Šibenik – Fortress in the Sea

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We’reeeee back–and with a new look! I really like it and hope you do, too. To christen the new blog, we are going back to our time on the Adriatic…and this time, things are getting interesting with an island tour and a fortress in the sea. Croatia has a massive archipelago, including 250 islands off the coast of Šibenik alone.

Before heading to the islands, we stopped at the St. Nicholas fortress, one of Šibenik‘s four fortresses (see one of the others, St. Michaels, here), and the coolest in my eyes because it’s in the middle of the sea! There’s not much inside it–it’s actually quite creepy–but you can go up to the top and the views are, of course, insane. The city built a walking path out to the fortress, so you can actually walk there now, but you’ll have to ask a local how to get there–the entrance to the path is off a little-known road and difficult to find. If you want to do a boat tour, you can get on a small motor boat or medium-sized sailboat for the day for not that much…just stop by one of the tourist offices on the main stretch facing the marina and ask about it.

The fortress was built in the 16th century to protect Šibenik from Turkish invaders. Apparently there are long-term plans to turn the site into a museum…how cool would that be?!

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