12 Memorable Day Trips from Šibenik to Enrich Your Holiday

From the azure embrace of the Kornati National Park’s marine splendor to the historic allure of Šibenik’s surrounding islands, each adventure promises to captivate your senses. Dive into the crystal-clear waters of the Adriatic, soak up the sun on hidden beaches, and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of culture and nature.

Whether you’re seeking serenity on the pebble beaches of Zlarin Island or the thrill of a sunset kayak tour through St. Anthony’s channel, our excursions are tailored to create memories that last a lifetime. Join me as I unveil the hidden gems around Šibenik, one day trip at a time.

Kornati Private Boat Tour Experience

Quick Facts:

  • Duration: 10.5 hours (depending on departure location)
  • Group Size: Small group experience
  • Language of the guide: English
  • Price: €690 per group of up to 4.

Description: Embark on a captivating journey to the Kornati National Park, one of Croatia’s most stunning marine treasures. This tour offers an exclusive opportunity to navigate through 89 enchanting islands, islets, and reefs, all nestled within the park’s pristine waters. With the Kornati Islands accessible only by sea, this tour ensures a unique and unforgettable experience for every traveler.

Highlights:

  • Cruise through the Kornati National Park’s 89 islands, islets, and reefs.
  • Revel in the breathtaking views from Mana Island’s cliffs and wild beaches.
  • Bask in the sun at Lojena beach on Levrnaka Island, the Kornati’s only natural sandy beach.
  • Enjoy a delightful lunch in a serene bay on Kornat Island.
  • Soak up the sun and explore the pebble beaches of Zlarin Island.

Inclusions & Exclusions:

  • Included:
    • Boat ride to and from the Kornati Islands.
    • Experienced skipper to guide your journey.
    • Essential safety gear for a worry-free adventure.
    • Comprehensive insurance for peace of mind.
    • Entrance ticket to the Kornati National Park.
  • Excluded:
    • Meals (unless specified)
    • Personal expenses

Important Information:

  • Departure Locations & Times:
    • Šibenik, Obala hrvatske mornarice: Departure at 8:00 AM | Return at 6:30 PM.
    • Solaris, Hotel Ivan: Departure at 8:30 AM | Return at 6:15 PM.
    • Vodice, Obala Vladimira Nazora: Departure at 9:00 AM | Return at 6:00 PM.

What to Bring:

  • Bathing Suit: Dive into the crystal-clear waters.
  • Towel: For a quick dry after a refreshing swim.
  • Sunglasses: Protect those peepers from the sun’s rays.
  • Suncream & Hat: Stay sun-safe and avoid burns.
  • Camera: Capture the beauty of the Kornati Islands.

Safety Measures:

  • Always listen to the skipper’s instructions.
  • Wear the provided safety gear when necessary.
  • Stay hydrated and take breaks in shaded areas.
  • Be cautious when walking on slippery surfaces.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

Šibenik Riviera boat tour: Zlarin, Prvić and Tijat

Quick Facts:

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Group Size: Limited to 10 participants for an intimate experience
  • Language of the guide: Croatian and English
  • Price: From 125 € per person

Description: Set sail on the shimmering waters of the Adriatic Sea for a day of relaxation and exploration. This cruise takes you to the enchanting islands surrounding Šibenik: Zlarin, Prvić, and Tijat. Revel in the sun’s warmth, dive into the azure waters, and immerse yourself in the rich history of these islands.

Many have found Zlarin to be particularly captivating, with its unique character and inviting beach. The tranquility of Obonjan offers unparalleled snorkeling experiences, making every moment underwater a treasure hunt.

The boat ride itself is a treat, giving the feeling of a private, bespoke journey. While there have been occasional variations in the itinerary, such as a delightful detour to Obonjan, the overall experience has been described as a splendid day out, with the company showing flexibility and understanding in unforeseen circumstances.

