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first_imgCredit: ©Shanticm via Wikimedia CommonsThe easiest way to get to Sibenik is to fly to either Spilt or Zadar the hire a car or get a one hour bus to Sibenik. Find flights now.Extending your trip? Here are a few more ideas for city breaks in Croatia…:What to see and do in DubrovnikThe sun-soaked Pearl of the Adriatic has lots to offer visitors, from cable car rides to kayaking tours.The best of Istria: Pula and RovinjIstria is Croatia’s foodie region, check out its ancient hill towns and unspoiled beaches before heading out truffle hunting.Top 10 amazing attractions in ZadarZadar boasts historic Roman ruins, some of central Europe’s most intriguing outdoor art, fantastic fresh seafood – and hardly any crowds.Written by Helen Ochrya for Skyscanner.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 6. Smell the herbs at the medieval Mediterranean GardenAlthough it only opened its doors in 2007, this attractive and peaceful garden at St. Lawrence’s Monastery has already become one of the city’s top sights. Maintained by local school children, the aim is to recreate a medieval monastery garden, cultivating shrubs and herbs that would have been used in kitchens as well as in medicine. There’s a lovely café here too, with tables out on a terrace in the garden, and it’s open until 10pm. 2. Marvel at the Cathedral of St. JamesThe Old Town would be atmospheric enough even if it weren’t for this prominent religious edifice, but there is no disputing that Sibenik’s Cathedral of St. James is the city’s crowning glory – and its most popular tourist attraction. Italian architect Nikola Firentinac created a marvel of engineering with interlocking stone slabs, barrel roof and octagonal cupola and it’s hard not to stare open-mouthed at the fusion of Gothic and Renaissance styles in the vast interior. Well worth the 15 kuna admission. 3. Sip coffee on the Sibenik RivieraWatch Jadrolinija ferries slipping in and out of Sibenik habour over a biela kava (white coffee) with ringside seats at one of the city’s waterfront cafés. It’s the perfect endpoint to a morning stroll along Sibenik’s very own riviera, known locally as the Riva. There are plenty of refreshments along this stretch, but if you’re peckish, the top pick is Konoba Kanela, the only outfit brave enough to hang a “no pizzas” sign out front. You won’t miss them though – most dishes are charcoal grilled and the fish of the day is recommended. 5. Hit the church trailIt’s not just the cathedral that will interest architecture fans in Sibenik; there are no less than 24 historic churches here. Peep behind St. James’ bulk and you’ll find the fifteenth century Church of St. Barbara with its Gothic interior and collection of religious art and icons. Turn onto Božidara Petranovića to find the Church of the Ascension, centre of the city’s Orthodox community – its interior blackened by the smoke of thousands of candles, its exterior boasting twin ornate balconies. Alternatively, take a short day trip southwest of the Old Town towards the Solaris Beach Resort to see St. John’s Church, a stout little structure with a pretty balustraded staircase outside. 7. Get into the indie spirit at Super UhoCroatia is fast-becoming Europe’s festival hotspot and Sibenik has one of the best. Super Uho is a quirky indie festival taking place along the waterfront in early August. Its first incarnation was headlined by The National in 2014; 2015 saw Flogging Molly, Sun Kil Moon and Nikki Louder take to the stage. Check out the Facebook page for information on upcoming dates and lineup.center_img 8. Sail over to ZlarinSibenik is the jumping off point for numerous small offshore islands. Easiest for a visit is Zlarin, just 30 minutes by Jadrolinija ferry. You’ll disembark with the locals – and perhaps the vegetable or mail delivery – and find yourself almost instantly alone, hiking up paths strung with cobwebs that betray their lack of use. It’s an easy half hour walk through the pine forest to the highest point and two hours gives you long enough to do a loop around the western half of the island, ending up back at the picturesque village of Zlarin for lunch. There are numerous secluded, crystal-clear pools here too, so bring your swimming gear if you want to stay longer. RelatedWinter is coming: 44 Game of Thrones filming locations in picturesGame of Thrones is back, with season 7 set to (finally) start on July 16th (July 17th in the UK). Prepare yourself for winter, relive your favourite scenes from the hit HBO series, and get a sneaky peek at some of the sets from the upcoming series. Here are 44…Top 15 attractions and things to do in SplitFancy a weekend away, lazing in cool curbside cafés, exploring Roman ruins and island-hopping around the Adriatic? Check out Split, Croatia, with our top tips on what to see and do.Top 15 attractions and things to do in DubrovnikWith top-notch restaurants, famous filming locations and island tours available just off the coast, Dubrovnik is one of Europe’s hottest city breaks. Here are 15 things to check out in Dubrovnik on a weekend away. 4. Splurge on dinner at D ResortThis sleek new hotel has put Sibenik on the map and its top floor Art Restaurant is an appealing vantage point, looking down over the historic skyline and twinkling harbour. Start with a cocktail on the terrace before heading inside for a dinner of local seafood, such as calamari, scampi or sea bream. The lobster (80 kuna) is particularly good, especially when washed down with a glass of Croatian Pošip white wine. Reservations advisable. With tasty fresh food and a festival to its name, Sibenik’s sure to be Croatia’s new headquarters of cool, so find out what to put on your sight-seeing schedule… 1. Snap the view from a Venetian fortress – or twoTest those leg muscles with a climb to not one but two of Sibenik’s best viewpoints, Subicevac Fortress and St. John’s Fortress, Venetian forts built in sixteenth century to repel Ottoman invasion. From the centre of Sibenik take 29 listopada 1918 to the suburb of Subicevac and then the tarmac path which leads to the eponymous fort. A romantic ruin, Subicevac is crumbling so much that it looks like the graffiti is the only thing holding it together; continue on to St. John’s Fortress for better preserved ramparts, as well as a bright blue and red panorama over the city and the Dalmatian coast. last_img read more