What to do in Sibenik in 2023?

What to do in Sibenik in 2023?

If you are on your vacation in Sibenik, you want to explore the town but don't know where to start and aren't quite introduced, here is a list of beautiful sights and fun events you might want to visit in 2023.

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First, we will share with you selected events in Sibenik in 2023, then we will list all the best sights and finally, we will give our recommendations for villas in Sibenik.

Sibenik Events 2023

If you are an outgoing person and prefer meeting new people then these events might interest you:

The SeaSplash Festival Croatia 2023

The SeaSplash Festival is this big open-air festival that is held at the end of July at Martinska Cape just across Sibenik. Seasplash is a mixture of acts and genres: reggae, ska, jungle, drum ‘n’ bass, dubstep and electro, and much more! Each year, both local and international artists take part. 2023 will be the final festival so it is obviously going to be a special one to remember.

The SeaSplash Festival Croatia 2023

The SeaSplash Festival Croatia 2023 Program fromFacebook.com

Dalmatian Chanson Evenings

Dalmatian Chanson Evenings is a Sibenik Festival held in August. It's located on the Republic of Croatia Square in front of the Cathedral of St. James. The festival has received many acknowledgments for its good quality music and performers. Festival is all about live performances of the best Croatian artists, composers, and songwriters followed by orchestra and choir.

Republic of Croatia Square Sibenik

The Republic of Croatia Square in Sibenik

The Medieval Fair Sibenik

The Medieval Fair in Sibenik is an event held in September that captures old traditions, costumes, way of speaking and acting, and everyday lifestyle from Sibenik's golden age. For a few days, the whole town becomes exceptionally awake, people live and act in the spirit of their history, it's a really unique experience. The most fun part would probably be actually watching epic fights they used to have back then.

The Medieval Fair

The Medieval Fair from pixabay.com

Light is Life event in Sibenik

This manifestation is held on the 28th of August, every year, celebrating the opening of the first Hydropower plant in the world in Sibenik. In honor of this event streets get decorated with 2D blue light fishes, statues, and monuments also get decorated with blue lightning, and the sea is full of blue enlighted sailboats. At 10 pm night sky gets illuminated with wonderful fireworks. The whole event is accompanied by DJ and live music.

Light is Life event in Sibenik

Light is Life event in Sibenik fromTourist Board Sibenik (Facebook page)

Regius summer music festival

Regius summer music festival is a two-day music festival. It's located in a unique location, cape Martinska. The Festival welcomes many actual artists from Croatia, the region, and the whole of Europe. The special charm of this festival is the hidden beaches with a beautiful view of the old town and a stunning pine forest. Music at the festival is a mix of rock, punk, ska, reggae, rap, dub, DnB, dubstep, grime, and trance genre. The goal of this festival is to fight nationalism and create stronger bonds between young adults from one region.

Cape Martinska Sibenik

Google Maps snippet of Cape Martinska Sibenik

Klapske Veceri (a cappella singing)

Klapske Veceri is a manifestation held from 13th July to 21st September on the square in the Old Town of Sibenik every Thursday. The goal of this manifestation is to improve and give a push to the tradition of listening to Klapa (a cappella singing) music.

Dalmatian Klapa a cappella singing

Dalmatian Klapa - a cappella singing fromWikimedia.orgthe author is Roberta F.

Barone summer cinema

Barone summer cinema is an open-air cinema on Barone Fortress. It is the best pick of domestic as well as international movies. It's held every Wednesday and Saturday for children.

Barone Fortress Sibenik

Barone Fortress Sibenik from commons.wikimedia.org by LadyIvy

Fortresses music events:

  • Sigur Rós concert – Barone Fortress
  • Šibenik Dance Festival: ASYLUM by Rami Be'er- St. Michael's Fortress
  • Benjamin Clementine concert – Barone Fortress.

SHIP Festival 2023

SHIP is a music festival held in Sibenik, Croatia. It's a new event in September, from 14th to 17th September. Sibenik will welcome many singers and upcoming artists from all around the world. During the day conferences will be held, while in the afternoon there will be concerts presented by domestic as well as foreign artists until late at night.

