During our week in Zadar, we took an overnight stay in Sibenik. The coach took the road which tightly hugs the coastal route south for 90 minutes until we reached this gorgeous city built into a hill. Our initial intention for this trip was to stay in Sibenik just for a night and then head onto the Krka National Park, but once we arrived, we wanted to stay and explore. We’ll have to save Krka for another time! Once we dropped off our bags at our studio apartment (which came with a lovely terrace overlooking the streets below) we took a wander round a nearby park which had lovely views of the water and small group of islands offshore. Naturally we had researched where to get the best gelato in Sibenik which was handily nearby!
A little later in the afternoon we took ourselves up to St Michael’s Fortress for views across the city. Unfortunately we had coincided our visit with Mass, which meant that the fortress was closed! However we still got a couple of nice viewpoints from the side.
When we walked back down into the cathedral square it was eerily quiet – no-one around at all!
One place that we both loved was the Monastery gardens, just below the fortress. We both enjoyed a huge slice of cheesecake, and then while I wandered taking some photos, Mr B enjoyed a large glass of white (you can see him chugging it in the picture below haha!)
Back in the cathedral square, locals obviously make the best use of space to hang their washing!
The following morning, we took a walk round the harbour to a recommended café where we sat and read for a couple of hours over coffees. The walk out meant that on the way back, we were rewarded with wonderful views of the city and boats.
The promenade by the water was a lovely place to end our short stay in Sibenik, being was one of the warmer days during our week in Croatia (hitting the low 20s).