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Sibenik Travel guide

 

Sibenik is the regional centre of Sibenik-Knin country.
The population of Sibenik is 37060 people.

Cathedral of St James of Sibenik UNESCO Croatia

The Cathedral of St James of Sibenik is on the UNESCO world heritage list. The Cathedral of St James is the main symbol of Sibenik.

History and sightseeing in Sibenik

Sibenik is located in a deep bay where the river KRKA meets the Adriatic sea, apprioximately between the city of Trogir (58 km) and the city of Zadar (64 km).

Cathedral of St James of Sibenik UNESCO Croatia

Sibenik, founded in 1066, is one of the most memorable cities of Croatia.

Sibenik is famous for its Cathedral of St James, located in the city centre.

Cathedral of St James of Sibenik UNESCO Croatia

Sightseeing Sibenik Croatia The Cathedral of St James

The Cathedral of St James of Sibenik is 31 m tall and is a wonder of architecture, it is constructed of separate stone slabs and is decorated with 74 heads, the portraits of the contemporaries of Juri the Dalmatian.

Ticket price to enter the Cathedral of St James of Sibenik is 15 kn (~2 euro)

Sightseeing Sibenik Croatia The Cathedral of St James

The St Ane Church, located on a high hill attracts the guests of the city, from it there is a great view of Sibenik.

Sightseeing Sibenik Croatia The Cathedral of St James

St Nicholas Fortress (16th century) was build on the island for defense against enemy attacks. The fortress and the fort once were one with the city walls, which were later demolished.

Fortress of Sv Nikolas Sibenik Croatia

Many on the sights of the city are well preserved. In the old centre of the city you can see a Renaissance building — the City Hall (16th century).

The building of the Prince’s palace (here the museum of the city is located) dates back to the time of Venetian rule. The Franciscan monastery. The church of St Barbara (15 век). Archbishop’s palace (mid-15th century).

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In June and July the Children’s festival takes place in Sibenik.

In August there is the musical festival of chanson.

In September there is a Medieval fancy dress festival with performances of folklore teams.

Sightseeing Sibenik Croatia The Cathedral of St James

What to see in Sibenik?

Aquarium in Sibenik

Sightseeing Sibenik Croatia The Sibenik Aquarium

In spring and summer there is an aquarium working in Sibenik for children and their parents. It acquaints the visitors with amazing wonders of the underwater world of the Adriatic and the tropical areas.

The Sibenik Aquarium has the area of 200 sq.m. and has 20 aquariums. The most impressive one is the 7,000 litre aquarium with sharks and rays.

The address of the aquarium is Sibenik: Sibenik, Kralja Tomislava 15a (50 meters away from St James Cathdral).

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Sibenik Falconry Centre – 8 km from Sibenik

Sibenik Falconry Centre Croatia

The Šibenik Falconry Centre located in dense pine forest near Dubrava, just 8 km north of the Sibenik city centre.

Šibenik Falconry Centre was founded in 2000.

The Šibenik Falconry Centre represents a unique place where visitors can find out about the mysterious life of sky hunters – falcons.

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Video about Sibenik

What to see around Sibenik?

in 10 km – National natural park KRKA
in 46 km – city Trogir (UNESCO)
in 72 km – caves Vranjace
in 75 km – the ruins of the Ancient Roman city Salona & and Turkish fortress Klis
in 82 km – famouse city Split with Diocletian’s Palace
in 110 km – city Omis & rafting on the Cetina river & the Pirate fortress
in 134 km – National natural park Biokovo & city-resort Makarska
in 205 km – National park Plitvice lakes
in 272 km – famous city Dubrovnik (UNESCO)
in 343 km – the capital of Croatia – Zagreb

Sandy beach Solaris resort – 8 km from Sibenik

The famous sandy beach of the Solaris Beach Resort of Sibenik city is located in 8 km from Sibenik, and is rightfully considered among the best sandy beaches of Croatia.

The resort complex Solaris Beach Resort of Sibenik is a complex of hotels and a camping site, which are united and are equipped with different kinds of entertainment and a fascinating sandy beach.
Sandy Beach Solaris Sibenik Croatia

Solaris Beach Resort includes:
Hotel Niko 4*
Hotel Ivan 4*
Family hotel Andrija 4*
Resort hotel Villas Kornati 4*
Camping Solaris 4* with mobile homes
Car camping Adriatic 3*

Sandy Beach Solaris Sibenik Croatia

For children, the Solaris resort offers a variety of entertainment – children’s pools, water slides, playgrounds, animation …
The Andrija 4* hotel’s interior, as well as exterior, follows an underwater theme, including mermaids, dolphins, sea turtles and other motifs. The hotel reception features a smaller children’s reception where the young guests can enjoy a volcano-shaped slide while being entertained by the hotel mascot.
Not far from the Family hotel Andrija 4 * located Water Park Solaris with water attractions for children and their parents.

Sandy Beach Sibenik Croatia

The Solaris Beach Resort of Sibenik is a complex of hotels and a camping site, which are united and are equipped with different kinds of entertainment and a fascinating sandy beach.

Solaris beach offers its guests chaise lounges for sunbathing, umbrellas, water and sports entertainment, cafes and bars on the beach, restaurants and fast food places. In the evening Solaris sandy beach turns into a promenade area with beach discos and other kinds of entertainment.

Sandy Beach Solaris Sibenik Croatia

The bay of Solaris beach is 4 km long, and everyone can find a place on the beach — in a loud entertainment part, or in quieter areas.

The Solaris sandy beach has the Blue Flag international award for its very clean sea.