Highlights:

  • Navigate the Adriatic on a fast speedboat, guided by an experienced skipper.
  • Dive into the pristine waters and explore the scenic beauty of Zlarin island.
  • Discover hidden beaches and secluded bays that beckon relaxation.
  • Savor a delightful lunch on the picturesque island of Prvić, included in your package.
  • Delve into the history of the region at the museum of red corals.
  • Unwind at a beach bar on the island of Tijat, or perhaps Obonjan, depending on the day’s itinerary.

Inclusions & Exclusions:

  • Included:
    • Speedboat ride to and from the islands.
    • Expert skipper to guide your journey.
    • Lunch on the island of Prvić.
  • Excluded:
    • Drinks
    • Personal tips

Important Information:

  • Not Suitable For: Pregnant women, individuals with back problems, and those with mobility impairments.

What to Bring:

  • Bathing Suit: For those refreshing dips in the sea.
  • Towel: To dry off after your swim.
  • Sunglasses: To shield your eyes from the sun’s glare.
  • Suncream & Hat: Essential sun protection.
  • Camera: To capture the day’s memorable moments.

Safety Measures:

  • Always adhere to the skipper’s safety instructions.
  • Ensure you’re well-hydrated and take breaks in shaded areas when needed.
  • Exercise caution on slippery surfaces, especially when disembarking the boat.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

Kayaking Sunset Tour

Quick Facts:

  • Duration: 4:00 – 5:00 hours
  • Group Size: Guided tour for a minimum of six adults. Unguided tour available for under six adults.
  • Language of the guide: English
  • Price:
    • Individual: EUR 35.17
    • Small family package (2 adults and 1 child): 80 €
    • Big family package (2 adults and 2 children): 100 €
    • Extra big family package (2 adults and 3 children): 120 €
    • Combination of excursions (ziplines and kayaking): 80 € per person

Description: Set out on a thrilling kayaking adventure in Šibenik, exploring the serene St. Anthony’s channel and marveling at the majestic walls of the St. Nicholas fortress, a UNESCO world heritage site.

As you paddle, relive the magic of the HBO series Game of Thrones, where the channel famously portrayed the entrance of Braavos. With storytelling by a licensed guide, hidden sites to uncover, and the best photo opportunities, this tour promises an experience like no other.

Highlights:

  • Picnic in nature
  • Visiting a UNESCO world heritage monument
  • Storytelling by a licensed guide
  • Game of Thrones movie location
  • Hidden angles and sites
  • Best photo opportunities

Inclusions & Exclusions:

  • Included:
    • Tour guide (for groups of 6 adults or more)
    • Parking
    • VAT and all taxes
  • Excluded:
    • Food and drinks
    • Personal expenses
    • Travel insurance
    • GoPro 5 camera rental (14.60 €)
    • Tips for the guide
    • Any extra arrangements

Important Information:

  • Meeting Point: St. Peter’s bay (Search “Kayaking Šibenik” on Google Maps)
  • Discounts: Family packages available

Itinerary:

  • 03:00 pm: Embark in kayaks at St. Peter’s bay
  • 04:00 pm: Kayaking through the St. Anthony’s channel (entrance of Braavos in Game of Thrones)
  • 04:30 pm: Disembark near a hidden tunnel, sightseeing the old stone church, viewpoint at Šibenik
  • 05:00 pm: Departure towards the St. Nicholas fortress (UNESCO)
  • 05:15 pm: Sightseeing of the fortress from the kayaks
  • 06:00 pm: Return to St. Peter’s bay
  • 08:30 pm: End of the tour

What to Bring:

  • Sunscreen, Hat, and Sunglasses: Protect yourself from the sun’s rays
  • Swimsuit: Essential for any water activity

Safety Measures:

  • Requires medium sport shape
  • Always listen to the guide’s instructions and stay with the group

Cancellation Policy:

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

Jeep Safari Cetina & Zipline Šibenik – Čikola Canyon

Quick Facts:

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Group Size: Minimum of 5 adults
  • Language of the guide: English
  • Price: 135.00 €

Description: Experience the raw beauty of Croatia’s landscapes combined with an adrenaline-pumping zipline adventure. This tour takes you on a scenic drive along the iconic Dalmatian roads, stopping at the royal town of Knin, where tales of Croatian kings come alive.

