Sibenik, Croatia (Latitude: 43.72751615° – Longitude: 15.89807085°), was named Port of the Week by MedCruise, the Association of Mediterranean Cruise Ports. The Port of Sibenik is one of the oldest and best-sheltered ports on the Croatian side of the Adriatic coast. It is located at the Krka river estuary. The port is naturally sheltered from wave & wind and is accessed through St. Anthony`s channel (2,700 meters long and 120-300 meters 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 silhouette of the city is characterized by the Gothic Renaissance Cathedral St. James, built in 1434 and lying just underneath the fortress walls of the old area of Sibenik. At the end of 2000, the cathedral and the old city nucleus were designated UNESCO World Heritage sites.
The cathedral and nearby renaissance town hall, other churches, palaces and the Prince’s Palace, presently housing the County Museum, make up a beautiful town square of Croatian urban heritage. The city is lively with small streets leading to attractive squares where modern shops sit alongside the fine architecture of the old town.
Only 10km from Sibenik is Krka National Park. In 2016 more than 1 million people visited the park and Roski Waterfall.
Tourists can visit the island of Zlarin, famous for its coral; the island of Krapanj, famous for its sponges; the Falcon centre, which is situated only 8km from the centre of Sibenik; Ethno village of Primosten Burni or Ethnoland Dalmati.
National Park Kornati is the largest and densest archipelago in the Adriatic Sea. A network of countless islands and islets, the nature and sea – makes the Kornati Islands an attractive destination.