The gateway to the Kornati Islands, the city of Sibenik is perhaps best-known as being the oldest Croat settlement on the Adriatic coast. Sibenik was founded by King Petar Kresimir IV in 1066 CE, and for a short time it was the capital of the Croat Kingdom. Moreover, in just the first couple hundred years, the city was conquered by Venice, Byzantium, and finally Hungary. By the time it became a city in the Venetian Republic (Sebenico) in the 15th century, a defensive wall system flanked by four fortresses was built -- one of those fortresses, the Fortress of St. Nicholas, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As a matter of fact, Sibenik`s main cathedral, the Cathedral of St. James, dates from the early Venetian period and is also on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Explore Croatia and its beautiful Roman and Venetian ruins in cities like: Zadar (peninsular Old Town), Sibenik (captivating Adriatic coastline, and the well preserved Renaissance, baroque and Roman influenced) and Trogir; with a Rental Car for ultimate convenience and freedom. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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