This „must see“beauty built in stone is among best representatives of European Renaissance is located just about in the center of the Croatian Adriatic coast, surrounded by one of the most beautiful karst in Croatia that wildly gorgeous river Krka flows into. As the oldest Croatian autochtonous town it was first mentioned in 1066 during the reign of the Croatian King Kresimir IV. The rich cultural and historical heritage of the city is visible in the impressive Cathedral of St. Jacob, under UNESCO protection and it’s artistic, cultural and historical value that will take your breath away.Numerous churches, monasteries, palaces and four fortresses ‘frame’ the city, and also testify to the perseverance, renunciation and faith of generations of people of Sibenik. It is a city of culture, the host to the only International Children’s Festival as well as traditional events such as Dalmatian chanson Evenings.
Zadar is an ancient Mediterranean city-monument, surrounded by historical ramparts. The old town is located on a peninsula which is connected with a new, urban part by a bridge, one of the symbols of the city. The old town is full of archaeological treasures and monuments dating from the ancient, medieval and Renaissance periods. This is visible by a numerous sacral and architectural monuments – the church of St. Donatus, Roman Forum, Kalelarga – the longest and widest street, Cathedral of St. Anastasia, Archaeological Museum with its exceptional treasures and many other monuments of cultural and historical heritage (town gate, Arsenal, churches, museums…). It may be that the loveliest inscription of Zadar´s exceptional sunset was written by the famous Alfred Hitchcock. On the occasion of his visit to Zadar, in May 1964, while observing the luxurious game played by the sun, he said: »Zadar has the most beautiful sunset in the world, more beautiful than the one in Key West, in Florida, applauded at every evening.«
THE GREETING TO THE SUN