SIBENIK, a city and port in northern Dalmatia,
not far from the estuary of the Krka river into the Bay of Sibenik,
connected by narrow straits with the Sibenik Channel; population
41,012. The city is arranged amphitheatrically around the natural
harbour and on the surrounding hill slopes. The climate is mild.
The average air temperature in January is 6.5°C and 24.2°C
in July; around 2,750 hours of sunshine a year. Economy is based
on industry (non-ferrous metals, aluminium), textiles and food processing
as well as on shipbuilding and tourism. The city, with the old fortresses
of St. Anne, St. John and Subicevac overlooking it, consists of
the Old Town, characterized by narrow and steep alleys in the west,
and the modern part in the north and south-east. Sibenik is a cultural
centre: the International Child's Festival. There is a department
of the Faculty of Economics of the Split University. Chief occupations
in the Sibenik surroundings are viniculture, vegetable and fruit
growing. Natural beauty of the region (Skradinski Buk, Roski Waterfall,
the small island of Visovac on the Krka, the Kornati Archipelago)
as well as the rich cultural and historical heritage of the city
attract many tourists and excursionists. Sibenik lies at the intersection
of the main roads Zadar - Sibenik - Split (M2, E65) and Sibenik
- Drnis - Knin (M11.02); the railroad over Perkovic connects Sibenik
with the railroad Zagreb - Knin - Split. Ferry connections with
the neighbouring islands (Prvic, Zlarin, Zirje, Kaprije, Obonjan).
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The historic town of Sibenik, connected with the
expansion and development of the early Croatian state, is rich in
cultural and historical monuments. The most representative among
them is the famous Cathedral of Sibenik, one of the most original
architectural projects of the late Middle Ages, primarily linked
to the local master Juraj Matejev Dalmatinac (George of Dalmatia).
Sibenik is today a tourist centre situated in the area where the
best-indented archipelago in Europe (Islands of Kornati) and karst
hydrographical phenomena (Skradinski Buk, Visovac, Roski Waterfall)
merge into the ecologically and aesthetically most attractive tourist
and recreational zone on the Croatian Adriatic.
sibenik is the birthplace of one of the greatest
world basketball players Drazen Petrovic. There are many recreational
sports grounds, and Jadrija has beach-volleyball facilities. Water
sports offer includes yachting and rowing. There are several diving
clubs organizing diving courses and underwater photo-safari. The
Dubrava Hawking Centre organizes falconry courses lead by top experts.
Hunting of small game (hare, pheasant, etc.) is organized for advanced
participants. There is a horseback riding school in Jadrtovac.
Restaurants offer domestic specialities (lamb,
grilled dishes, baked dishes - especially turkey). In the quarter
called Dolac, in the town centre, there are about a hundred cafés
The most popular cultural events include the International
Child's Festival (last week in June and first week in July), the
Summer Organ School (in the second half of August) and the Sibenik
Summer. The Day of St. James (25th of July), the patron saint of
the city, is festively commemorated.
The marina of the hotel resort Solaris has 150
berths in the sea.
"Maria Apartments" - Zaton - HR - 22215 Sibenik
"Villa Klisovic" Zecevarska bb HR - 22203 Rogoznica
"Mandura" Trogirska 8a HR - 22203 Rogoznica
"Radovanovic" - Kraj 39 - HR-20245 Trstenik