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Skradin – Beauties hidden in a sheltered bay
Skradin, situated about fifteen kilometres from Šibenik in central Dalmatia is one of the oldest Croatian cities. It is a town of rich heritage of culture and history lasting for more than two thousand years.

Under the current name Skradin is mentioned already in the tenth century. It is located on the right bank of river Krka and all until recently has been hiding its beauty sheltered in a natural bay. Today, Skradin’s charms may be seen by any traveller making a stop at the most beautiful rest area of the Zagreb-Split highway and the beautiful bridge from which an unforgettable view may be admired. With its beauty, Skradin has been attracting many conquerors in the history, being devastated on several occasions. It was ruled by old Liburnian, Romans, Goths, Venetians and Turks.

Tourists are more and more attracted by natural beauties of Skradin's vicinity, most of all the Krka national park which spreads over 14 000 acres in the centre and lower flow of the river Krka. The Krka national park is a beautiful natural phenomenon of the river Krka with seven waterfalls, the Roški waterfall and Skradinski buk standing out as particularly grandiose. In the national park, there are two very attractive monuments of culture history: the Franciscan monastery on the small island of Visovac and the monastery Krka.

Visovac is an island in the lake of the same name and situated in the middle of Krka's wider flow, where the green waters have opened the karstic plateau giving birth to a harmonic connection of natural and historical heritage. On the island, there is a church from seventeenth century and a Franciscan monastery keeping a very valuable collection of books, objects of art and other important documents.  On the north border of the national park there are medieval fortifications, built in fourteenth century, Trošenj and Nečven.

For the beauty of Krka, every year many yachts and sailing boats from the whole world call to the marina of Skradin. One of the most visited marinas on the Croatian coast is situated in a natural environment and perfectly sheltered form wind, because in ancient times Romans had also their port in this spot. Beside the beauties of nature, a rich gastronomy being served is also one of reasons for many guests visiting the Skradin area.

In great restaurants and taverns their palates can enjoy the local prosciutto, bread baked under earthen bell, fresh shells, cold Skradin brodetto made of eels with polenta made of corn flour and ground in mills on the Skradinski buk or the Skradin cake being traditionally made of almonds, nuts and honey.  Accommodation for tourists is available in the hotel “Skradinski buk”, small family hotels, apartments and private rooms.

Tourist Association of the Šibenik – Knin County
www.sibenikregion.com

Tourist Association of the City of Šibenik
www.sibenik-tourism.hr

National park Krka
www.npkrka.hr
 
 

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