the cafe. Very interesting spot.
Extremely rare medieval monastery garden, restaurated in 2007 by Dragutin Kiš, who won a millenium Flora award in Japan in 2000. Won the first prize at school gardens contest in Croatia. It contains various plants, especially those used in pharmacy and as spices. It has a quiet cafe, where you can quietly enjoy the view to the Šibenik's old part and the sea, the atmosphere and the odor.
St. Michael's Fortress
St. John’s Fortress
If you are in Šibenik, and looking for place to eat Kike Pizzeria is worth a visit. (located in the ancient part of the city.)
No. 4 Restaurant Address: Trg Dinka Zvorovića 4, Šibenik Phone: 022/ 217 517
Tinel Restaurant Address: Trg pučkih kapetana 1, Šibenik Phone: 022/ 331 815
Kanela Restaurant Address: Obala dr. Franje Tuđmana, Šibenik Phone: 022/ 214 986
Barun Restaurant Address: Podsolarsko 66, Šibenik Phone: 022/ 350 666
Gradska vijećnica Restaurant Address: Trg Republike Hrvatske 1, Šibenik Phone: 022/ 213 605
Uzorita Restaurant Address: Bana Josipa Jelačića 50, Šibenik Phone: 022/ 213 660
Medulić Coffee Bar - Restaurant Address: Kralja Tomislava 9, Šibenik Mob: 091/ 253 0459 098/ 484 632
Atrium 22 221 Lozovac Tel: 00385 22 778 021 Mob: 00385 98 337 548
Konoba Vinko Konjevrate Tel: 00385 22 778 750
Konoba Nostalgija Biskupa Fosca 11, Šibenik Tel: 00385 22 200 217 Mob: 00385 91 587 2506 Restoran Tomaseo Obala dr. Franje Tuđmana 3, Šibenik Tel: 00385 22 219 254
Restoran/pizzeria Gastro Italiano Podsloarsko 78 Tel: 00385 22 350 494 Mob: 00385 91 490 9988
Restoran Gušt Velimira Škorpika 18 Tel: 00385 22 312 097
Castello Restaurant Address: Božidara Petranovića 8, Šibenik Phone: 022/ 336 385
Pelegrin Tavern Address: Jurja Dalmatinca 1, Šibenik Phone: 022/ 213 701
Penkala Buffet Address: Fra Jerolima Milete 17, Šibenik Phone: 022/ 219 869
Šimun Buffet Address: Fra Jerolima Milete 17, Šibenik Phone: 022/ 212 674
Torcida Restaurant Address: Donje Polje Phone: 022/ 565748
Krka - Belvedere Restaurant Address: Autocesta A1, Most Krka Phone: 022/ 7857 459 Mob: 098/ 347 427 099/ 212 2681
Dva Mornara Restaurant Address: Zablaće Mob: 098/ 294 122
Zora Restaurant - Pizzeria Address: Zablaće Phone: 022/ 354 140
Kod Pipe Tavern Address: Zablaće Phone: 022/ 354 142
Pizzeria Viva Address: Frana Supila 7, Šibenik Phone: 022/ 331 707
Pizzeria Argola Address: Obala dr. Franje Tuđmana 4, Šibenik Phone: 022/ 219 471
Bazen Pizzeria and Coffee Bar Address: Prilaz tvornici 3, Šibenik Phone: 022/ 218 134
Pizzeria Best Address: Žirjanska 12, Šibenik Phone: 022/ 216 506
Pizzeria Forum Address: Vladimira Nazora 7, Šibenik Phone: 022/ 218 646
Pizzeria Kike Address: Jurja Šižgorića 1, Šibenik Phone: 022/ 330 141
Atrij club Pizzeria and Spaghetteria Address: Obala dr. Franje Tuđmana 2, Šibenik Phone: 022/ 213 443
Zora Catering Address: Obala dr. Franje Tuđmana 4, Šibenik Phone: 022/ 215 841
Wine bar & concept store "Vino&Ino" Fausta Vrančića bb, Šibenik
Dalmatian Ethno Village Solaris Beach Resort Hoteli Solaris 86 22 000 Šibenik +385 22 361 001
There is a hostel Indigo located in the old part of the city. And they have one newly opened hostel Mare whit 12 beds dorm for HRK120. Hostel Mare have no kitchen but one small garden. Friendly staff.
In the center of the Town one can find many facilities for private accommodation, you only have to look at the signs. There is also many Hotels in the center and the area.