St. Anthony’s Promenade in the Šibenik Channel
St. Anthony’s Channel is one of the most beautiful parts of the Adriatic coast and the most beautiful sea entrance to a city. Along with the natural beauty obvious at first glance and the beautiful panoramic view of Šibenik, its archipelago and the fortress of St. Nicholas, the channel has many cultural and natural values.
The arranged path, dock and viewpoints, cultural goods and recreational facilities allow various activities throughout the area (walks, recreational running, Nordic walking, orienteering, cycling, cultural goods sightseeing, panoramic sightseeing, organization of trainings and sports competitions etc.)
Fortresses of Šibenik
The impressive four Šibenik’s fortresses surrounding the city amaze with their beauty and capture the spirit with their rich history. The fascinating fortresses have successfully protected the largest preserved old town in Croatia from various attacks throughout centuries. The defensive walls rising above the city are today representing an inevitable attraction with a fantastic view that you simply have to experience.
St. Michael’s Fortress
St. John’s Fortress
St. Nicholas Fortress
Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism of Italy nominated Šibenik’s Fortresses as part of the Venetian defence system for the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List. The Venetian defence system is currently on the tentative UNESCO list. Be sure to visit and experience the beauty of Šibenik’s unique 4 fortresses.
Krka National Park
Krka National Park is located in the Šibenik-Knin County and covers an area of 109 km² of the most beautiful part of the river Krka and the lower flow of the river Čikola.
With its length of 72.5 km, including the sunken part of the mouth, Krka is the 22nd longest river in Croatia. Its source is located at the foot of the Dinara mountain, 3.5 km northeast of Knin. With seven tufaceous waterfalls and a total fall of 224 m, Krka is a natural and karst phenomenon. The tufaceous waterfalls of the Krka river are the fundamental phenomenon of this river.
Due to its exceptional natural values, the need to legally protect the Krka river has been recognized already in the middle of the 20th century. The initiative for proclaiming the Krka river a national park started in 1971.
Kornati National Park
It was proclaimed a national park in 1980 and then protected. The total surface area of the park is about 220 km² and is consisted of 89 islands, islets and cliffs. From the surface are of the park, only about 1/4 is mainland, while the rest is a marine ecosystem.
It abounds in natural and cultural features. The vertical cliffs of the “crown” of the Kornati islands facing the open sea are the most popular phenomenon of this park. They are also habitats of rare species.
In the area of the Kornati National Park, there are eight well-designed and marked hiking trails leading to viewpoints from which it is possible to see the Kornati entirely or some of it most beautiful parts. These trails are marked and designed under the common name – Hiking trail Kornati.