Sibenik – the centre of the Croatian coast

The Port of Sibenik is one of the oldest and bestsheltered ports on the Croatian side of the Adriatic coast. It is located at the Krka river estuary. The port is naturally sheltered from wave and wind, and is accessed through St. Anthony`s channel (2,700mtr long and 120-300mtr wide). Sibenik was mentioned for the first time in 1066 and it received status as a town in 1298, when the Diocese of Sibenik was established.

The Port of Sibenik Authority recognizes sustainable development as the fundamental aspect of future management and realizes that the aspiration for economic growth is closely connected with protection of healthy environment. 

The Sibenik region, located in the centre of the Croatian coast, represents one of the most suitable starting points for the excursion tourism in Dalmatia.Owing to its numerous islets, a number of national parks and nature reserves and a wealth of historical monuments, the Sibenik Riviera is a real jewel of Dalmatia. 

It is known for two national parks – Krka  and Kornati. The Krka National Park will offer you the beauty of the Krka Canyon along with numerous lakes and waterfalls and the Kornati National Park, consisting of 140 islands, islets and reefs, will enchant you with extraordinary sights of stone and sea.

The Sibenik Riviera with its natural and the historic surroundings offers many possibilities for trips to all areas of the region. About an hour drive towards south from Sibenik there are two other UNESCO localities – the Town of Trogir and the Roman palace of the emperor Diocletian in Split. Not far away from Sibenik are situated two more national parks – Paklenica National Park, known among alpinists, and Plitvice Lakes National Park, protected by UNESCO since 1979.

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