Šibenik-Knin is a Croatian region with a breath-taking, indented coastline in the Adriatic Sea. It forms an impressive archipelago with 242 islands, islets, cliffs and reefs, including one of three maritime national parks of the Republic of Croatia – Kornati National Park. The city of Šibenik - the centre of the region, is situated in the picturesque and indented bay where the beautiful Krka River enters the sea.
Šibenik is the oldest native Croatian city on the Adriatic. It grew from an old Croatian fort near the fortress of St. Michael, which still overlooks the town. Apart from St. Michael's, the town is surrounded by three other fortresses: St. Nicholas, St.John and Barone, overlooking from the height. The city has one of the most protected, natural harbours in the Adriatic, which is why it was always very attractive for foreign invaders. Various rulers have changed throughout the centuries - from Hungarian-Croatian to Austrian, but the longest and the most influential rule was Venetian, from the 15th until the 18th century. All of these cultures have shaped Šibenik and its surrounding area.
We will soon be giving you hints for great marine adventures in Šibenik-Knin. Stay tuned!