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Šibenik riviera

The Šibenik Riviera is situated in central Dalmatia and has a surface of 2939 km 2 with 5 towns; Šibenik, Drniš, Knin, Skradin i Vodice. The Riviera is divided into two parts by deeply cut in canyon of rivers Krka and Čikola and lake Prukljansko jezero and the Šibenski kanal Strait. At the same time river Krka is a link that always integrated a part of north and central Dalmatia into one whole – the Šibenik area.

The city of Šibenik, with its 42000 inhabitants is the municipal centre characterised by its unique setting on the hills on the northern side of a very picturesque and wide bay at the mouth of the river Krka connected to the sea with St Anthony canal.
Šibenik was founded by Croats more than 1000 years ago, and is therefore the oldest autochthonous Croatian city on the east Adriatic coast. The city of Šibenik is located on significant traffic routes and good traffic connections enable direct communication. The most important road is the Adriatic tourist road with branching roads to Drniš (33km), Knin (55km) and the interior of Croatia. Other important traffic route is railway route to Zagreb and Split . Airtraffic goes over the ‘' Split '' airport in Kaštela (45km) and airport Zemunik about 50 km away from Šibenik.

Vodice are widely known for their tourist offer, entertainment and hospitable locals. The harmonly of old dalmatian houses and narrow streets are a unique experience. A baroque parish church, built in 1746, is situated in the centre of the town. Vodice are today a modern tourist place with around 5000 inhabitants and numerous restaurants, cafés, wine cellars, ice-cream shops, souvenir shops and snack bars.

National Parks of the Šibenik riviera, NP Krka and NP Kornati make Šibenik riviera an especially attractive tourist destination. Due to a large number of islands, especially in the NP Kornati nautical tourism has developed. There are 9 marines on the area of the riviera today.

 

 
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