About Sibenik - North Dalmatia
Known locally as Sibensko-Kninska Zupanija, Sibenik county contains one of Croatia’s most beautiful National Parks, the Krka Waterfalls. It is also home to the Vransko Jezero Park, a huge lake which is a sanctuary for birds and is excellent for coarse fishing. Sibenik, less known than Dubrovnik and Split, possesses a personality and strong charm of its own. Sibeniks cathedral, dating back to 1434, is one of the marvels of the Dalmatian Coast.
St. Jakov Cathedral
The cathedral lies just below the castle ramparts of the town in the old quarter. The atmosphere here is young and animated, and delicious laces of streets lead to charming squares where modern fashionable shop windows merge in perfectly with the noble and elegant architecture of the centuries gone by.
The coastline to the south of this region is unusually undulating with numerous small peninsulas jutting out into the sea, on one of which, an almost-island, is the lovely fortress town of Primosten, a famous wine producing town. Nearby, Brodarica, is a tranquil small town set opposite the adorable isle of Krapanj, accessible in three strokes of an oar! Other islands worth a visit are Zlarin with a beautiful 15th century church, the isle of Privc with its two intimate villages, Prvic Luka and Sepurine with their pretty stone houses warming in the sun.
An arch looking out onto islands
One of many beautiful restaurants in Sibenik
Everywhere in the region little cafes offer wine straight from the barrel and there is a way of life quite unaffected by modern influences. Abounding in greenery and vine yards, with little tranquil bays of crystal clear sea for swimming. Who could ask for more.
THE KRKA NATIONAL PARK
The National Park of Krka is one of the natural wonders of Croatia, 15 minutes south of Sibenik in the direction of Kin, and should not be missed. It covers an area of 111 km2. In the south of the park is the river Krka with a series of spectacular cascading waterfalls. After follows the gorges of Mešu Gredama with its long lake and celebrated isle of Visovac, home to a 15th century monastery (Boat trips can be taken to the island). To the south of the lake are the Skradinski Buk waterfalls, the most spectacular in the park.
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