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9 Best Things to do in Sibenik, Croatia [with Suggested Tours]

By Two Monkeys Travel - Contributor September 21st, 2021 Posted in Destination, Europe Travel Blog, Travel Blog, Travel Guides No comments

Are you planning to travel to Sibenik, Croatia soon? Read our tips below on the things to do in Sibenik with suggested tours!

9 Best Things to do in Sibenik, Croatia
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Located on the Adriatic coast of Croatia, Sibenik is known for having ancient buildings such as the 15th-century stone Cathedral of St. James, St. Michael’s, and St. Nicholas Fortress. It is also popular as the gateway to the Kornati Islands. So if you’re in Croatia, going to Sibenik would offer you a traditional Croatian holiday, great sites, and exciting experience. See below more of the places you can visit in this city.

List of Best Things to do in Sibenik, Croatia

1. The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik

9 Best Things to do in Sibenik, Croatia
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This cathedral is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a cathedral without a bell tower, with stones assembled without mortar and without a wooden frame. The exterior is so rich in sumptuous carvings that the interior can indeed seem bland. It’s a superb monument, a true work of art that will amaze you with its sublime stained glass window. Such an impressive architectural achievement.

Suggested Tour: From Split or Trogir: Krka NP & Šibenik Trip

2. St. Michael’s Fortress

9 Best Things to do in Sibenik, Croatia
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A beautiful fortress restored and from which you can enjoy the view of the city of Sibenik and the surrounding area. A visit to St Michael’s Fortress is not only a must for culture lovers. The view over Sibenik is fantastic and can be reached on foot in a short walk of about 30 minutes through the old town. The ascent may be a bit challenging but totally worth it.

3. Dalmatian Ethno Village

9 Best Things to do in Sibenik, Croatia
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A magnificent reconstituted Croatian village. Here, small houses equipped with a few tables and a fireplace, practical in spring & autumn, and, outside, many tables in the shade of the trees can be found. Ideal to visit in the evening to have a very pleasant time.

4. Rak Winery


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Only a few kilometers from Sibenik, this place is worth visiting whether or not you want to bring back wine. The tasting alone is worth the detour. The accompanying products are local such as olives or homemade olive oil.

Suggested Tour: From Split/Trogir: Krka National Park & Wine Tasting Tour

5. Sokolarski Raptor Centre


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The Raptor Center takes care of injured birds. You will learn interesting facts about young animals and their habitats, how they live, hunt, and protect themselves. It’s educational and fun for both kids and adults. The animals that are shown are animals that can no longer live in the wild.

6. Town Hall Sibenik

Stretching along one side of the square in front of the cathedral, this 16th century Renaissance structure was almost completely destroyed by Allied bombardments in 1943 and has been largely rebuilt. The magnificent columned loggia of colorful proportions now houses the Vijećnica café-restaurant and is also the backdrop for many of the events that make up the annual Šibenik children’s festival.

Suggested Tour: Sibenik and Krka Waterfalls Private Tour

7. Adriatic Coast

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Sibenik is a very beautiful town in itself, and the beach is just great for Croatia. Of course, pebbles are like everywhere else there, but the water is clear, the view of the city and the fortress is gorgeous.

Suggested Tour: Private Sibenik Sightseeing Tour

8. St Nicholas’ Fortress

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St Nicolas’ Fortress is located at the entrance of the St. Anthony’s Canal in front of Šibenik and is very interesting both from the historical and architectural side. It was built in the 16th century to defend the city from any attacks from the sea. Aside from the fortress, the surrounding area is also worth a visit.

Suggested Tour: Sibenik: Full-Day Kornati National Park Boat Tour

9. Medieval Mediterranean Garden

A cute little garden for aperitifs or coffee. On the way back from St Michael’s Fortress, it offers a wonderful opportunity to take a little rest. You don’t have to take so much time here, a short while is worth it to appreciate the calm ambiance.

Where to stay in Sibenik, Croatia

Budget Hotel

Apartments Kata

9 Best Things to do in Sibenik, Croatia

Apartments Kata provides accommodation with free WiFi, BBQ facilities, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, and free private parking. The apartment offers a sun terrace. Guests at Apartments Kata can also enjoy billiards on site, or fishing in the surroundings.

Price: Starts at $24 per night for Standard Studio, add $4 for taxes and charges, and it’s non-refundable.

Luxury Hotel

Bellevue Superior City Hotel

9 Best Things to do in Sibenik, Croatia

Bellevue Superior City Hotel offers modernly furnished rooms, each with splendid views of the sea or the city. Filled with abundant natural light, the rooms and suites at the Bellevue include a private bathroom with a shower, free toiletries, and a hairdryer. Buffet breakfast is available every morning and includes continental and vegetarian options. The on-site spa also includes a mini swimming pool, Finnish and Turkish saunas, as well as a fitness center.

Price: Starts at $101 per night for Classic Room with Courtyard View, add $3 for taxes and charges, free breakfast, and it offers a free cancellation.

These are the possible things you can do in Sibenik, Croatia. So if you are ready to have a fun and exciting trip, you know what to do and where to go! So pack your things now and prepare yourself for a wonderful adventure in Sibenik.

How to go to Sibenik, Croatia from London

The nearest airport in Sibenik is located in Split.

Via Croatia Airlines: (one way with one-stop)

*From London Heathrow – Zagreb – Split

Ticket Price: £175.28

*How to travel from Split to Sibenik

There are 2 ways to travel from Split to Sibenik; Train or Bus. Traveling by train can take around 2 hours and 30 mins (including transfers) to get to Sibenik. While traveling by bus is around 1 hour and 40 mins of travel and usually cheaper than trains.

*Prices are subject to change. You can visit Skyscanner for more details about the ticket prices.

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About the Writer

Fatima Turla2Hi there! I’m Fatima. My first major travel was in 2016 in the beautiful city of Cebu. After that, I got interested in traveling. Now I enjoy learning languages and other country’s cultures. My goal is to visit at least one country each year and to share my experiences with other people through writing or blogging. Witness my journey by following me on Instagram.​​​​​​​​​​​​



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