Dalmatia - Šibenik – a fascination with water as the initiator of everything

Dalmatia - Šibenik – a fascination with water as the initiator of everything

An encounter with Šibenik and its region is an encounter with a rich, long and exciting history, with the interesting landscape of present-day Šibenik’s hinterland and the exciting Kornati archipelago and a hundred shades of green in the refraction of the sun’s rays on the River Krka. It is in fact water that characterises the Dalmatia-Šibenik region.


Šibenik was the first town on the Adriatic that the Croats founded (1066) and it was the first town in the world that had public electric lighting (1895), whilst the first hydroelectric power plant in Europe was built right in its hinterland, at the waterfalls of the Krka river, and it started running just two days after the first hydroelectric power plant in the world – the one at Niagara Falls.

Šibenik, katedrala
Zoran Jelača

Those who decide on an active holiday and the joy of cycling will find what they're looking for at the more than ten trails in the Dalmatia-Šibenik region. Lovers of sea activities will enjoy a sailing or windsurfing trip of the Kornati islands and islets here.


After intensive activities on the sea and land the wellness centres of hotels Šibenik, Vodice and Primošten offer relaxation in the form of, for example, Finnish and Mediterranean saunas, sports, deep, anti-cellulite, Indian and hot stone massages, anti-stress massages for the whole body, massages with warm olive oil or seaweed body masks.


Primošten, a picturesque little tourist town, known for its renowned Babić red wine, which matures in Primošten’s famous vineyards whose large photograph as a global example of the symbol of work and sustainable development can be found in the United Nations’ building.


The town of Vodice, which until now has been the main epicentre for active holidays, fun and relaxation and nautical tourism, has also developed into a relevant destination for dental tourism thanks to the dental centres that offer high quality and specialised dental services using the latest technology.

Ivo Biočina

Skradin, a little town at the mouth of the Krka River, is a kind of “aquatic” entrance to the Krka National Park. Bribirska Glavica, the most significant archaeological site about 15 kilometres from Skradin, is known under the title of the Croatian Troy, and it traces the history of life in this region from prehistory all the way up to the Late Middle Ages.