The 10 Best Things to Do in Sibenik, Croatia

December 12, 2017 Osvaldo Hartline

Šibenik (Croatian pronunciation: [ʃîbeniːk] ( listen); Italian: Sebenico) is a historic city in Croatia, located in central Dalmatia where the river Krka flows into the Adriatic Sea. Šibenik is a political, educational, transport, industrial and tourist center of Šibenik–Knin County and also the third-largest city in the historic region of Dalmatia. It is the oldest native Croatian town on the shores of the sea.
Restaurants in Sibenik

1. Sokolarski Raptor Centre

Near Dubrava | Near Dubrava kod Šibenika, Sibenik 22000, Croatia +385 91 506 7610
Excellent
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5 based on 105 reviews

Sokolarski Raptor Centre

Reviewed By 996GordonVFR - Liverpool, United Kingdom

Fantastic place to watch grownups and children alike get so close to the birds of Prey.
With eyes that can spot a mouse at over 8 km Mordikai the Huge Eagle Owl looks right thru you with those enormous orange eyes. then next minute he is nestling into your granddaughters neck so gently like a puppy.. Super educational fun filled humorous description of all the birds and watching them hunt and fly. One of those places you go to and say that was fantastic where do I go to pay as it was so worth it.Lovely grounds bar and cafe and also knowing your money is going to enable injured birds of prey to be nursed back to health and then returned to the wild when recovered.. A very rewarding way of giving to charity and getting something back yourself

2. The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik

Trg Republike Hrvatske | Sea Promenade, Sibenik 22000, Croatia
Excellent
43%
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41%
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4 based on 762 reviews

The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik

Reviewed By IsabellaSRome - Rome, Italy

The Cathedral of st James an oasis of peace and tranquility in the increasingly cosmopolitan center of the Sibenik.Cathedrals Architectural design unites the interior and exterior space and is truly unique.The city is a stones throw from beautiful Dalmatian coast Beaches, in my view the best in the med and Krka national park is also well worth a visit.Make sure you walk through the old town and enjoy coffee, cake and ice cream!

3. Vina Rak

Rakovo Selo 98, Sibenik 22000, Croatia +385 99 724 1568
Excellent
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5 based on 53 reviews

Vina Rak

Winery Rak focuses on the production of grapes and wine in Dubrava, near Šibenik, under a specific climate in the Dalmatian area, and we take our pride in the cultivation and production of two autochthonous wine sorts: Babić and Maraština and from Babić grapes we also produce Opolo (rose). Viticulture and viniculture are long family tradition, which started in 1960, and we maintain the tradition today. Honoring the tradition, as our inherited love for viniculture, we use the modern technology and equipment, keeping up with modern standards in the fields of grapevine cultivation and quality wine production. Our family business includes a tasting room, and you can visit us in our own wine shop in Šibenik.

Reviewed By Els W

Just 50 minutes walk or 10 minutes drive from Sibenik 2 nice brothers who own a wineyard. Even a good price: 3 wines (+refill) + big plate with cheese/ham/olives/bread for 130-150 kuna. They were so kind to bring me home afterwards.

4. Dalmatian Ethno Village

Hoteli Solaris 86, Sibenik 22000, Croatia +385 22 361 001
Excellent
53%
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4 based on 276 reviews

Dalmatian Ethno Village

Authentic & traditional experience in the heart of Dalmatia

Reviewed By moodyman77 - Oxford

We booked this under the impression it was a chance to have a peek into the local culture of the area.
WRONG.
A young woman was our guide and she was...well...
it's a replica village built just over ten years ago which is predominantly an open-air restaurant. There's not much to see and you learn very little. To be frank, it was quite awkward following this young lady through the village(?)
She appeared to be a mix of embarrassed and bored to be honest. You would get more from wandering around yourself with a fact sheet!
Half way through you reach an olive oil production room and the girl simply vanishes to be replaced by the assistant manager. To be fair, he was more charming and a lot more enthused!
At the end of this tour(?) you get a tipple of local wine and another form of local brew and a few nibbles.
AVOID.

