Sibenik is the administrative, political, economic, and socio-cultural centre of Sibenik-Knin County, which has 242 islands. A Mediterranean climate with hot summers and dry and mild winters characterizes the Sibenik region. 

Sibenik is one of the oldest cities in Croatia and one that has preserved its original character. Its historical centre has been declared a protected city monument, and it is interesting to see that Dalmatian culture and art and Venetian architecture have been interwoven into this town. A stroll through the streets of Sibenik will allow you to discover many exciting stories and architectural details that come from history, as well as stories that connect us with today's present.

The main attraction of Sibenik is its historical heritage, with the Cathedral of St. James one of the most visited monuments in Croatia. It comprises three stages that stretch across 700 years of history. You can also visit town walls, where you will find the 18th century Barone Fort built in the time of Venetian domination, to be later turned into a prison.

Game of Thrones in Sibenik

Cathedral of St. James

The Cathedral of St. James served as a backdrop in the ninth episode of the fifth season of Game of Thrones, which portrays Braavos, the city of the Iron Bank. Standing majestically on a seaside cliff overlooking the sea, it is one of the most visited attractions in Šibenik and Dalmatia.

John's Fortress

The fighting pit scene in the town of 'Meereen' was filmed at St. John's Fortress. It is a place where you can see Cersei, Daenerys, and Jorah before they meet again. Jorah defeats numerous fighters in this place while Daenerys watches the fight from the grandstand.

City contours of Šibenik

In the fifth season of Game of Thrones, you can see the old part of Sibenik when Arya Stark arrives in Braavos for training at the House of Black and White.

Cruises to Sibenik