Sibenik – a Croatian jewel on the Adriatic coast

Sibenik lies on the Adriatic coast of Dalmatia in Croatia between Zadar to the north and Split to the south. I really liked Sibenik and thought that the town was very Italianesque especially around the main square.

Sibenik is best known for the St James cathedral. The Gradska Vijecnica Restaurant, in the loggia of the Town Hall, opposite the Cathedral, is renowned for its seafood and has been included in the “100 Best Restaurants in Croatia” and I can testify to the fact that the seafood is seriously good. It’s pretty swanky inside too.

Cathedral door, Sibenik, Croatia

Cathedral door, Sibenik

The town has a wide promenade with a childrens play area, plenty of benches and good selection of restaurants and bars. The Sibenik Archipelago lies in the bay and island such as Prvic are easily accessible by ferry.

Sibenik seafront, Croatia

The promenade Sibenik

Sibenik hosts an annual Childrens Festival in the Summer.

View of Sibenik Castle, Croatia

View to Sibenik Castle from the seafront

The Krka National Park with its amazing waterfalls is fifteen kilmetres from Sibenik. so can be combined with a visit to town of Sibenik to make a great day out from either Zadar or Split.

Waterfalls at Krka National Park, Sibenik, Croatia

Waterfalls at the Krka National Park

There’s not a lot of accommodation in Sibenik itself. The Solaris Holiday Park is located 6 kms from Sibenik, close to the beach. You can search for hotels in the Sibenik area at the best ratees avaiable through the metasearch HotelsCombined.

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Hello, I'm Karen Bryan, I created Europe a la Carte in 2002 to highlight the best places to visit in Europe with travel tips, photos and no fluff reviews. I’m also an artist; my artworks are often inspired by my travels