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Not looking for a well-known tourist paradise? Then you wouldn’t find a better berth as Skradin. Discovering the city of Skradin could be a great experience for both kids and adults. Admire the unusual sight of the sea and river encounters! The small hilltop houses are guarded by an old church tower from above. Along with the city center’s famous historical monuments, the water also offers many experiences for the adventurous kind or peace for those who want to relax.
Location of Skradin
Skradin is a town in Croatia, at Šibenik-Knin county, in the Central Adriatic region. It is 16 km from Šibenik, on the right bank of the river Krka, along the 56th highway. The city is a protected cultural monument; its streets are characterized by a romantic style and 18-19. Century Venetian Mediterranean architecture.
History of Skradin
First, an Illyrian settlement stood at this site, then the Romans founded a town here called “Scardona”, which became the administrative and commercial center of the area. The settlement has more than two thousand years of history; the present name was first mentioned in the tenth century. Along with several downtown museums and historical monuments, the remains of the city’s medieval castle can be found here, and at the biggest square, there is the 18th-century Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, whose bell tower is 20 meters from the church. The abbot’s palace is the city’s most beautiful building.
Beaches in Skradin
If you visit Skradin, you can enjoy a summer relaxation on the riverside of Krka or on the beaches where the river meets the sea. Skradin’s most popular and closest beach is about 600 meters away from the village, on the road D56 to the east, but it is also easily accessible on foot too. It is a small gravel beach, with slightly sloping shores and small waves. Here you are guaranteed to find the required peace for a relaxing holiday. The beach is directly bordered with a forest and a shady lawn, which functions as a parking lot. There is a playground for the children and a beach volleyball court. This beach is ideal for families with kids, older people and romantic couples too.
Main sights in Skradin
One of the most popular attractions is the Krka National Park, which covers about 14, 000 hectares of the land and the largest section of river Krka. Over the course of the time, on the river section towards the sea seven picturesque waterfalls were formed, the most famous ones are Roški slap and Skradinski buk. At the northern border of the national park are the so-called medieval forts Trošenj and Nečven, which were built in the fourteenth century. The location of the town is very important; one of the entrances to the Krka National Park is located at the border of Skradin. From here, you can reach the main attraction of the national park, Skradinski buk waterfall.
The summer festival “Stari i mlad” (Old and Young) is held since 1964, in which the central event is a football match between the old and young Skradinians. Come and cheer for your generation and try the local traditional foods and drinks. Guaranteed there will be no shortage of culinary experiences either. The restaurants have delicious seafood, local delicacies and you should definitely try the traditional Skradin cake, which is specially made for visitors.
The weather of Skradin
Skradin has a pleasant Mediterranean climate with lots of sunshine, dry and warm summers, mild and rainy winters.
Rent a boat Skradin
Due to the breathtaking beauty of Krka, year after year yachts and sailboats come from all over the world to the Skradin Marina. This is one of the most visited marinas on the Croatian coast. Ancient Romans have already discovered this natural windswept space, and it is not a coincidence that they had made a port here for themselves. Do not miss the experience; admire the natural beauty of Krka from a yacht’s deck! Visit the city of Skradin, which is simply charming in every detail – small, picturesque and tasteful. Rent a boat which will float on the water while enjoying the sunshine or organize a fun, exciting water exploration tour for the younger members of the family! Find yacht routes in Dalmatia or choose another yacht charter in Dalmatia.
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Skradin. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Skradin shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Skradin shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.