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With its terracotta-roofed houses, and winding medieval alleyways, Sibenik’s magical Old Town is a place to lose yourself below flower-knotted balconies, and stone walls encrusted with tiny seashells. The Venetians, French, Austro-Hungarians, and the Yugoslavians have all left their imprint on Sibenik over the years, and the city's historical highlight is undoubtedly the domed St James Cathedral, which is perhaps Croatia's most spectacular Renaissance wonder. Bathed in the Dalmatian coast’s envied mild winters and hot summers - and close to beautiful stretches of sandy beach, and sprawling national parks - Sibenik is one of Croatia’s best kept secrets.

Things to see

To encounter Sibenik at its most peaceful, take a relaxing stroll through St. Laurence’s Garden, where plump pomegranates hang from the trees. The perfumes of dill, sage and basil will swirl around you in the monastery garden, which hums gently as bees dance between its glowing flowers. It’s not always been so peaceful here, however, and Sibenik’s struggle for independence has left behind some amazing crumbling fortresses, which sit high above the city, watching out over the waves warily. The Fortress of St. Michael gives you spectacular views of the sea of orange roofs below, as well as the Krka River, which bursts from the gorges of Krka National Park. Visit the national park to track down the roaring torrent that is Cascate Krka - a huge, multi-tiered waterfall. On a sunny day, there’s no better way to cool off than by swimming in the emerald pool at its base, feeling the waterfall’s misty spray on your face. Back in the city, throw your map away, and lose your bearings in Sibenik old quarter’s labyrinth of ancient alleyways, medieval churches, and old stone houses. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of St James Cathedral rises dramatically from the quaint streets, and you’ll be welcomed through its magnificent arched entrance by painstakingly-detailed carvings of the apostles.

Hotels in Sibenik

Make yourself at home in Sibenik’s attractive hotels, where you can stay overlooking the illuminated white cathedral through the wide windows of your room. Play it safe in a comfortable hotel, with a soft bed, WiFi and a flat-screen television, or take a gamble and choose an apartment with exposed stone walls and a beautiful oak-beam roof. The attractive hotels in Sibenik offer everything you could need, whether you want to self cater in a peaceful home-from-home, or simply need a base where you can dump your bags, before heading out to explore this vibrant city.

Where to stay

Sibenik has a small, but stylish, collection of hotels located in the town itself, and these are perfect if you want to tuck into the local restaurants. You’ll taste crisp, olive oil drizzled salads, and Dalmatian food like red wine soaked Pašticada beef, before stumbling back to your hotel in a happy haze. The beachside town of Solaris – just a few miles from Sibenik, is another great option, letting you enjoy hotels that back onto soft boomerangs of golden sand. Share a sweet grappa liqueur on your hotel’s terrace, or paddle in the fizzing waves, while taking an evening stroll in the last of the sun’s rays.

How to get to Sibenik

Sibenik sits between Zadar to the north and Split to the south - and you can fly into either city from a variety of European destinations. Touch down, then take a taxi or bus to make the 2 hour journey to Sibenik. Some hotels can arrange cheap airport transfers, or you can take a train to Sibenik Railway Station, which is indirectly connected to both Split and Zagreb. Ferries also run between Sibenik and the peaceful island city of Zlarin on a regular basis.