Welcome to Šibenik Region
Šibenik region is located in the north-central part of the Adriatic coast. Mediterranean climate with mild, humid winters and hot summers is typical for the coastal part of the region while its hinterland has similar climate but with less sunny days and slightly lower temperatures. Weather is the only factor to consider while deciding when to visit because Šibenik area is culturally active during the whole year and every season has its highlights. No matter when you choose to go there will always be something to do. Local tourist boards, cultural associations and private entrepreneurs organise around 300 festivals, fairs and concerts a year in Šibenik and surrounding areas.
Nearest airports to the region are in Split and Zadar. Dalmatian motorway makes it easy to get to by car or bus and if you prefer travelling by train there are railway connections from Zagreb and Split.Read More
At a Glance
Clean beaches, child friendly activities and attractions, interesting natural and historical sights are some of the things that make this region attractive to all types of visitors. Children of all ages will love the International Children’s Festival, only one of its kind in Europe, which is held on multiple locations in Sibenik. It includes visual arts, concerts, puppet shows, film screenings, games, workshops and other activities suitable for children and adults. This year it starts on 17th of June and ends on 1st of July.
Couples looking to spend their holiday unwinding on the beach but who would also like to explore the region will make the most out of their visit by staying in one of the towns down the coast. Vodice, Šibenik, Pirovac and Tribunj are all great choices from where you can go on boat trips to the beautiful Kornati islands or Krka waterfalls as well as go sightseeing in places rich in history such as Skradin and Šibenik.
In addition to gorgeous national parks, Šibenik region has other truly astonishing natural sights that any nature lover will admire such as the hydrogeological nature monument Cetina springs hidden in the foothills of the Dinara mountain range and Velebit Nature Park which is Croatia’s largest protected area with over 2 000 square kilometres of unusual rock formations, wild canyons, deep pits and caves.
Groups that enjoy active holidays will love Canyoning on river Cetina and rafting on river Krka. 240 breath taking islets and reefs just waiting to be explored make Šibenik region a sailing and yachting paradise so if you don’t like to spend your holiday in one place this is the choice for you.
Foodies can indulge in different fresh fish and sea food specialities in restaurants all over the coastal part of the region. Primošten vineyards make award winning red wine Babić so you should definitely order a glass or bottle to compliment your delicious meal. If you find yourself in Šibenik’s hinterland don’t miss having a taste of the delicious Drnis prosciutto ham or the crumbled soft cheese delicacy locally called “Sir iz mišine” which is made using a specific method believed to be passed down from the ancient Illyrians.
Hot spots for nights out are in Vodice and Primošten. When it comes to nightlife both are popular destinations with Croatian well as guests from abroad as they have a fair amount of bars and a few great clubs.