Marvel at the grandeur of the Knin fortress and be captivated by the cascading Krčić waterfall. Dive deep into history with a visit to the 9th-century St. Salvation Church. The beauty of the Cetina river and the panoramic views of the river island Visovac in Croatia’s National Park Krka will leave you spellbound.

The journey culminates with a thrilling safari in the Dalmatian hinterland, leading you to the Čikola river canyon – the launchpad for your zipline escapade. Soar over the canyon, taking in spectacular views from varying altitudes, and feel the rush as you reach speeds up to 70 km/h.

Highlights:

  • Scenic drive along Dalmatian roads with a stop at the royal town of Knin.
  • Exploration of the Knin fortress and the mesmerizing Krčić waterfall.
  • Historical deep dive at the St. Salvation Church from the 9th century.
  • Panoramic views of the Cetina river and Visovac island in National Park Krka.
  • Jeep safari in the Dalmatian hinterland leading to the Čikola river canyon.
  • Zipline adventure over the Čikola river canyon with breathtaking views.

Inclusions & Exclusions:

  • Included:
    • Pickup and drop-off.
    • Round trip transfer by jeep or van.
    • Entrance fees.
    • Tour guide.
    • Road tolls, parking, VAT, and taxes.
    • A bottle of water.
    • Necessary equipment.
    • Zipline ride.
    • Zipline drive insurance.
  • Excluded:
    • Personal expenses.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Tips for the guide.
    • Extra arrangements.
    • Renting a GoPro 5 camera (additional cost: 14,60 €).

Important Information:

  • Itinerary:
    • 08:00 am: Departure.
    • 09:30 am: Visit Knin Fortress.
    • 11:00 am: Drive on a macadam road along mountain Dinara.
    • 12:00 pm: Visit Church of St. Salvation & old tombs.
    • 12:15 pm: Sightseeing of Cetina river.
    • 01:30 pm: Return to Šibenik.
    • 02:30 pm: Prepare for zipline and start descending.
    • 04:30 pm: Return to Šibenik.
  • Discounts:
    • 0-5 years old: Free
    • 5-12 years old: 50% off
  • Zipline Specifics: Suitable for families and singles. Option to descend in pairs or alone. Supervised by experienced tour guides.

What to Bring:

  • Sunscreen: Protect your skin from the sun’s rays.
  • Hat & Sunglasses: Shield yourself from the sun.
  • Rubber Band for Hair: Keep your hair secured during the zipline adventure.

Safety Measures:

  • Always follow the instructions provided by the tour guides.
  • Ensure all safety gear is worn correctly during the zipline experience.
  • Stay hydrated and take breaks when needed.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

Plitvice National Park

Quick Facts:

  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Group Size: Suitable for families, young, and seniors
  • Language of the guide: English
  • Price: From 89.59 € per person

Description: Set out on a journey to Plitvice National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage site nestled between the cities of Slunj and Korenica in Croatia. This tour promises an immersive experience of the park’s natural beauty, featuring 16 interconnected lakes divided into Upper and Lower clusters.

The park’s main allure lies in its 92 cascading waterfalls that seamlessly connect the lakes, all set against the backdrop of a dense, verdant forest. With both foot trails and boat rides available, guests can truly appreciate the park’s splendor from multiple perspectives.

Highlights:

  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Plitvice National Park.
  • Traverse through 16 interconnected lakes with varying hues of blue and green.
  • Marvel at the 92 waterfalls that add to the park’s scenic beauty.
  • Experience the park through foot trails, boat rides, and train journeys.
  • Enjoy the serenity of the surrounding thick forest.

