About Skradin - Geography
Skradin is town in Šibensko-Kninska County, located on the entrance to famous Croatian wonder of nature – National Park Krka named after Krka River. To be as precise as possible, let's say how Skradin is just 17 kilometers or 11 miles away from another famous Croatian coastal city Šibenik and 100 kilometers or 62 miles from Dalmatian capital - Split. Skradin is different than the other Dalmatian coastal cities and what makes it so different is the fact it is located on the spot where Adriatic sea meets mighty Krka river. Town's population is not that impressive, just about 3500 people are permanently inhabited there and that number actually covers Skradin and its surrounding area and villages.
About Skradin - History
If you read our previous articles, you know that Dalmatia as a region was named after Iliryan tribe living there – Delmati. Skradin or Scardona was an Illyrian settlement right on the border of Dalmati and Liburnian tribes and we can title it as the capital of Liburnians. Through the history it is much more known as town that Romans turned into administrative and military center. The city was almost completely destroyed during „Great Migration of peoples“ but re-inhabited by the Slavic tribes few decades later. As a part of Croatia, it shared the same historical destniny as the rest of the country. It was under the governments of: Croatian Bribir Šubić family, by the Ottoman Turks, by the Republic of Venice, by Napoleon as part of the French Empire and by Austria-Hungary. During recent history, its importance as a regional capital was lost and Šibenik became the region's center.
Today, Skradin is a place you definitely do not want to miss. It trully is a romantic Mediterranean town reflecting all that Mediterranean in its nature is. The city center, its base, foundation and core is under protection as a cultural monument. Visible architecture dates from 18th and 19th in typical Venetian style. If you do not pay so much attention to the architecture you will defienetely not be able to miss vibrant and pleasant atmosphere so characteristic for Dalmatia. If you have the opportunity, we would like to advise you to visit Skradin during Festival of Klapa songs. Klapa, in Dalmatian slang literally means a bunch of guys, represents traditional way of a capella singing in Dalmatia. Listen it in the video below.
You don't need to worry about your yacht's berth. In Skradin you can choose to tie her in Skradin's ACI marina, Skradin's Riva or to stay anchored in the middle of the bay. Since Skradin is located far inland (see the map), you will have a feeling of utter safety regarding the weather conditions so you and your crew will spend some worry-free time. (photo by Niksa Stipanicev)
Curiosity: Microsoft's founder, mister Bill Gates visits Skradin almost every summer with his family. He enjoys in long walks through small and narrow streets of the city, sightseeing of Krka National Park and local restaurants. Actually, he loves Skradin so much that he named it his favorite vacation place for his yacht holidays in one of the articles in Forbes Magazine.
When it comes to local food and delicies, we suggest you take a peak at THIS site, posted by Skradin's tourist board. There you can find location map and other relevant information.
To follow – Krka National Park...
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