Sibenik is Croatia’s third-largest port city. Its location is fantastic and it has such natural values that everyone should see once in his/her life. Sibenik is a special city because, like most cities at the Adriatic Sea in the Middle Ages, it wasn’t built on the coast, but at a river. Its special feature is that the river with freshwater flows into the salty seawater at Sibenik, as it doesn’t lie directly at the beach, but at the river Krka.
Location of Sibenik
Dalmatia can be found in travel books as the most beautiful region of Croatia. This is where Sibenik is, not too far from Trogir, next to the mountainous region.
History of Sibenik
The establishment of the city is explained by several legends, but its existence is only sure from the 9th century. Sibenik has often been invaded, but this fact has not deteriorated its economic value. The city’s development has been continuous ever since.
Beaches in Sibenik
Due to the encounter of the cold river with freshwater and salty warm sea, the beach water at Sibenik is a little calmer than it would be usual in the Adriatic region, but it is also less salty and it does not irritate swimmers’ eyes. You can enjoy the beaches in the sea, yet in the river.
Banj is the most popular beach in the city. This beach section has small pebbles and its water is getting gradually deeper, which makes it ideal for families with small kids too. Water sports options and a beach volleyball court are all available. You have a wonderful view of the old town from the beach.
Solaris Beach Resort
The most fashionable beach in the region, which offers a lot more than that, it is a real holiday complex. You can enjoy a real beach atmosphere 4 km long on the sandy beach. Everything can be found here: hotels, campsites, wellness centres, clubs, many sports facilities, slides, and even a Dalmatian village museum. If you want to spend your beach time in a very meaningful way, you can’t miss this place.
If you have visited city beaches already and you are adventurous, go to the open sea to explore the area. Hardly known and almost untouched beaches can be found at Zaboric and a real Adriatic sand beach is expecting you at the island of Krapanj. If you rent a boat or a yacht, these places are easy to reach. Our yacht charter Sibenik list.
Main attractions of Sibenik
If you walk around the old town, you can feel like being in an original Adriatic magic world. If you want to go hiking, you can go to fantastic places from here.
Saint Jacob’s Cathedral
The cathedral is a famous building of the old town and also one of the most important memorial buildings of Croatia. It was choosen to become part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 2000. A special art feature of the cathedral is that Renaissance and Gothic style elements are both represented in it.
The city hall is on one of the most beautiful main squares of Croatia, Trg Republike Hrvatska. It is one of the symbols of Sibenik that you can often see on postcards. From here you can easily walk around the amazing old town with its narrow alleys.
Saint Nicholas fortress
The other important symbol of the city can be found at the starting point of Sibenik strait. It used to play an important role in the city’s defence against the Turks, but it is now a picturesque memorial, which is very exciting to discover.
The children’s festival of Sibenik that takes place each June-July has been a tradition since 1960. During the two-week program children from all parts of the world are hosted in the city and their artworks are displayed in the streets. Besides you can attend many theatre performances and concerts in this period.
Weather of Sibenik
Sibenik has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with lots of sunshine, dry and hot summer and a mild and humid winter. Sibenik weather information.
Yacht charter in Sibenik
Since Sibenik is Croatia’s third-largest port city, you’ll undoubtedly have versatile yachting activities, if you decide to rent a boat or a yacht.
You can find below the list of the best ports around Sibenik.
D-Marin Mandalina (Šibenik)
One of the biggest advantages of this beautiful marina is its convenient location. It is only a few km away from the historic centre of Šibenik. Moreover, it is protected against winds and waves. D-Marin Mandalina is awarded five Golden Anchors and a Blue Flag Certification. It has 429 seas and 50 land berths. Of these, 79 are designed specifically for superyachts. This is the only port in Croatia that can accommodate superyachts up to 140 m.The depth of the seabed is 5, 5 m. Refuelling is among the quality services of the port.If you get hungry, there is a bar, a restaurant, and a grocery store on site. Information about yachtcharter Sibenik
ACI Marina Vodice
The marina has 273 sea berths and 55 land berths for boats up to 25 m in length. The depth of the seabed is 3, 5 m. There is also a laundry, restaurants and a refuelling station on site. ACI Marina Vodice is sheltered from all winds, except for the strong jugo, which can cause strong waves. Information about sailing in Vodice, or boat hire in Vodice
Marina Tribunj has 220 sea and 150 land berths, all of which are equipped with running water and electricity. The marina can accommodate boats up to 26 m in length. The depth of the seabed is 4 m. Marina Tribunj is open all year round, and it also has Blue Flag Certification. Thanks to the circular shape of the nearby Lukovnic island, the marina is protected against winds.
ACI Marina Jezera (Murter)
ACI Marina Jezera has Blue Flag Certification. Thanks to its location, the marina is an ideal destination for sailors. It is located in a bay surrounded by picturesque hills that provide protection against winds. The marina has 225 sea and 60 land berths for boats up to 25 m in length. The depth of the seabed is 5 m. ACI Marina Jezera is open all year round. In addition to the most important services, you can also refuel your boat.
