St Nicholas' Fortress

UNESCO's Pearl within a protected natural area of St Anthony's Channel

St Nicholas' Fortress tour

Do not miss to visit St. Nicholas' Fortress - the proud sea guardian of Šibenik and UNESCO's pearl within a protected natural area.

St Nicholas’ Fortress is a unique monument of the world’s architectural heritage and in 2017 it was inscribed on the UNESCO World heritage List as part of the nomination ''The Defence System of the Republic of Venice between the 16th and 17th Centuries''. Since mid-June 2019. St Nicholas' Fortress opened its doors to visitors. For the time being, due to demanding restoration and conservation works, it is only possible to visit St Nicholas’ Fortress if you take a boat trip organized by the Public Institution Nature of the Šibenik-Knin County.

Boat ride - he tour begins at the Šibenik waterfront according to the predetermined boat schedule and timetable, from a berth called Krka to St Nicholas’ Fortress and it will take about 30 minutes. While sailing through the St Anthony’s Channel, visitors will have the opportunity to see some historical and natural sights of part of the significant landscape Channel-Port in Šibenik.

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Boat departures to the St Nicholas' Fortress from 29 April – 08 October 2023

The boat to St Nicholas’ Fortress leaves and arrives at the Šibenik waterfront, at a berth called Krka, near the junction of Obala hrvatske mornarice and Obala Dr Franje Tuđmana.

Sales point and Info Centre is across the street, Obala Dr Franje Tuđmana 4, 22 000 Šibenik

The itinerary is predetermined and you can find it below.

It is recommended to use your own headphones when using multimedia guides, wear suitable clothing and footwear and to take drinking water.

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Significant landscape ''Channel-Port '' in Šibenik and the buffer zone of St Nicholas' Fortress

Together, the Šibenik Bay and the St Anthony's Channel form the significant landscape ''Channel-Port'' in Šibenik, which stretches from the Šibenik Bridge all the way to the exit from the St Anthony's Channel. Within the protected natural area that is the significant lanscape ''Channel-Port'' in Šibenik , there is the buffer zone of St Nicholas' Fortress, a monument under the protection of UNESCO.

The channel is a natural phenomenon admired for its pristine beauty. It was named after Saint Anthony the Abbot and is the only natural sea-way to Šibenik.

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