Beaches in Sibenik & riviera

Beach Sibenik Croatia
The beaches of Sibenik Riviera are considered of the beaches of Sibenik itself, the famous beaches of the Vodice resort, the beaches of Primosten resort,

and the beaches of the settlements of the riviera of Sibenik are considered Sibenik beaches: Tribunj, Srima, Zaton, Skradin, Zaboric, Marina, Vinisce, and the beaches of Murter peninsula.

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Hotels & hostels in Sibenik

Hotel Ivan 4* Solaris resort Sibenik

Hotels Sibenik Croatia
SUPERB rating 9.1 / 10
Review score based on 246 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: 100 m
Distance to center of Sibenik: 6 km
Distance to airport Split: 70 km
Add: all rooms of hotel comprise air conditioning, sat TV, minibar, safe, private bathroom. The hotel offer tennis courts, spa & wellness centre with pools, bar, restaurant with Dalmatian specialities
Cost room 2 per: from 115 euro

Photo and description of hotel Ivan Solaris 4* Sibenik

Family Hotel Andrija 4* Solaris resort Sibenik

Hotels Sibenik Croatia
SUPERB rating 9.1 / 10
Review score based on 263 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: 50 m
Distance to center of Sibenik: 6 km
Distance to airport Split: 70 km
Add: while the 4-km long beach, hotel boasts a restaurant, children’s playroom & mini-buffet, bar with non-alcoholic cocktails, outdoor pool, tennis court on site, all rooms have air-conditioning, sat TV, balcony, minibar, bathrooms with hairdryers and toiletries. Hotel’s interior, as well as exterior, follows an underwater theme, including mermaids, dolphins, sea turtles and other motifs. Distance to the national parks of Kornati, Krka, Plitvice Lakes and Paklenica, which are within 10 to 40 km away
Cost room 2 per: from 120 euro

Photo and description of  hotel Andrija Solaris 4* Sibenik

Hotel Panorama 4* Sibenik

Hotels Sibenik Croatia
VERY GOOD rating 8.0 / 10
Review score based on 187 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach:
Distance to center of Sibenik: 5 km
Distance to airport Split: 70 km
Add: situated on a cliff above the Krka river canyon, offering amazing panoramic views, swimming pool, bar, restaurant, fitness centre. The hotel has been completely renovated, guests can use the swimming pool for free
Cost room 2 per: from 66 euro

Photo and description of hotel Panorama 4* Sibenik

Hotel Niko 4* Solaris resort Sibenik

Hotels Sibenik Croatia
VERY GOOD rating 8.4 / 10
Review score based on 124 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: 50 m
Distance to center of Sibenik: 6 km
Distance to airport Split: 70 km
Add: all rooms comprise a balcony, air conditioning, sat TV, minibar, private bathroom with a shower. It is surrounded by lush Mediterranean greenery and along the award-winning 4-km pebble beach. Near the hotel there is the lounge restaurant Sibinium, pizzeria Ivan, outdoor pools, with a sea view
Cost room 2 per: from 96 euro

Photo and description of Hotel Niko Solaris 4* Sibenik

Private apartments in Sibenik

Apartments Villas Kornati 4* resort Solaris Sibenik

Private apartments Sibenik Croatia
VERY GOOD rating 8.3 / 10
Review score based on 129 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: seafront
Distance to center of Sibenik: 10 min drive
Distance to airport Split: 1 hour drive
Add: private beach area, outdoor swimming pool, air-conditioning, in the resort’s children’s playground, minigolf, nightclub, Spa and wellness facilities can be used
Cost apartment 2+2: from 69 euro

Photo and description apartments Villas Kornati 4* Sibenik

Apartments Old Town 3* Sibenik

Private apartments Sibenik Croatia
FABULOUS rating 8.9 / 10
Review score based on 65 reviews
Distance to the nearest beach: 10 min walk
Distance to center of Sibenik: 100 m
Distance to airport Split: 1 hour drive
Add: situated in various locations in the historic centre of Sibenik, about 100 m from the Cathedral of St. James (UNESCO), free Wi-Fi, equipped kitchen, private bathroom, parquet floors
Cost apartment 2+2: from 37 euro

Photo and description apartments Old Town 3* Sibenik

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Get to Sibenik

Get to Sibenik by air:

The nearest international airport to Sibenik is airport Split.

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Distance from airport Split to Sibenik city – 51 km; to airport Zadar city – 90 km; to airport Zagreb city – 348 km

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Get to Sibenik by bus:

Sibenik is connected by bus routes to all major cities of Croatia – Split, Zagreb, Osijek, Pula, Zadar, Sibenik, Varazdin, and other European cities – Frankfurt and Dortmund (Germany), Trieste (Italy).
Phone of Sibenik bus station +385 060 368 368

You can get information about timetable and tickets by bus in Europe:

Get to Sibenik by car:

Motorways connect Sibenik with all cities and regions of Croatia.
Sibenik can be reached by the free motorway Jadranska (E65), which goes along all of Croatia’s coastline, or the paid highway (A1).

Distance from Sibenik to Croatian cities:

Distance from Sibenik to Croatian cities:
to centar of Split – 82 km;
to city Zadar – 90 km;
to centar of Dubrovnik – 272 km;
to city Rijeka – 298 km;
to city Pula – 404 km;
to capital of Croatia – Zagreb – 343 km

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Map of Sibenik

Weather in Sibenik

Average monthly temperatures in Sibenik Croatia:

January +10 С
February +11 С
March +14 С
April +18 С
May +23 С
June +27 С
July +30 С
August +30 С
September +26 С
October +21 С
November +15 С
December +12 С

Average monthly water temperatures in Sibenik Croatia:

January +13 С
February +12 С
March +13 С
April +14 С
May +17 С
June +22 С
July +24 С
August +25 С
September +22 С
October +21 С
November +18 С
December +15 С

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