The day we left Zadar started not very well: Dark clouds were approaching very fast and not that long afterwards we found ourselves in the middle of a thunderstorm. So when we arrived in Sibenik, it was still raining cats and dogs and all streets were flooded up to our ankles. That was not the inviting sight seeing weather we expected and found shelter in a small restaurant near the harbor.
When it finally stopped raining we continued our tour by foot and discover this beautiful old town which is build up on a hill. Since most of the other tourists obviously also escaped the rain, we had the city nearly alone for ourselves. Like most old towns in Croatia, Sibenik’s center is also a pedestrian area. And like in all other cities we visited in Dalmatia, you noticed the Italian – or better Venetian – influence from its history.
One of Sibenik’s main sights is the Cathedral of St. James which is also listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Besides, I can highly recommend a visit of the cemetery next to the castle on top of the hill – you’ll have a lovely from there all over the city.
After Sibenik we reached Trogir, where we stayed for a night in a cosy little pension with the most amazing view from our balcony. I could have spend hours there surrounded by Bougainvillea (beautiful violett flowers) and watch the sea – but the next city was waiting … Trogir’s old city is a small island which can only be reached over a small bridge from land. And since there is only one lane per direction, there is always a traffic jam.
Trogir itself is the best-preserved Romanesque-Gothic complex in all of Central Europe, also listed as UNESCO World Heritage. Its medieval core is surrounded by walls. The buildings inside were build during several periods (Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque) and are well preserved. At one end of the end you can find a fortress where most people meet to watch the sunset.