In the wild beauty of white karst stone and blue clear sea, Šibenik aquatorium, as a true nautical paradise, proud numbering as many as 240 islets and rocks, each of which hides some curiosity. Do you want find the most famous corals on the Adriatic, sail to Zlarin, and if you are interested in a place known by sea sponge hunters, go to Krapanj.
But if you want to experience something completely unique, head out to sea and discover Kornati. The gods wanted to crown their work so they were in tears on the last day the stars and the breath of the sea created the Kornati “, wrote George on one occasion Bernard Shaw contemplating this fantastic archipelago. Enough about this unique creation of nature, the most numerous Mediterranean series of islands is to say that these divine stellar there are tears petrified in the sea as many days a year. Here it is really true: “One island for one day a year”, and out of 365 beauties, 150 of them make one a special unit – Kornati National Park. Lace network of vertical rocks which bleached the noble Adriatic salt and whipped with a fragrant bora dizzyingly immersed in the blue of the sea, it is epic an unrivaled sight while the tame harbors, romantic coves and hidden beaches real a nautical paradise for modern Robinsons eager for virgin untouched nature.
The enchanting cultural heritage of the millennial city. First mentioned in 1066 in the documents of the Croatian king Petar Krešimir IV, which is why it is still called Krešimir’s city, Šibenik is a city founded by Croats more than a millennium ago. Take a walk and peek into its streets, rocks and squares, and the most valuable works of Dalmatian art will appear in front of you like the palm of your hand. If you find yourself here at the right time in the summer, the world’s only International Children’s Festival, the Evenings of Dalmatian Chanson Festival and the picturesque Šibenik Medieval Fair take place on these same streets. Raised from its fortifications and towers, the birthplace of Faust Vrančić – the inventor of the parachute, Šibenik is still best known for its largest and most valuable sacral monument – the Gothic-Renaissance Cathedral of St. Jacob (15th and 16th centuries), whose dome of white stone like a crown dominates the city. Built for more than a century with masterful hands, exclusively from stone from the islands of Brač and Korčula, this cathedral has been included in the UNESCO list of protected world heritage sites due to its original prefabricated construction with large stone slabs. Look up at the bold construction unique in the history of European architecture and, as you catch your breath over the innovation of local master Juraj Dalmatinac, imagine: the 15th century, without modern technology, and above you a monumental barrel vault and dome without wood and without tiles. , only from the multi – ton stone blocks themselves – grooved into the stone ribs! Dois – that’s impressive! If you visit the baptistery, the elegant three-leafed Renaissance facade and the famous wreath of 88 heads placed around the outer walls of the apse of the cathedral, it will become clear to you why St. St. James is so special and why he rightly bears the title of the most beautiful Dalmatian cathedral and the most beautiful church building in Croatia.