These two attractions come in a package.
Šibenik the city of fortresses
On this tour you are going to experience the oldest native Croatian town on the Adriatic coast founded by the medieval King Krešimir in the 11century. The city of Šibenik is special for many reasons. It is the only city in Croatia which can boast with not one but in fact two Unesco sites; St. James Cathedral and St. Nicholas fortress. St. James’ Cathedral was constructed entirely of stone and is reputed to be the world’s largest church built completely of stone without brick or wooden supports. It was also the first premanufactred church in entire Europe.
St. Nicholas fortress is one of the 4 fortresses in the city built in the 16.century as a defense against Ottoman Empire by the Venetians.
While the oldest monuments date back to the 11th century, the city development reached peak in the late Middle Ages. Šibenik counts a total of 24 churches, 4 fortresses, 4 wells and 2851 stone steps in the old city center – the most in Croatia. Picturesque bay and its location will captivate you at first sight. You’ll surely want to come back to discover its beauty and must-see attractions many times more.
Highlights of the tour
St. James Cathedral
Medieval Mediterranean Garden
St. Michael’s Fortress
The Republic Square
Four Wells Square,
The Bishop’s Palace
National Park Krka
Krka is one of the most fascinating Croatian rivers with seven breathtaking waterfalls. It springs at the footsteps of the highest Croatian mountain Dinara and it ends its journey near the city of Šibenik. The National park offers abundance of wildlife; such as 220 bird species, endemic fish species, biggest European mammal otter, swans, ducks and many more. The river has been oasis of life for centuries. The area has been inhabited by Ilirians, ancient Romans, Venetians and Croats.
The outstanding diversity of Krka’s plant life is owed to the area’s geographic position: the river Krka is situated in a transition zone between two distinctive vegetation belts, the evergreen Mediterranean and the deciduous sub-Mediterranean. The area of the National Park also includes various habitat types, such as travertine barriers, aquatic habitats with flowing and still waters, cliffs, rocky terrain and anthropogenic habitats, all of them providing a home to diverse plant species.
Skradinski Buk and the areas upstream and downstream house wetland species and the birds of the Aleppo pine forests; if you head to Roški Slap, there’s a good chance you’ll get to observe cliff and wetland species coexisting in a relatively small area. Out of the species, 111 are considered threatened in Croatia, while 9 are endangered – including golden eagle and peregrine falcon.