Split Day Trip to Krka & Šibenik: Foolproof Getaway Wrapped in Nature and History
What to see at Krka National Park?
Did you know that some of Croatia’s most cherished wineries are located just a short drive from Krka National Park? One of which was even visited by the late American chef Anthony Bourdain and praised for its ‘epic wines’?
Standing on an 80-metre-high hill perched above Šibenik is Barone fortress, built in 1646. This fortress offers breathtaking views of Šibenik’s old town and St. Anthony’s Channel and is unique in that it was built in just 58 days to defend the city from the Ottomans! Šibenik also boasts two other land fortresses, St. John’s and St. Michael’s, the latter of which is used for summer concerts.
Šibenik’s second UNESCO world heritage site is also an icon of the city – the Cathedral of St. James.
This one-of-a-kind cathedral underwent an over 100-year construction in the 15th and 16th centuries and evolved through Gothic, Gothic-Renaissance and Renaissance styles.