ŠIBENIK, the oldest Croatian city on the Adriatic, placed in a colourful and spacious bay, on the estuary of the river Krka. It is mentioned for the first time on Christmas 1066 in the King Peter Krešimir 4th’s deed of gift, and that is why Šibenik is also referred to as the Krešimir’s city. In Šibenik there are lots of stone houses, churches, fortresses and fortress walls from the 14th to 17th century in the old core that are proclaimed culture monuments. It is the city with the biggest number of stairs in Croatia.
Walking around the city, you will discover beautiful squares, and one of the most beautiful ones is the square where you can see the St. Jacob’s Cathedral – the most significant builder’s accomplishment of the 15th and 16th century in Croatia. It is completely built out of stone, without the use of any other materials. In 2000 it was proclaimed the part of UNESCO cultural heritage.
There are also many other monuments and sights such as the Duke’s Palace (Šibenik city museum), the Šibenik Theatre, the Bishop’s Palace, the church and monastery of St. Lawrence, the church of Our Lady Out of the City, the church of St. Gregory (museum), the church of St. Barbara (museum), the church of St. Chrysogonus (gallery), the St. Nicholas’ Fortress, the St. Michael’s Fortress, the St. John’s Fortress, the Šubićevac Fortress, Šibenik City Walls, Four Wells, the Peter Krešimir 4th Statue.
In the summer Šibenik hosts the International children’s festival (since 1958), the manifestation that gathers the children from all around the world. Today Šibenik is the capital, cultural, educational, administrative and economical centre of the Šibenik-Knin County. There are 2 national parks, Krka and Kornati, on its territory as well as the south-eastern (smaller) part of nature-park Vransko jezero. Link: www.sibenik-tourism.hr
The distance from Apartments LUNA Tisno – Sibenik: 26km
ZADAR is situated in the northern part of Dalmatia, in the heart of the Adriatic itself. It is the city of exceptional history and of extremely valuable cultural heritage. It is one of the most famous Croatian tourist destinations. The city is a true treasury of archaeological and monumental riches of all periods. Besides historical sights the city is well known for its numerous attractions: Sea organ, the Greeting to the Sun, People’s Square, Five Wells Square, Gold and Silver of Zadar, Forum, Foša, the Museum of Ancient Glass, Kalelarga…
The distance from Apartments LUNA Tisno – Zadar: 58km
SPLIT is the second biggest city in Croatia. Rich archaeological findings tell us about the people settling back in old Roman times, but the most significant trace to today’s Split is by all means left by the Roman emperor Diocletian. The Roman emperor started building his palace (of about 30 000 m²) in 295 where he withdrew after his abdication in 305 wanting to spend the rest of his life in the palace.
The following turbulent centuries transformed the palace into a town that was first settled by the citizens of Salona, fleeing before Avars and Slavs. The authorities in the city kept changing for centuries while the city was starting to spread outside the walls of the palace. There are also a lot of other sights worth seeing in Split.
The distance from Apartments LUNA Tisno – Split: 94km
DUBROVNIK is a city in the south of Croatia. And we can freely say – a city monument. Dubrovnik, one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean whose beauty will definitely take breath away to any visitor, allows you to enjoy in the blue sea and sky, the unique sunsets, and numerous cultural sights. In 1979 UNESCO added Dubrovnik to its list of World cultural heritage.
The distance from Apartments LUNA Tisno – Dubrovnik: 313km