Discover Šibenik Riviera for your holiday in Croatia
Šibenik Riviera offers both city break and beach holiday
The Šibenik Riviera is best known for its historical namesake town, popular for the majestic stone cathedral of St James, which is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site and took over a century to build. Old fortresses are also popular attractions here with the iconic St. Michael's castle that sits atop a hill overlooking the city, and the tripointed stronghold of St. Nicholas out to sea. Epicureans flock to this part of Croatia for the locally produced fine wines and the abundant fresh seafood, and the lush and watery national parks of Krka and Kornati are great for exploring by boat.
Šibenik town is also known for it's turbulent past having been ruled by the Venetians between 1412 and 1797 before being briefly ruled by the French. and then becoming part of the Austo-Hungarian Empire until it's collapse. The various influences can be seen in the interesting architecture of the buildings.
As well as offering tourists many historical areas of interest, large national parks to explore and a wealth of dining options, Šibenik also has superb beaches for those who prefer to relax. The city beach 'Banj' is well known and has a bar, restaurant and playground. Being only a ten minute walk fron the centre of Šibenik, this beach is a popular choice for those visiting the town. Thanks to the many Islands which sit near to Šibenik, the riviera has also become a popular spot for sailing and a total of 13 yacht marinas are located on the riviera.
The closest airport is located just outside Split and can be reached in under an hour.