Top things to do in Šibenik

Top Choice Cathedral in Šibenik

St James' Cathedral

The crowning architectural glory of the Dalmatian coast and the undisputed masterpiece of its principal designer, Juraj Dalmatinac, this World Heritage Site is worth a detour to see. It was constructed entirely of s…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Šibenik

Pelegrini

Responsible for upping the culinary ante in Šibenik, this wonderful restaurant raids the globe for flavours, with influences from Japan and France, but its heart is in the Mediterranean. Dalmatian offerings are very…
Croatian in Šibenik

Konoba San Antonio

This tavern has a pleasant old-town terrace and a tradition of consistently well-prepared seafood, fish and grilled-meat dishes – try the salmon carpaccio. Owner Antonio adds much warmth and energy to the place.
Church in Šibenik

St Francis' Church

The Franciscan monastery's mammoth church dates from the end of the 14th century. It has fine frescos and an array of Venetian baroque paintings, but the highlight is the painted wooden ceiling, dating from 1674. It…
Bistro in Šibenik

SHE Bistro

A sleek new bistro serving organic, locally sourced vegetarian and vegan food. The gorgeous interior of the 1920s building has an open kitchen and a raw industrial look with a living-room vibe: lots of books, plants…
European in Šibenik

Nostalgija

With a pleasant covered terrace right by the Franciscan monastery, this is an unpretentious option for breakfast (cereal, omelettes, pancakes), light lunches (soup, sandwiches) and simple, rustic Croatian cuisine (l…
Fortress in Šibenik

St Michael's Fortress

Clamber up to the battlements of this large medieval fort for magnificent views – particularly impressive at sunset – over Šibenik, the Krk River and the Adriatic islands. Parts of the fortress date to the 13th cent…
Museum in Šibenik

Šibenik City Museum

Housed in the 17th-century Rector’s Palace, this well-curated museum focuses on the city and its surrounds. The permanent collection of artefacts dating from prehistory to the end of the Venetian period is split int…
Croatian in Šibenik

Restoran Tinel

This well-regarded old-town restaurant has a lovely elevated terrace on a little square and dining rooms spread over two floors. You’ll find lots of interesting dishes, including octopus à la tinel (similar to a gou…
Cultural in Šibenik

International Children's Festival

Šibenik's renowned international children’s festival starts on the third Saturday in June and lasts for three weeks. There are craft workshops, music, dance, children’s film and theatre, puppets and parades.