Šibenik Doubles the Number of Overnight Stays in 5 Years

Total Croatia News

Wikipedia Commons

At this rate, the city is headed to become a prestigious tourist destination

The City of Šibenik has been investing into various projects in recent years, in order to revitalise this historic gem and draw attention to the untapped potential of its neglected strong points. Renovation of the city forts St.Mihovil and Barone has been financed by EU funds, renovation of the fort of  St.Ivan is underway, and the City also founded a unique institution for the preservation of historical heritage: the Fortress of Culture Šibenik.

“Millions of euro went into these and many other projects that continually prove [to EU] that the investment was justified. They created new value for Šibenik, as well as new job opportunities and content that will ensure the city becomes self-sufficient as an attractive and coveted tourist destination,” said Šibenik Mayor Željko Burić.

“Private investors are working on adaptation of their houses and apartments to raise the quality of the tourist offer. Through a supporting model for the renovation of old, ruinous buildings that are privately owned, the City aims to preserve the historical heritage in the centre and protect its authentic character. We’re supported by the Department of Conservation in Šibenik who will supervise the upcoming renovation of the entire infrastructure, including the sewage system, laying fiber optic cables, and gasification,” announced Burić.


(The fortress of St. Mihovil, Šibenik)

The Mayor also underlined the fact that Šibenik kept all its public institutions in the centre to preserve the connection of the citizens with the Old town. “People are never going to leave the historic centre. We keep embellishing it. It used to be the primary place of residence, whereas today it represents an area where the citizens of Šibenik earn their income,” said Burić. Judging by the numbers, the tourists have recognised their efforts: Šibenik and its surroundings have seen 1.710.000 overnight stays in 2016. Compared with 900.000 in 2012, it’s obvious the city is becoming a prestigious destination attractive to visitors.

To add to the tourist offer, the City is planning to create a unique uninterrupted beach zone along the coastline, covering the distance from Srima to Primošten. Burić also drew attention to 112 kilometres of new cycling routes, and the upcoming project of the Coral Centre that’s getting built on Zlarin Island.


Slobodna Dalmacija


Subscribe to our newsletter

the fields marked with * are required
Email: *
First name:
Last name:
Gender: Male Female
Please don't insert text in the box below!

Leave a Comment