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Å ibenik, Croatia

Unlike other cities along the Adriatic coast, which were established by Greeks, Illyrians and Romans, Šibenik was founded by Croats. Excavations of the castle of Saint Michael, have since proven that the place was inhabited long before the actual arrival of the Croats. It was mentioned for the first time under its present name in 1066 in a Charter of the Croatian King Petar Krešimir IV and, for a period of time, it was a seat of this Croatian King. For that reason, Šibenik is also called "Krešimirov grad" (Krešimir's city). It is the oldest native Croatian town on the eastern shores of the Adriatic.

comments (8)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 13 Jun 2012, 06:47
A fine landscape John. Just seeing this sunny weather makes me feel good
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 13 Jun 2012, 07:06
There's something about overlooking a city like this, John, where you can see the old and new alike, living in peaceful coexistence!
Looks typically mediterranean John and I certainly know where I'd prefer to be, albeit in a graveyard!
Some interesting history to explore. Good to see the sunshine John smile
A real mix of old and new John, and a fine cemetery in the foreground.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 13 Jun 2012, 15:48
Hard to imagine this being the sight of recent wars John.
This is really cool - and are those gravestones?
John Prior: Yes indeed Elizabeth.
the way the graveyards are laid out is so unreal!

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