Inclusions & Exclusions:

  • Included:
    • Transfer to and from Plitvice National Park.
    • Knowledgeable guide to enrich your experience.
    • Entrance fee to the National Park.
  • Excluded:
    • Meals (unless specified)
    • Personal expenses

Important Information:

  • Itinerary:
    • 07:15: Departure from Šibenik.
    • 11:00: Arrival at Plitvice Lakes NP. Explore the park on foot, by boat, and by train.
    • 15:00: Departure from Plitvice Lakes NP.
    • 15:15: Free time for lunch and individual activities.
    • 16:15: Departure back to Šibenik.
    • 19:15: Arrival in Šibenik.
  • Meeting Points:
    • D-resort
    • Solaris (ramp)

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable Footwear: For walking through the park’s trails.
  • Camera: To capture the park’s breathtaking views.
  • Water Bottle: Stay hydrated during the exploration.
  • Weather-appropriate Clothing: Check the forecast and dress accordingly.
  • Snacks: For quick energy boosts during the tour.

Safety Measures:

  • Stay on the designated paths and trails.
  • Follow the guide’s instructions at all times.
  • Be cautious near waterfalls and lake edges.
  • Respect the park’s flora and fauna.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund.

Krka National Park

Quick Facts:

  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Group Size: 2-8
  • Language of the guide: English
  • Price: from 330 € per group

Description: Krka National Park, located a stone’s throw away from Sibenik, is a natural masterpiece renowned for its cascading waterfalls. The park boasts a loop track that unveils panoramic views of these waterfalls, ensuring every visitor is mesmerized.

A standout attraction is the Skradinski Buk, a magnificent pool crowned with waterfalls that’s a sight to behold. With clear waters, resting spots, and a meticulously maintained boardwalk, the park offers varying levels of accessibility, even leading you to the waterfall’s pinnacle.

Described by many as a beautiful oasis, the park spans a 3 km boardwalk loop, ensuring every step is scenic. Whether you’re keen on swimming, savoring local food and drinks, embarking on boat rides, or spotting wildlife, Krka National Park promises a unique nature experience. For a serene experience, it’s recommended to visit around 10 am, just before the crowds set in.

Highlights:

  • Skradinski Buk: A mesmerizing pool with cascading waterfalls.
  • Scenic Boardwalk: A 3 km loop offering multiple viewpoints and access to waterfall tops.
  • Clear Waters: Perfect for a refreshing dip.
  • Picnic Spots: Ample space to relax and enjoy a meal amidst nature.

Inclusions & Exclusions:

  • Included:
    • Access to the entire park.
    • Ferry rides within the park.
  • Excluded:
    • Entrance fees (vary depending on the season).
    • Personal expenses.
    • Tours (which include transportation and a guide).

Important Information:

  • Access Points:
    • Sibenik
    • Split
    • Zadar
  • Best Time to Visit: Early mornings, preferably around 10 am, to avoid crowds.

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable Footwear: For the boardwalk and exploring the park.
  • Swimwear: Dive into the clear waters.
  • Camera: Capture the park’s beauty.
  • Picnic Essentials: Enjoy a meal amidst nature.
  • Sun Protection: Hat and sunscreen.

Safety Measures:

  • Stay on the designated paths and boardwalks.
  • Follow park guidelines, especially around water bodies.
  • Stay hydrated and take breaks when needed.

Cancellation Policy:

Check with tour operator.

Split

Split, with its rich tapestry of history and vibrant culture, is a destination I highly recommend to anyone visiting Croatia. However, it’s worth noting that there are no organized tours directly from Šibenik to Split.

The duration and cost of your trip to this magnificent city will depend entirely on the choices you make. Read on to explore the various travel options and attractions that await you in Split.

Description: Split, a city teeming with history and vibrant culture, is a must-visit when you’re in Šibenik. Whether you’re traveling by bus, train, or taxi, the journey promises scenic views and a taste of Croatian life.

Once in Split, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of history at Diocletian’s Palace, find solace in the Cathedral of St. Domnius, or relive scenes from Game of Thrones at Klis Fortress. With a mix of Roman, Medieval, and modern influences, Split offers a unique blend of the past and the present, making it a destination worth exploring.