5. Town Hall Sibenik

Trg Republike Hrvatske, Sibenik 22000, Croatia
Excellent
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4 based on 190 reviews

Town Hall Sibenik

Reviewed By mikesierra - Bourne, United Kingdom

It's certainly worth visiting the main square in which the town hall is located and is the heart of the city. It is fronted by cafes and bars so it is somewhat difficult to photograph the building, but well worth a look.

6. St. Michael's Fortress

Zagradje 21, Sibenik 22000, Croatia +385 91 619 6534
Excellent
36%
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4 based on 391 reviews

St. Michael's Fortress

St. Michael's Fortress is the place where the city of Šibenik was born. Built during the Middle Ages on a hill in the middle of the town, it provides a breathtaking view of Šibenik and it's surroundings. Experience the most prestigious open-air stage in the Mediterranean through shows, Concerts and other evening events. The ticket includes free entrance to Šibenik's newest attraction - Barone Fortress.

Reviewed By Vasco_Vieira - Lisbon, Portugal

If you're at Sibenik you should take some time to visit the fortress. You'll get a great view of the city and its surroundings.

7. Medieval Mediteranean Garden

St Lawrence Monastery | St Lawrence Monastery, Sibenik 22000, Croatia
Excellent
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4 based on 174 reviews

Medieval Mediteranean Garden

Reviewed By Míša C - Prague, Czech Republic

I wasn't sure at first if it is the place I've read about, because the garden is part of a cafe. I was even suspecting it to be some kind of copy. However it is nice stop on the way down from the fortress to the town.

8. St. Nicola's Fortress

65036 the Entrance of Sibenik Port, Sibenik 22000, Croatia
Excellent
50%
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4 based on 83 reviews

St. Nicola's Fortress

St. Nicholas' fortress is situated at the entrance to St. Anthony's channel, and it was constructed during the 16th century in order to protect the town from the Turkish attacks from the sea. It was built after the plans of the Venetian military architect Michelle Sammichelli. White stone was used for building the lower parts of the fortress and red stone for the upper parts. This fortress is one of the strongest maritime fortification architecture on the Croatian Coast of the Adriatic Sea.

Reviewed By ruvidar - Tel Aviv, Israel

This was a very pleasant surprise, though consistent with some of the earlier reviews. This is a REAL restaurant, which would not be expected in an isolated fortress (very much worth a visit on its own). Good, solid family oriented food and an incredible value considering the size and quality of the dishes.

9. Church of Saint Barbara (Crkva sv. Barbare)

Kralja Tomislava 19, Sibenik 22000, Croatia
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4 based on 49 reviews

Church of Saint Barbara (Crkva sv. Barbare)

The church of St. Barbara is a monument of gothic architecture. It is a single-naved church. The building of the church started at about 1400. Above the main entrance there is a gothic niche with a sculpture of St. Nicholas, the work of the Italian artist Bonino from Milan. Today there is a little museum in the church of St. Barbara, housing some very important art works from the period between the 14th and the 17th century.

Reviewed By garybirder - Florida

Of course the major attraction in Sibenik is the Cathedral. While there we looked at some other places, one of which was this church. It was small, and had an admission fee out of proportion to what was inside. Perhaps if you had specific knowledge of the religious aspects it would be worthwhile, but otherwise I'd give it a pass.

10. Channel-Harbour

65036 Srima, Sibenik 22211, Croatia
Excellent
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4.5 based on 26 reviews

Channel-Harbour

This locality was protected in 1974. The protected landscape of the Channel-Harbour encompasses the area from the Sibenik Bridge to the end of the Channel of St. Anthony, more precisely to the fortress of St. Nicholas with the accompanying surrounding sea area. No one has yet passed through the Channel of St. Anthony without experiencing awe at this rare sight of beauty. On the Sibenik side, at the start of the channel, stand the rules of old towers erected during the 16th century.

Reviewed By Christmate11 - Bangkok, Thailand

This little town is a true treasure trove! The hill, the view and a charming little harbour. The sea front Promenade is a real delight and it is nice to be able to sit at a café and enjoy the whole atmosphere. Just loved it all!

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