Marina Hramina (Murter)
This protected and safe marina is located in the north-western part of the island of Murter, in Hramina Bay. It has 370 sea and 120 land berths for boats up to 25 m in length. The depth of the seabed is 3, 5 m. Marina Hramina is open all year round. It offers quality services, including refuelling.
ACI Marina Žut (Kornati)
The marina, located at the northeastern part of the Kornati archipelago, offers 120 berths for boats up to 40 metres long. They are open between April 1st and October 31st. In case the Bora is strong, it is recommended to anchor in the northern dock or use the mooring buoys. If the other strong wind, the Jugo is present, it is much more pleasant to anchor in the southern dock.
Marina Kornati (Biograd na Moru)
The marina of Biograd, which also has a Blue Flag certificate, can accommodate 705 boats with a length of up to 23 metres. The entrance is 40 metres wide, and the maximum depth is 6.5 metres. They have a 24-hour security service, boat maintenance, and a fuel station. There is also a restaurant with a capacity of 370 guests. Information about sailing in Biograd, or rent a boat in Biograd
D-Marin Dalmacija (Sukošan)
Croatia’s largest marina has 1200 sea berths and 300 land berths for ships. The marina can accommodate ships up to 40 m in length, and superyachts in transit up 80 m. D-Marin Dalmacija is one of the best-equipped marinas in the Adriatic. There is a café, a bar, restaurants, a beach club, a maintenance and repair shop, and a grocery store on site. Also, there is a fuel station available. Information about sailing in Sukosan, or yachtcharter Sukosan
You will find the town’s port in the central part of the shores of the Adriatic, in the centre of Zadar. They have 200 berths and 100 on-land facilities. They offer access to water, electricity, and they have shower cabins, laundry services, groceries and restaurants as well. The port – which has a Blue Flag certificate – also has a fuel station. Information about sailing in Zadar, or boat rental in Zadar
Port of Trogir
The SCT Marina Trogir has 256 berths for boats up to 90 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 20 metres. There is drinking water, electricity, 24-hour security, free WiFi, laundry, refuelling station, and even ship maintenance is available. Yacht charter Trogir
Port of Split
The ACI Marina Split offers 348 berths for yachts of maximum 90 m. The breakwater provides outstanding protection from the raging sea and the southern winds. The water depth is 8 m. There are restaurants, bars, laundries and fuelling station. There are restaurants, bars, laundries and fuelling station. Information about sailing in Split, or rent a boat in Split.
Port of Rogač
The SailingEurope Charter is located on the northern side of the island of Šolta, in a bay surrounded by pine trees. It has a favourable location, only 16 kilometres from Split. The main advantage of the port is that it is not too crowded. There are showers, free WiFi, a nearby gas station, a café and a pizzeria. The Bay of Rogač is well protected from winds, except Bora, which mainly blows in winter months.
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Day 1. Sibenik – Primošten 20.95 km (13.02 mi), Day 2. Primošten – Rogoznica 10.38 km (6.45 mi), Day 3. Rogoznica – Trogir 31.26 km (19.43 mi), Day 4. Trogir – Split 15.47 km (9.62 mi), Day 5. Split – Kaštel Gomilica – Rogac 27.59 km (17.14 mi), Day 6. Rogac – Zirje 62.69 km (38.95 mi), Day 7. Zirje – Trogir – Sibenik 29.40 km (18.27 mi).
Day 1. Sibenik – Vodice 15.33 km (9.53 mi), Day 2. Vodice – Jezera 12.33 km (7.66 mi), Day 3. Jezera – Pirovac 24.69 km (15.34 mi), Day 4. Pirovac – Biograd na Moru 23.24 km (14.44 mi), Day 5. Biograd na Moru – Sukosan 17.67 km (10.98 mi), Day 6. Sukosan – Zadar 12.29 km (7.64 mi), Day 7. Zadar – Nin 28.92 km (17.97 mi), Day 8. Nin – Opatija 44.01 km (27.34 mi), Day 9. Novalja – Island of Ist 34.25 km (21.28 mi), Day 10. Ist – Brbinj 33.76 km (20.98 mi), Day 11. Brbinj – Sali, Croatia 23.07 km (14.34 mi), Day 12. Sali, Croatia – Zirje 50.07 km (31.11 mi), Day 13. Zirje – Primošten 24.66 km (15.32 mi), Day 14. Primošten – Grebaštica – Sibenik 30.81 km (19.15 mi).
Day 1. Sibenik – Zlarin 6.83 km (4.25 mi), Day 2. Zlarin – Drvenik Veli 43.78 km (27.21 mi), Day 3. Drvenik Veli – Split 27.04 km (16.80 mi), Day 4. Split – Supetar 16.46 km (10.23 mi), Day 5. Supetar – Makarska 39.47 km (24.52 mi), Day 6. Makarska – Brac island (Port of Bol) 29.52 km (18.35 mi), Day 7. Bol – Rogoznica – Sibenik 95.44 km (59.30 mi)
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