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Sibenik & Krka National Park

The city of Šibenik, founded over 1000 years ago is situated just 8 miles from the Krka Waterfalls National Park. It was once a seat of King Petar Krešimir, earning a nickname ‘Krešimir’s town’. With its fortifications and towers, it also boasts one of the largest Gothic-Renaissance cathedrals in the region, St James, constructed solely out of the stones from Korčula and Brač islands.

The stunning Krka Waterfalls National Park, is situated nearby, and is mother nature’s phenomenon. Admire the beautiful waterfalls and lakes and stroll along pathways winding through the lush flora with a refreshing swim opportunity in front of stunning Skradinski Buk waterfall. Visit the Krka Monastery built above the Roman catacombs as well as the enchanting Visovac Island which is home to a 15th century Franciscan Monastery.

Sibenik & Krka National Park At A Glance

Flight Time from the UK to Split 2hours 40mins

Population of Sibenik 46,000

What to See in Sibenik & Krka  
The Cathedral of St James, Dalmatian Ethno Village, St Michael’s Fortress, Sokolarski Raptor Centre, St Nicola’s Fortress, Sibenik City Museum,
Visovac Islet situated in the middle of the lake, Swim next to the largest waterfall (Skradinski Buk), Krka Monastery, Mother of Mercy Franciscan Monastery

Towns & Islands to Visit near Sibenik & Krka National Park
Trogir, Solin, Island of Solta, Island of Brac, Island of Vis, Island of Hvar

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Cruises that visit the Krka National Park & Sibenik region

Things to do in Sibenik & Krka National Park

Kornati Islands, Croatia

Discover beautiful Kornati islands national park

Due to their magnificent landscape beauty, the great indentation of the coastline and wealth of living marine ecosystems, the area was proclaimed a national park in 1980. Composed of 140 uninhabited islands, islets and reefs the Kornatis are the largest and densest archipelago in the Adriatic. Due to the typically karstic terrain, the islands are riddled with cracks, caves, grottoes and rugged cliffs. The deforestation has highlighted startling rock formations, whose stark whiteness against the deep-blue Adriatic is an eerie and wonderful sight. They form four groups running northwest to southeast. The first two groups of islands lie closer to the mainland and are known locally as Gornji Kornat and the largest of these islands is Žut.

The Cathedral of St James, Sibenik, Croatia

Visit the beautiful Renaissance architecture St. James Cathedral

Explore the magnificent Cathedral of St James in Šibenik (1431-1535), on the Dalmatian coast, bears witness to the considerable exchanges in the field of monumental arts between Northern Italy, Dalmatia and Tuscany in the 15th and 16th centuries. The three architects who succeeded one another in the construction of the Cathedral – Francesco di Giacomo, Georgius Mathei Dalmaticus and Niccolò di Giovanni Fiorentino – developed a structure built entirely from stone and using unique construction techniques for the vaulting and the dome of the Cathedral. The form and the decorative elements of the Cathedral, such as a remarkable frieze decorated with 71 sculptured faces of men, women, and children, also illustrate the successful fusion of Gothic and Renaissance art.

Krka National Park, Croatia

Explore the majestic waterfalls of National Park Krka

This magical National Park contains lakes, gorges and waterfalls with the river gushing through a karstic canyon 200m deep! Krka is actually a river in Dalmatia, Croatia’s southern-most province, which due to the local terrain forms into beautiful waterfalls. Krka river has 7 travertine barriers and a unique ecosystem. Krka river has 7 travertine barriers and a unique ecosystem. It runs from the Adriatic near Šibenik inland to the mountains of the Croatian interior.  Sights built by humans are also a major draw of the region, the area’s remoteness attracting monks who constructed their monasteries here. with the river gushing through a karstic canyon 200m deep.  To the north, a nature trail passes another striking cascade, Roški Slap, and the Krka Monastery, built above ancient Roman catacombs. Visovac Island is home to the 15th-century Franciscan Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy.

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Hotels in Sibenik

Heritage Hotel Life Palace

Heritage Hotel Life Palace

The boutique Heritage Hotel Life Palace is located within a beautifully renovated 15th-century stone building, ideally located in the pedestrian-only Old Town, less than 500 feet from the UNESCO-listed St. James Cathedral and under a half-mile from the city beach. It hosts 17 elegant rooms with marble bathrooms, high-end bath products, thick fluffy towels, heated floors  and bathrobes. Enjoy the historic, Renaissance-style ambiance as well as relaxing in the Finnish sauna and hot tub. Guests can also take advantage of the café with a terrace for all-day coffee and cocktails as well as light Mediterranean meals and sweets. A lavish breakfast buffet is provided that includes made-to-order omelets and cappuccino.