Šibenik Riviera Villas

The Šibenik Riviera is another stretch of coastline in the centre of Croatia that is home to both the Kornati National Park and the Krka National Park. The city of Šibenik is at the centre and the riviera extends for around 100km from the edge of the Split Riviera to Zadar.

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About Šibenik Riviera

Šibenik is thought to be the oldest Slavic town on the Croatian coastline, thought to have been established around the 11th century. It switched between Croatia and Venetian rule for centuries and now is best known for being the gateway to the Kornati archipelago.

Best Time To Visit Šibenik Riviera

Croatia enjoys a Mediterranean climate with hot and dry summers and mild, wet winters, so the best time to visit Šibenik and the surrounding riviera is between June and August. You’ll make the most of the high summer temperatures and low chances of rain here, and won’t have to worry about anywhere being too overcrowded with other travellers on their summer holidays.

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Best Things To Do To In Šibenik Riviera

There is plenty of medieval architecture in Šibenik, so one of the best things to do is simply tour the buildings and monuments around the streets and learn more about its history. Once you’ve explored the city, make the most of your proximity to two of the Dalmatian Coast’s best national parks and visit some of the islands in the Kornati archipelago or the impressive waterfalls of Krka.

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Best Places To Go In Šibenik Riviera

Šibenik is very well known for being a key filming location for later series’ of the popular fantasy television program Game of Thrones, so if you’re a fan then you can spend a good day or so touring all the places that were featured in the show. A key attraction is the Cathedral of St. James, which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list for being such a brilliant example of 15th and 16th-century architecture.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How far is Šibenik from Split?

Šibenik is about 88km away from Split. Driving between the two locations takes just over an hour, so it’s easy to take a day trip out to one from the other.

Is Šibenik expensive?

Šibenik isn’t a particularly expensive part of Croatia to visit in comparison to other, busier tourist destinations. It’s a good option for those who want to spend time in nearby Split but don’t want to pay the higher prices of staying in the city.

Is Šibenik worth visiting?

Šibenik is a destination in Croatia that often gets overlooked in favour of other, better-known places in the country, but it’s still definitely worth visiting. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site with plenty of things to see and do and tends to be less crowded in the peak season for tourism than other parts of the country.