Ways to Travel:

  • Bus:
    • Duration: Approximately 2h 5m.
    • Frequency: Up to 28 daily departures.
    • Price: €5 to €9.
    • Companies: FlixBus, Samoborček EU grupa, Arriva, and more.
    • Route: Direct buses from Šibenik to Split bus station with brief stops in places like Brodarica, Grebastica, and Primosten Intersection.
  • Train:
    • Duration: Approximately 2h 39m.
    • Price: €3 to €7.
    • Route: Depart from Sibenik and arrive at Split via Perkovic.
  • Taxi/Drive:
    • Duration: Approximately 1h 2m.
    • Distance: 54.3 miles (or 89 km).
    • Taxi Price: €110 to €140.

General Insights:

  • The cheapest way to travel from Šibenik to Split is by train.
  • The quickest way is by taxi.
  • Direct bus services operate daily.
  • Private transfers start from €94.

Tips:

  • Be cautious of potential bus delays in Split.
  • The bus is recommended for those without a car.
  • Tickets can be booked online with providers like FlixBus and Omio.

Split stands as a testament to the harmonious blend of ancient and modern. The city, anchored by the majestic Diocletian’s Palace, offers a labyrinth of narrow alleys, bustling squares, and vibrant markets.

As you delve deeper into Split, you’ll discover a rich tapestry of Roman architecture, contemporary art, and a lively culinary scene, all set against the backdrop of the azure Adriatic Sea.

Diocletian’s Palace:

  • Historical Significance: Royal residence and military fortress.
  • Size: Approximately 215 x 180 meters.
  • Features: Southern part for Emperor’s apartment. Northern part for Imperial guard.
  • Working Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Ticket Prices: Vary based on access.
  • Exploration Time: 1-2 hours.

Cathedral of St. Domnius (St. Duje’s Cathedral):

  • Location: Within the Mausoleum of Roman Emperor Diocletian.
  • Features: Walnut gates, hexagonal pulpit, and a 57-meter tall bell tower.
  • Working Hours: Varies based on season.
  • Ticket Prices: Vary based on access areas.
  • Exploration Time: 1-2 hours.

Klis Fortress:

  • Historical Significance: Dates back to the 3rd century BC.
  • Location: 11 kilometers from the Adriatic Sea.
  • Features: Museum with arms and known filming location for Game of Thrones.
  • Working Hours: Varies based on season.
  • Ticket Prices: Around 8 €.
  • Exploration Time: About 1 hour.

Zadar

Zadar, a gem on Croatia’s coastline, is a destination that beckons travelers with its rich history and architectural splendors. While there aren’t any direct organized tours from Šibenik to Zadar, the journey is straightforward and offers multiple travel options.

The time and expense of your trip to Zadar will be shaped by the decisions you make. Below, you’ll find all the details to ensure a seamless journey to this captivating city.

Travel Options to Zadar:

  • Bus:
    • Duration: Approximately 1h 10m.
    • Frequency: Up to 26 daily departures.
    • Companies: FlixBus, Samoborček EU grupa, Arriva, and many others.
    • Stops: Some buses are direct, while others may stop in Vodice, Pirovac, and Drage.
    • Prices: Adult (€5 to €8), Child (€3 to €5), Student (€5 to €8), Pensioner (€5 to €8).
  • Taxi:
    • Duration: Approximately 1h 3m.
    • Distance: 56.3 miles.
    • Price: €100 to €120.
  • Drive:
    • Duration: Approximately 1h 3m.
    • Distance: 56.3 miles.

Insights:

  • The road distance between Šibenik and Zadar is approximately 56.3 miles.
  • The cheapest mode of travel is by bus, starting at €5.
  • Direct buses are available, departing from Šibenik and arriving at Zadar bus station.
  • Services operate daily, departing every three hours.
  • Bus tickets can be booked online with platforms like FlixBus and Omio.

Zadar is a treasure trove of historical sites and modern marvels. From ancient Roman ruins to contemporary installations like the Sea Organ, the city seamlessly blends the past with the present.

As you wander through its cobbled streets, you’ll encounter centuries-old churches, bustling squares, and innovative art pieces that resonate with the city’s unique spirit.

St. Donatus Church:

  • Location: Zadar, Croatia.
  • Architectural Style: Byzantine from the 9th century.
  • Size: 27 meters tall, 22 meters wide.
  • Features: Built using materials from the Roman Forum; exceptional acoustics for musical performances.
  • Entrance Fee: Approximately 3 € for the tower.
  • Exploration Time: 1-2 hours.

