In the heart of the adriatic coast , at the mouth of the river Krka , hidden among the channels , there lies the Old Croatian fortress of St. Mihovil . In 11th century houses of a town emerged at the bottom of the fortress . The great Croatian King Petar Kre imir IV made the name of Sibenik famous ever after . That is the begining of the town history and its beauties .
As much as , or even more than any other Croatian town , the people of Sibenik provided their belonging to the West European Christian civilization . Building their great cathedral of St. Jakov for a century , they did not even know that it will become an enternal and indestructible symbol of a town , as it was shown by the recent war history . Sibenik has remained the same as it was, the mouth and the spring of historical values ; the mouth of river Krka with pleny of waterfalls in the National Park which is only 10 km far from the town , a hidden port toward the open sea with ecologically preserved group of more than a hundred of islands - Kornati - another National Park , and a historical source and inspiration to the most prominent Croatian writers , sculptors , architects and musicians .