Šibenik, the fortified town by the sea, was established by Croats around the ninth century.
Protected by the limestone rocks and mountain hinterland, Šibenik was fought for by Austrian-Hungarian empire, Byzantium, Venice and many others.
Because of the advancement of the medieval Croatian state, the town Šibenik gained a ground and in 11th century it was mentioned for the first time in the report written by the king of king Petar Krešimir IV.
The town was all the while gaining ground, spreading and building up its way of life, craftsmanship, route, exchange and economy by and large. Šibenik was under the Venetian tenet for long 400 years, however from that period we have the most buildings, historical and cultural sites of Šibenik today. Among them is the Šibenik simbol – the Cathedral of St. Jacob
Islands to visit in Šibenik sailing area