Sea Organ:

  • Location: Zadar.
  • Creation: April 15, 2005, by architect Nikola Basic.
  • Features: Marble stairs with pipes produce music when waves crash; ideal spot for Zadar’s sunsets.
  • Open Hours: 24/7, free entry.
  • Exploration Time: 30 minutes to an hour.

Roman Forum (Old Town):

  • Location: Zadar’s old town.
  • Historical Significance: Commissioned by the first Roman Emperor Augustus in the 3rd century.
  • Features: Once a bustling marketplace; Church of St. Donatus built on its foundations.
  • Open Hours: 24/7, free entry.
  • Exploration Time: 30 minutes to an hour.

Cathedral of St. Anastasia:

  • Location: Zadar’s old town.
  • Architectural Style: Romanesque from the 12th and 13th centuries.
  • Features: Built on a Christian basilica; bell tower offers panoramic views.
  • Open Hours: Daily from 9 am to 8 pm.
  • Entrance Fee: Cathedral entry is free; bell tower costs around 2 €.
  • Exploration Time: 30 minutes to an hour.

Trogir

Trogir, a picturesque town nestled on the Adriatic coast, is a destination that radiates charm and history. While there aren’t direct organized tours from Šibenik to Trogir, the journey is straightforward and offers a variety of travel options.

The duration and cost of your trip to Trogir will be influenced by the choices you make. Dive into the details below to navigate your way to this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Travel Options to Trogir:

  • Taxi:
    • Duration: Approximately 53 minutes.
    • Distance: 37.1 miles.
    • Price: €95 to €120.
  • Drive:
    • Duration: Approximately 53 minutes.
    • Distance: 37.1 miles.
    • Estimated Cost: €9 to €14.
  • Bus:
    • Duration: 50 minutes to 1 hour and 33 minutes.
    • Frequency: Up to 21 daily departures.
    • Stops: Some buses are direct, while others may stop at places like Primosten, Murter, and Primosten Intersection.
    • Prices: Adult (€4 to €7), Child (€2 to €5), Student (€4 to €7), Pensioner (€4 to €6).

Additional Insights:

  • The road distance between Šibenik and Trogir is approximately 37.1 miles.
  • Multiple taxi companies operate between the two towns.
  • A total of 8 bus companies operate this route.

Trogir, often referred to as the “Stone Beauty”, is a mosaic of historical landmarks and architectural masterpieces. From the intricate designs of St. Lawrence’s Cathedral to the robust walls of Kamerlengo Castle, Trogir offers a journey through time.

As you stroll through its cobbled streets, you’ll be captivated by the blend of Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance influences, all echoing tales of the town’s illustrious past.

St. Lawrence’s Cathedral:

  • Location: Trogir, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Architectural Style: Romanesque-Gothic from the 13th to 15th centuries.
  • Features: Radovan’s Portal and treasures in the treasury.
  • Working Hours: 9 AM – 7 PM daily.
  • Ticket Prices: Adults – 3 €, Students/Children – 2 €.
  • Exploration Time: 1 to 2 hours.

Kamerlengo Castle:

  • Historical Significance: 15th-century fortress.
  • Location: End of Trogir Riva.
  • Features: Educational room with a video on the castle’s history.
  • Working Hours: Varies based on season.
  • Ticket Prices: Adults – 4 €, Students/Children – 2 €, Special categories – Free.
  • Exploration Time: 1 to 2 hours.

Trogir Clock Tower & Loggia:

  • Location: John Paul II Square in Trogir’s historic center.
  • Historical Significance: Both landmarks are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
  • Features: The Loggia houses reliefs by renowned artists; the Clock Tower has a dome from the 15th century.
  • Working Hours: Open 24 hours.
  • Ticket Prices: Free.
  • Exploration Time: 30 minutes.

