Explore the sights of Sibenik
This fantastic seaside Croatian resort is one of the finest places to visit in the Dalmatian coast. An up-and-coming area, Sibenik holidays offer visitors a vibrant town with an equal balance of old world charm and a plethora of activities. From the quaint medieval quarter with its cobbled streets, fascinating architecture and lively bars to the stunning, lush national parks that lie just outside the towns borders; there is something for everyone in Sibenik.
Most popular hotels in Sibenik
Amadria Park Hotel Ivan
Sibenik, Central Dalmatia
At a glance
- Time Zone: GMT +
- Average flight time: 3h 10m
When to go
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Things to do in Sibenik
While the Sibenik does not have a beach, there are islands nearby with pebble beaches that make a great day of lazing on the shore. If you are more of a hiker than a beach bum, explore the hinterland around Sibenik. Located near the beautiful Krka National Park, visitors are treated to a huge variety of flora and fauna. Those looking to make a splash should seek out the Krka Waterfalls, a cascading number masterpiece ending in a warm, swimmable lagoon that is perfect for those hot summer days.
The famous World Heritage site, St James Cathedral, is a must for visitors. Gaze upon the carefully crafted stonework of this protected masterpiece and learn all about the architectural influences that helped to sculpt it into existence.
A top destination for visitors to Sibenik is the Dalmatian Ethno Village. This peaceful area gives you an insight into the simple way of life the people in this region once had. Olive trees hundreds of years old reach up into the sky and shade the quaint, old buildings underneath. Taste some of the fresh bread produced by the traditional old mills or take a sip of the brandy produced in the local distillery.
A Croatian Retreat
An ancient city- one of the oldest recorded- Sibenik is a truly wonderful place to discover. Accommodation in Sibenik promises a magic combination of new and old; with enough choice to satisfy even the pickiest visitor. Whether your dream holiday to Sibenik involves plush, pampering resorts or charming rustic character, this region is known for it all. Whatever you decide aim for Sibenik accommodation right next to the glittering water for a truly spectacular view.
Monuments and exploration
Those who have an interest for architecture and history will be well looked after in Sibenik. Just a single step outside your door and you find yourself among some of the oldest architecture in the country. Wander through the medieval part of town and you may well stumble across the impressive UNESCO World Heritage Site of the St James Cathedral.
As you might expect, Sibenik holidays are overflowing with fresh Mediterranean food and excellent quality wines. Tour around the taverns, restaurants and coffee shops for a veritable feast of delights. Specialising in grilled food, particularly fish, you can be sure to enjoy plenty of long lazy lunches, accompanied by some of Croatia’s finest wines.
Situated in a prime position to explore the surrounding islands, Sibenik is the perfect place to stay in Croatia for boat tours. Take to the water in a sea kayak tour, and enjoy a full day of admiring the stunning views along the Adriatic coast around Zlarin Island. The calm waters around Sibenik make kayaking easy work for beginners, and when stopping along the islands, a swim in the warm water makes a refreshing treat.