MUST SEE in Sibenik area – Casa Marina
Except all the heritage sites and beautiful places to visit in the city center that has a lot to offer, First Class Croatia is advising you to visit the following and whatever you choose, if not all, you will not regret it.
NATIONAL PARK KRKA The empire of Krka River, the magnificent karstic beauty traveling two thirds of its way to the sea through canyons. On its green path, it has seven falls, the last one being Skradinski buk with an average flow of 55 cubic meters of water per second. National Park Krka is rich in flora and fauna. 222 bird species live there, making it one of the most valuable ornithological areas in Europe. You can visit it by boat, car or on foot. Make sure you visit the ethno museum on one of the old mills. National Park Krka also has the only hawk training center in Croatia where you can see presentations of hunting with hawks and hawk trainers’ skills. http://www.npkrka.hr/#/pocetna/?lang=eng&p=
KORNATI ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK is a group of about 130 islands, islets and reefs sprinkled in the deep blue sea of the Adriatic covering an area of about 64 square km. The Kornati have no permanent inhabitants, although the present owners from nearby larger Dalmatian islands periodically visit Kornati to tend their vineyards and olive groves, bringing their sheep to graze. The sea around the islands is rich with fish and a variety of marine life.... The islands have no spring water, only rainwater collected in water holes. The unique feature of the islands lies in their rugged shores with many caves and coves. The landscape of chalk limestone is covered with bushes of rosemary, juniper, lavender, thyme, myrtle and sage. Pathways leading to steep and huge cliffs facing the open sea and others gently decline towards the sea, ending in a small bay with a jetty and one or two fishermen's cottages surrounded by pine, olives and fig trees. There are daily boat trips from Sibenik or Murter to Kornati islands. http://www.kornati.hr/eng/index.asp
PAKLENICA NATIONAL PARK is Croatian National park that cover the most attractive parts of southern Velebit, as well as its highest peaks, all located in Lika region. Paklenica is an area of unusual contact between the sea and the mountain, rich in natural forests of beech, black pine and mountain pine. http://www.paklenica.hr/Paklenica_en/index_en.html
Besides making trips to the National Park, exploring the countryside and seeing what sport opportunities there are is also recommended. As already mentioned there are many water sports you can join here like sailing, water skiing, windsurfing...Nautical center is situated in Šibenik where you can get all detailed information.
We must not forget diving around Kornati, since it is a really special event, as is also the rafting on the river Cetina. Rafting on the river Cetina is a special adventure where you can see the karst area by the river and test your adventure spirit. We also suggest visiting the nearby Skradin, renting a bike in a rent-a-bike center and exploring the countryside. For the brave and those who search a true adventure there is bungee jumping from the Sibenik Bridge. All who have tried bungee say they would like to try in once more and maybe this is a good opportunity to do this, for the first or some other time.
RESTAURANTS AND BARS (our guests recommended):
1. Pelegrini Restaurant - http://www.pelegrini.hr/index_en.html
2. Restaurant Gradska Vijecnica, Adress: Trg Republike Hrvatske (old town Sibenik)
3. Highlander Pub and Restaurant - https://sites.google.com/site/restaurantsibenikhighlander/
4. Vino&Ino wine bar and concept store - http://www.facebook.com/VINOiINO
HOW TO GET HERE
Flight to Croatia: If you are flying to Zagreb – you can take a A1 highway to Sibenik (316 kilometers)
If you are flying to Split – you can take a A1 highway to Sibenik (50 kilometers)
Zagreb airport: http://www.zagreb-airport.hr/
Split airport: http://www.split-airport.hr/index.php?lang=en
Zadar airport: http://www.zadar-airport.hr/en
Croatian airliner: http://www.croatiaairlines.com/?langid=en
By train: Croatian Railways http://www.hzpp.hr/Default.aspx?sec=282
By boat: Croatian national ferry/ship company http://www.jadrolinija.hr/default.aspx?lang=2
For more info about events, local sites, shopping, beaches, sport clubs please email us or visit Sibenik Tourist board web site: http://www.sibenik-tourism.hr/en/