Šibenik, the oldest Croatian city is in the central part of the Croatian Adriatic Coast, located in the most protected natural harbour, in the centre of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, at the mouth of the beautiful Krka River. Šibenik is also located in between the Zadar and Split both also popular private yachtining destinations, extending up to 45 kilometers into the hinterland area, at the bottom of Dinara mountain.   

THINGS TO DO IN ŠIBENIK
GULET CRUISE GUIDE

THE BEST PRIVATE MARINAS, PORTS OR ANCHOR POINTS

You have 3 options on where & how you can start your cruise.

Private Marinas: is the most comfortable option. The driver takes you more or less in front of your gulet. You get on board in a nice and smooth fashion, no crowds and everything is calm and relaxed. However, in general, private marinas are more expensive then if you start your cruise in a port. (Your option in Šibenik: D-Marin Mandalina and Marina Solaris )

Ports: are usually crowded with lots of people and other ships, yachts & motor sailors. But the locations are best! You step out of the gulet and you are in the heart of the city. If this is what you like, it is perfect. (Your option in Šibenik: Luka Šibenik)

On Anchor: this means gulet is on anchor close to the main port and you are transferred from port to gulet with a dinghy/zodiac. Some people find this uncomfortable, and it can be unconvinient for seniors, but some love the adventure.  (Your option in Šibenik: Kanal Sv Ante.)

LUOPAN Sunset
šibenik port

3 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT ŠIBENIK:

1) Šibenik is the oldest native Croatian city in the Adriatic
2) Mediterranean climate with strong influence of continental climate
3) Cathedral of St. Jacob is enlisted in the UNESCO heritage list 

MUST SEE ATTRACTIONS

St. Nichola’s Fortress

St. Nicholas fortress is situated at the entrance to St. Anthony’s channel, and it was constructed during the 16th century in order to protect the town from the Turkish attacks from the sea. It was built after the plans of the Venetian military architect Michelle Sammichelli. The White stone was used for building the lower parts of the fortress and red stone for the upper parts. St. Nicholas’ fortress is one of the strongest maritime fortification architecture on the Adriatic Sea.

St. Michael Fortress

One of the first things that visitors see when entering Šibenik by road is the silhouette of St Michael’s Fortress, which crowns the pyramidal hill above Šibenik’s Old Town. Running downhill from the fortress towards the seafront is a crenelated set of double walls built in the 15th century to provide access to the sea. With recent extensive reconstruction, it has become a great summer stage for various cultural and music events.

St. Nicholas Fortress - Sibenik archipelago, Croatia.
ŠIBENIK City

St. James Cathedral

The cathedral of St. Jacob is the most valuable architectural monument built during the 15th and the 16th century in Croatia, and according to its beauty, construction techniques and style characteristics it is not only the biggest and the most valuable object of the architectural heritage of the Town of Šibenik, but it represents also a unique monument of the European sacral architecture. According to its artistic value, it belongs to the most valuable European monumental cathedrals, and thanks to some of its features it is unique not only among the cathedrals but among the Christian churches in general.

THE BEST RESTAURANTS TO CONSIDER IN ŠIBENIK

Several restaurants, cafes, and markets where you can expect only the superb food and amazing dishes for a good price. Everything you need for a superb culinary experience.

Vino I Ino, Ul. Fausta Vrančića bb, 22000, Šibenik

Vino & Ino is mentioned for the first time in late 2011 when they opened the “mobile” bar in Zagreb. The experiment went great.  The test resulted in the opening of a popular central location in Sibenik, followed by a tour of many other festivals and events that continued to this day. Over the years, after promoting local vine producers they added local delicacies to enrich and promote food from Dalmatia.

Pelegrini, Ul Jurja Dalmatinca 1, 22000, Šibenik

For the few years in a row, Pelegrini holds the title of the best Dalmatian restaurant. It has it all –  enchanting atmosphere, an unmatchable view of the cathedral of St. Jacob. In the heart of Šibenik lies a restaurant with one of the best chefs in Dalmatia. Every new season the restaurant comes up with completely new dishes because every dish tells a different new story. Every season is a new chapter in life.

Tavern “Nostalgija”, 11, Ul. Biskupa Fosca, 22000, Šibenik

Nostalgija” in Croatian means nostalgic. So, gastronomic experience in this restaurant is like time traveling in the times when food was fresh, local and prepared with love. Nostalgija offers you the taste of Mediterranean as it once was. This is a place for an authentic experience for any food enthusiasts who want to eat with their eyes closed with all of the five senses included in this gastronomic journey.