Šibenik is located in central Dalmatia where the river Krka flows into the Adriatic Sea. Unlike other cities along the Adriatic coast, which were established by Greeks, Illyrians and Romans, Šibenik was probably the first coastal city founded by Slavs in 11th century. Today Sibenik has a population of approximately 50 000. It is a very popular touristic destination because of its cultural heritage (the Cathedral of St. James built from 1431 and 1536 is on the UNESCO World Heritage list), natural beauties (National parks Krka and Kornati) and well known Mediterranean cuisine. The county of Šibenik has 242 islands, islets and rocks. Most of this archipelago lies in the north‐west part of Šibenik's waters and is sparsely inhabited.
The town can be approached by car, bus and train . The closest airports are in Split (39,3 km) and Zadar (59,3 km). Both are connected by Croatia Airlines flights with Zagreb and many low-cost flights from European cities. Zadar and Split can also be reached by ferry from Italy.