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Cover picture © Credits to: QQ7

50 shades of green of Šibenik

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I have already introduced you to Šibenik, the city of fortresses, but, I want to tell you even more, as the seaside around this city is one of my favorite parts of Croatian coastline. I want to tell you about 50 shades of green of this beautiful little city in the heart of Dalmatia.

Historically, Šibenik has always been in the shadow, as it is surrounded by bigger and more famous cities such as Split and Zadar. But in the past few years, it's waking up and starts to defy with its colorful sights. Šibenik is a symbol of natural beauty, as it is on the border of two national parks - Krka and Kornati. You can just imagine how picturesque is the area around the city.

If you are more into an active holiday, you should go for cycling around Šibenik. There is a very good connection of bike routes, and if you are in good physical condition, you can reach the Krka River and go sightseeing all the way to the Krka National Park.

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Krka National Park
Krka National Park

You can make a short stop in Skradin, a little town that is very interesting because of its position. Everywhere you go, you will enjoy wonderful nature creations. If you go the opposite way of Krka River, towards Konjevrate, and turn left, you will find yourself in a small village - Goriš. A walk through this place will bring you to the viewpoint from where you will see Torak Lake. This lake looks like as if it is there only for you to be amazed by what nature can create, and it is an inexhaustible source of drinking water for the surrounding places.

Skradin
Skradin
Скрадин, Хрватска
Torak Lake
Torak Lake

If you are more into sort of Robinson Crusoe's adventures, take your rudder towards the Kornati Islands. Find your peace in the untouched nature and spend a day sailing between the uninhabited islands. Pick an island. Would it be Murter, Prvić, Zlarin, Kaprije, Kakan, Žirje or another one of around 1000 smaller islands, you will have a hard choice to make.

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Sail in Kornati National park
Sail in Kornati National park
Parc national des Kornati, Butina 2, 22243, Murter, Croatie

You can go to the Croatian Travel Club and take the Safari tour as well. You will enjoy the historical places like Knin Fortress (yes, fortresses are all around the Dalmatia-Šibenik county) and stunning wilderness of mountain Dinara, the tallest mountain in Croatia.

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Dinara mountain
Dinara mountain

How to get there

Šibenik is only one hour from Split, if you are heading to the north, or from Zadar if you are heading to the south via E65 highway. From Zagreb, you will need around 3 hours via E71.

Chose to spend your holidays a little bit different than usual. Come to Šibenik and feel the greatness of 50 shades of green of this part of Croatia. Find your own picturesque green place and take a deep breath. You will be in heaven!


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Marko Radojević

Marko Radojević

I am Marko, 28 years old, from Croatia. Travel, languages and nature enthusiast, lover and explorer. I share about my beautiful country.

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