Šibenik, the oldest native Croatian city on the Adriatic, is located in the most protected natural harbour, in the centre of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, at the mouth of the beautiful Krka River and near the bottom of Dinara mountain. It is the cultural, educational, administrative and economic centre of the County of Šibenik and Knin.
Magnificent medieval centre, fortifications, cafés and restaurants make this city an authentic Mediterranean destination with its own Dalmatian lifestyle. There are several historical fortresses in Šibenik and its surroundings which can be used as spectacular event venues.
The neighboring islands can be visited with various types of vessels equipped for different programs. The whole region is famous for its spectacular archipelago, hundreds of islands and islets and turquoise blue sea. Sailing around Kornati islands National Park is a surreal experience.
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Cathedral of St. James in Šibenik is the most important architectural achievement of the Renaissance on Croatian soil. Due to its exceptional value, this Gothic-Renaissance monument is on UNESCO’s World Heritage list since 2000. And another famous sight in Šibenik – St. Nicholas Fortress is on the list of UNESCO protected World Heritage sites since 2017.
PROGRAMS IN AND AROUND ŠIBENIK
1. SAIL THE ADRIATIC ARCHIPELAGO
A whole day sailing adventure during which you will explore the hidden beauties of Šibenik archipelago. It includes unique Mediterranean islands Prvić and Zlarin, visit to St. Nicholas fortress, secluded beaches on a deserted island and exquisite local food in authentic tavern on one of the islands.
There are more than 500 speleological locations in Šibenik County, due to unique type of landscape called karst. Some of them are more than 100m in depth, so if you're into adventurous cave exploring, this is an ideal opportunity to do it along with expert guidance.
3. ŠIBENIK OLD TOWN CHALLENGE
The Old Town Challenge combines interesting, fun and educational tasks which help you discover some of the most beautiful places in Šibenik. The group is divided into small teams, each of them with a list of assignments they have to fulfill within time limit. With each accomplished task they collect points and the team with the best result is a winner.
4. WOODEN BOAT SAILING TRIP TO KORNATI ISLANDS
Kornati archipelago with its 150 uninhabited islands, islets and reefs is the most indented island group in the Mediterranean. Boat ride through this mesmerizing labyrinth of islands
and turquoise waters is a surreal experience. Local seafood and other specialties served on board or in one of typical Dalmatian taverns on the islands.
The boat sails from Murter harbor, which is approx 50 min drive from Šibenik.
5. ŠIBENIK SIGHTSEEING + BOAT TRIP TO ZLARIN ISLAND
Transfer by bus at 9:30 am from the hotel to the city of Šibenik.
2h sightseeing tour around Šibenik with licensed guides. The tour starts at the main railway station, it passes through Robert Visiani park, Kalelarga street and up to St. John's Church.
The tour continues to St. James' Cathedral and around 12 pm the group will board the boat from the pier in Šibenik and head towards Zlarin island.
The boat will navigate through Šibenik Canal and pass by St. Nicholas fort. Lunch will be served on board during the boat ride. Once we embark on Zlarin island, the group will have free time for swimming, fun, sunbathing and other activities.
Return to Solaris resort around 4:00 pm.
Program duration: 6 h.
The program includes: bus transfer, licensed tour guides around Šibenik, boat ride, lunch + drinks included (aperitif, fish or meat menu, white wine and water)
6.VISIT TO FALCONRY CENTER, HORSE FARM AND AGROTOURISM
Visit a place where Croatian medieval falconry was born, discover interesting facts about mysterious life of these sky hunters and observe them flying at a close range. A special place in this Falconry Center is an ambulance for wounded and starved birds, who need help to survive and go back to their natural environment. The next stop is a horse farm, a perfect getaway from the city rush and another experience of true nature. You can try horse riding, feed these beautiful animals and ride in a carriage. The whole program will be enriched with exquisite local food and specialties to help you experience authentic Croatian rural life.
Price: approx from 50 EUR per person
Price includes: Transfer from Šibenik, specialized tour guide, tickets for Falconry Center, horse riding on the horse farm
7. TOUR OF SKRADIN - GASTRO STORY
Skradin - the starting point of your local gastro adventure and a place of immense beauty. After all, even Bill Gates chose Skradin as his perfect incentive destination. The image of picturesque town of Skradin is only the beginning. You will experience authentic way of life and local delicacies like Skradin risotto, homemade bread with olives and almonds, dry fruit cakes, famous Skradin cake and best local wine.
Price: approx. prom 50 EUR per person
Price includes: Transfer from Šibenik to Skradin, guided tour and a traditional dinner on an authentic Dalmatian farm