Skradin is a town and municipality in Croatia. It is located 18 kilometers from the town of Sibenik towards north, and occupies a part of the right shore of the wonderful river Krka. When we descend along the A1 motorway to the south, before we reach Sibenik, on the left, we will notice a magical town immersed in the landscape of unreal beauty - Skradin - a town guarding the mouth of the river Krka. Krka becomes wider here and its sweet water is poured, vegetation changes and ferns, tall grass and cane along the shore are getting repleced by lower and more resistant vegetation, and the water becomes clearer and bluer, all from the sky and the sun.
According to the latest census, Skradin has only 588 inhabitants, while the whole municipality has 3,825 souls. Bribir, Bratiskovci, Dubravica, Piramatovci, Plastovo, Rupe, Sonkovic, Velika Glava and others are also part of the municipality.
However, despite a relatively small population, Skradin is a place with many years of existence and fertile and bustling history. Based on archaeological finds, we can track Skradin up to 2000 years back, to the Roman Scardona, which was first mentioned in the works of ancient writers. Pliny the Elder who lived from 23 to 79 BC, describes Scardona as one of the most important cities of those dayes. Rome Scardona was robbed by Goths in the 5th or 6th century, and later it became a bishop's center and the heart of Christian faith and civilization. Despite the severe historical turmoil and clashes that have always marked this boundary region on geo-political maps, Skradin manages to maintain its urban and Christian significance until the end of the Middle Ages when it is finally torn away from the rest of Croatia and left under the rule of the Ottoman Empire.
The city then stagnates and collapses, but its cultural heritage and rich history are still visible today. There aren`t so many small towns that have so many imposing churches in their area. In addition to the Church of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary from the beginning of the 18th century, the bell tower from 1782, the Church of St. Jerolim from 16th century and the Archbishop-abbot palace, there is also the Orthodox church of Sv. Spiridon, and the medieval fort of Turin from the time of Pavel Subic which rises above the town. The narrow streets of Skradin are paved with stone, and oversized windows framed with flowers. The mysterious whisper of the Mediterranean gave it the charm of romance and the mystic of seduction. Skradin city core is protected as a cultural monument. Accommodation in Skradin can be found in private houses of the old city center or surroundings, and you will not regret it even if it is out of season - Skradin is a favorite excursion destination and always ready to honor and welcome you. In the summer months, Skradin has prepared a cultural and entertainment program for its guests: from the Dalmatian Klapa Encounter through the Theater Under the Mistletoe Festival to the Summer Carnival. There is also ACI Marina in Skradin, and the city harbor itself is the starting point for many excursion boats that sail deep into the Krka National Park and along the canyon of this karstic river beauty. Cultural and entertainment offer of Skradin is spiced with gastronomic delicacies typical of this region - from Skradin risotto to Skradin cake - the flavors and scents you will not experience anywhere else but in this fantastic merge of sea and river, blend of the past and the future, the place where only now exists. Book an apartment, a room or a holiday house in Skardin now!
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