When talking about 6000(!) years of Skradin, historians see a place rich in its past and magical in every detail in its present. Settled on the right coast of Krka river, near one of the most beautiful Croatian national parks- Krka and only 20km away from the old town of Šibenik, this place can be described in three simple words – small, picturesque and calm.
Imagine waking up to a sound that consists of a faint noise of the sea, a klapa rehearsing their traditional Dalmatian songs and chirping of birds.
That’s what you get when you find the most perfect spot for resting your body and soul and that place is definitely Skradin, a magical place where the Krka river kisses the Adriatic sea.
Skradin is a romantic Mediterranean town with narrow paved streets, passages, tents and stone stairs.
The secret of the ancient Skradin lies in harmony with an excellent strategic position, fertile fields, river and sea depths and an unusually beautiful landscape.
This harmony in Skradin was also transferred to the social community through the medieval Latin Statute of the city from the beginning of the 14th century, from the famous era of the rule of Paul Šubić, when Skradin was the capital of Croatia and Bosnia. The original manuscript of the Statute is preserved in Venice in the library of St. Brand.
Early in the 4th century, Skradin was the center of an early Christian diocese, and even earlier it was the capital of the Roman province of Liburnia.
The entire city core is a protected cultural monument. Houses in Skradin mostly date from the 18th and 19th century and are plastered in a typical Venetian way. At Skradin’s streets, you will find a pleasant atmosphere of a small Dalmatian place, especially during the Skradin Festival of Klapa singing (a capella singing is typical for the Croatian Adriatic) or during some traditional religious Christian events.
This sounds like a real retreat far away from loud sounds, technology, and stress. We sure are going to visit Skrain once again, and how about you?