Omiš

Omiš, a picturesque town nestled between the Adriatic Sea and the Cetina River, is a destination that promises both adventure and serenity. While there aren’t direct organized tours from Šibenik to Omiš, the journey is simple and offers a few travel options.

The duration and cost of your trip to Omiš will be influenced by the choices you make. Dive into the details below to chart your perfect route to this Croatian gem.

Travel Options to Omiš:

  • Bus:
    • Direct buses available from Šibenik to Omiš.
    • Bus via Split: Šibenik to Split, then Split to Omiš.
    • Duration: Approximately 2h 30m.
    • Departures: Up to 3 daily. Earliest at 08:00, latest at 12:00.
    • Stops: Some direct, others stop in Primosten, Marina, Trogir.
    • Companies: Autotransport Šibenik, Čazmatrans Promet d.o.o., Polet Vinkovci.
    • Prices: Adult (€7 to €50 from Rome2Rio, €10 to €12 from GetByBus), Child (€5 to €7), Student (€8 to €12), Pensioner (€8).
  • Drive:
    • Duration: Approximately 1h 22m.
    • Distance: 73.7 miles (118 km).
    • Cost: Between €19 and €28.

Insights:

  • Driving distance between Šibenik and Omiš is approximately 73.7 miles.
  • Direct buses operate twice daily.
  • Tickets can be booked online with platforms like FlixBus and Omio.

Set against the backdrop of the Dinaric Alps, Omiš is a treasure trove of history, culture, and natural beauty. From the towering fortresses that whisper tales of pirate legends to the charming Old Town that echoes the footsteps of ancient civilizations, Omiš is a blend of the past and the present. As you meander through its cobbled streets, you’ll be captivated by the town’s rich heritage, scenic vistas, and the allure of the Adriatic Sea.

Mirabella Fortress:

  • Historical Significance: Omiš landmark with pirate history.
  • Built: 13th century.
  • Features: Lookout over the Channel of Brač, pirate history.
  • Entrance Fee: 5 euros (cash only).
  • Exploration Time: 2 hours.

Starigrad Fortress – Fortica:

  • Historical Significance: Over 500 years old.
  • Views: Dalmatia, Brač, Hvar, Šolta islands.
  • Entrance Fee: 5 euros during summer.
  • Trails: East Trail (harder, 30 minutes), South Trail (easier, 1 hour).
  • Exploration Time: 3+ hours.

Old Town of Omiš:

  • Features: Renaissance building “the House of a Happy Man”, 10th-century Church of St. Peter, old gates, St. Michael’s Church.
  • Historical Significance: Omiš pirates, alliance with the highlanders of the Poljica Principality.
  • Exploration Time: 1-2 hours.

Makarska

Makarska beckons travelers with its pristine beaches, historic old town, and vibrant squares. While there aren’t direct organized tours from Šibenik to Makarska, the journey is uncomplicated with multiple travel options available.

The duration and cost of your trip to this sun-kissed city will be influenced by the choices you make. Dive into the details below to embark on a memorable journey to Makarska.

Travel Options to Makarska:

  • Bus:
    • Duration: Approximately 2h 55m.
    • Frequency: Up to 6 daily departures.
    • Companies: Autobusni Promet, Čazmatrans Promet d.o.o., Arriva, and more.
    • Prices: Adult (€9 to €50), Child (€6 to €8), Student (€10 to €15), Pensioner (€10 to €13).
  • Taxi/Drive:
    • Duration: Approximately 1h 32m.
    • Distance: 84.1 miles (135 km).
    • Taxi Price: €100 to €120.

Insights:

  • The road distance between Šibenik and Makarska is approximately 84.1 miles.
  • The cheapest mode of travel is by bus.
  • Direct buses are available, departing from Šibenik and arriving at Makarska bus station.
  • Bus tickets can be booked online with platforms like Omio and FlixBus.

Makarska is a blend of natural beauty and rich history. From the bustling Kacic Square in the heart of the old town to the serene vibes of St. Peter Park, the city offers a myriad of experiences.

Whether you’re exploring the intricate architecture of St. Mark’s Church, strolling down Kalalarga Street, or marveling at the vast collection in the Malacological Museum, Makarska promises a journey of discovery at every corner.

