A parade of Venetian houses huddled together above the sparkling Adriatic, Sibenik is spellbindingly beautiful. An Italianate town of winding alleyways studded with gleaming piazzas and medieval relics, this is easily one of the most attractive resorts in Dalmatia. Sibenik holidays have plenty to offer gourmands who revel in its family-run ‘konobas’ or the swish Michelin-rated restaurants. It also boasts some of the best ice cream you’ll find outside Italy, so don’t forget to order a scoop before getting lost in the tangle of back roads that make up this attractive settlement.
Holidays to Sibenik also hold plenty in store for history buffs, thanks to its jamboree of architectural styles and the occasional medieval gem. The city is also overlooked by St Michael’s Fortress, a white-stone fort with an open-air cinema. Affording views of Sibenik Bay and its pearl-string archipelago of islands, it plays host to open-air evening concerts every summer – a perfect way to top a day spent in this jewel of a town.