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13 Aug

Šibenik Destination – Split and its surroundings

Šibenik
The cities of Central Dalmatia possess an extraordinary beauty and Šibenik is not an exception. It is easy to visit if you are staying in Split, because the distance between the two cities is really short. Šibenik is the oldest city on the Adriatic. It was mentioned for the first time under its present name in 1066 in a Charter of the Croatian King Petar Krešimir IV. For that reason, Šibenik is also called Krešimir’s city.
Šibenik is also the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site. The architecture is typical Dalmatian with traditional stone houses and narrow streets. The stunning Cathedral of St. James is one of the most significant historical buildings in Croatia.
The annual Šibenik International Children’s Festival (Međunarodni Dječji Festival) takes place every summer since 1960.