Makarska Old Town (Kačić Square):

  • Significance: Named after Andrija Kačić Miošić, a significant Dalmatian poet.
  • Features: St. Mark’s Church, Kalalarga Street, Venetian Fountain, and Statue of St. Peter.
  • Activities: Harbor strolls, dining, boat trips, shopping, and pier walks.

Franciscan Monastery and the Malacological Museum Within:

  • History: The monastery began construction in 1502.
  • Features: Library, Malacological Museum, shell specimens, and herbarium.
  • Ticket Prices: Adults (€6), Children over 7 (€2.50), Family Pass (€8).
  • Exploration Time: 2-3 hours.

St. Peter Park and the Lighthouse:

  • Activities: Walking, running, cycling, and beach activities.
  • Features: St. Peter Lighthouse, panoramic views, and nature trails.
  • Exploration Time: 1-2 hours.

Biograd na Moru

Biograd na Moru is a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle. While there aren’t direct organized tours from Šibenik to Biograd na Moru, the journey is uncomplicated and offers a variety of travel options.

The duration and cost of your trip will be influenced by the choices you make. Dive into the details below to craft your perfect itinerary to Biograd na Moru.

Ways to Travel to Biograd na Moru:

  • Bus:
    • Duration: Approximately 55 minutes.
    • Frequency: Up to 48 weekly departures.
    • Price: €3 to €13.
    • Companies: FlixBus, Samoborček, Autobusni Promet, and others.
    • Route: Direct buses from Šibenik to Biograd na Moru.
  • Taxi:
    • Duration: Approximately 43 minutes.
    • Distance: 28.9 miles (around 46.5 km).
    • Price: €70 to €90.
  • Drive:
    • Duration: Approximately 43 minutes.
    • Distance: 28.9 miles (around 46.5 km).

General Information:

  • Distance: Šibenik to Biograd na Moru is approximately 26 miles.
  • Direct buses depart from Šibenik to Biograd na Moru daily.
  • Bus tickets can be booked online with platforms like FlixBus and Omio.

Biograd na Moru is a haven of historical sites, thrilling amusement parks, and serene landscapes. From the adrenaline-pumping rides at Dalmaland to the tranquil ambiance of the Church of St. Anastasia, the town promises a diverse range of experiences.

Whether you’re a history buff, an adventure seeker, or someone looking for a peaceful retreat, Biograd na Moru has something special in store for you.

Tips & Insights:

  • Most affordable travel option is by bus.
  • Quickest route is by taxi or driving.
  • Buses are the best option for those without a car.

Dalmaland:

  • Location: Near Biograd in Croatia.
  • Features: Over 20 rides, entertainment shows, and a new Aquapark section.
  • Prices: Vary based on season and park sections.
  • Operating Hours: Vary based on season and park sections.
  • Ideal Visit Time: Full day or 4-5 hours for highlights.

Church of St. Anastasia (St. Anastasia):

  • Location: Glavica district in Biograd.
  • Features: Mid-18th-century architecture and captivating surroundings.
  • Exploration Time: Around 30 minutes.
  • Working Hours: Open during mass hours.

Heritage Museum:

  • Location: Near the marina in Biograd.
  • Exhibits: City’s history, antique exhibits, photographs, and paintings.
  • Exploration Time: 20 to 40 minutes.

Discover the Hidden Gems of Šibenik

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Each article is designed to offer a unique perspective on Šibenik, enriching your visit with insider tips and hidden gems. Whether you’re seeking cultural depth, scenic beauty, luxurious comfort, or travel ease, Šibenik is a destination that caters to every desire.

About the author

Tomislav is the main contributor and creator of Croatia Wanderlust. With a deep appreciation for his homeland, he dedicates his time to sharing detailed stories and insights about Croatia's rich culture, scenic landscapes, and historical landmarks. His writings aim to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of what makes Croatia a unique and must-visit destination. Through his articles, Tomislav hopes to inspire travel enthusiasts and curious minds alike to explore the beauty of Croatia.

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