St. Michael's Fortress Sibenik

St. Michael's Fortress Sibenik

What to see in Sibenik?

If you prefer cultural and historical sights these ones might interest you:

Cathedral of St. James Sibenik

St. James Cathedral in Sibenik, Croatia, is a Catholic basilica. It is the most important architectural monument of the Renaissance in the entire country. This Cathedral is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Also, the famous series Game of Thrones was actually filmed in this same cathedral.

Cathedral of St. James Sibenik

Cathedral of St. James in Sibenik

St. Nicholas fortress near Sibenik

St. Nicholas Fortress is situated at the entrance to St. Anthony Channel. It was built to protect the city of Sibenik from the Ottoman Navy by Venetians. It is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

St. Nicholas fortress near Sibenik

St. Nicholas fortress near Sibenik from pixabay.com

How to get to St. Nicholas fortress near Sibenik?

It can be reached by boat from the Sibenik promenade. You could also book a boat tour with us.

St. Michael’s fortress in the center of Sibenik

St. Michael’s fortress is in the center of Sibenik. It is situated on a steep hill above the old part of the city. The location was continuously occupied since the Iron Age, according to numerous archaeological findings from the era. It is open for sightseeing and for events in the open. Its best feature is its view of the Sibenik archipelago.

View from St. Michael's fortress in Sibenik

View from St. Michael's fortress in Sibenik

St. John's fortress in Sibenik

The fortress was named after a medieval church dedicated to St. John the Baptist. Together with the Barone Fortress, it was built during the Cretan War. The fortress was built in only 58 days by the people of Šibenik with their own hands and materials. It has a spectacular view of the town.

St. John's fortress in Sibenik

St. John's Fortress in Sibenik by SchiDD fromcommons.wikimedia.org

Barone fortress

Barone Fortress was built in 1646 on the 80-meter hill above the city. It is also a part of the Sibenik defense system. Barone Fortress is the place where you can witness Sibenik's history using the AR device and see grand battles against the Ottomans during the Cretan War.

Sibenik summer attractions

As well as historical there are many fun summery attractions in and around Sibenik:

Beach Banj in Sibenik

Banj beach is a Sibenik city beach with a view to the old center of the city.

Beach Banj Sibenik

View of the Old Town of Sibenik from Banj Beach

This is a beautiful pebble beach with many installations, such as a street workout as well as a bar by the sea, so it's ideal for families with children and for sports lovers.

Petrus Beach Bar Sibenik

Petrus Beach Bar Sibenik

It is also just ten minutes away from the city center walking by the promenade.

Jadrija beach

Jadrija Beach is a beach in Sibenik with a special look. It is over 100 years old, and it is recognizable by its numerous, rainbow-colored doors which actually used to be fishermen's house doors. Around the beach, you can also find a cafe bar, and a restaurant.

Aquapark Dalmatia

Aquapark Dalmatia Solaris Sibenik

Aquapark Dalmatia Solaris Sibenik

If you want to surprise your kids with fun activities that you can all enjoy as a family we suggest you visit aquapark Dalmatia in Solaris hotel resort. There are many different waterfalls, pools, and, of course, the slow pace of the Lazy River.

Aquapark Dalmatia Solaris Sibenik Lazy River

Aquapark Dalmatia Solaris Sibenik Lazy River

You also don't have to leave the aquapark for food and drinks, there are many cafes and restaurants as well as eating and sitting/lying areas to enjoy those.

National park Krka

Krka is a river near Sibenik and it is famous for its many waterfalls. It is also a National park. Not only will you see wonderful nature, but you can also take a swim near the waterfalls on these hot summery days.

Krka Waterfalls National Park Croatia

Krka Waterfalls National Park Croatia

These were our suggestions for visiting Sibenik in 2023. If you are interested in more, feel free to check our previous blog posts What to do on vacation in Sibenik? and Luxury City break in Vodice and Sibenik. There we also give you recommendation on Sibenik restaurants and where to stay in Sibenik.

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