St. Nicholas' Fortress
St. Nicholas' Fortress is an amazing fort located at the entrance of St. Anthony channel in Šibenik.
The Venetians built this fort in the 16th century to block maritime turkish attacks and protect Šibenik as their most valuable port on the east coast of the Adriatic sea. It is the only Venetian military fort located exclusively on the sea.
In 2017. was included in UNESCO's World Heritage List, as part of Venetian Defence System.
With the famous cathedral of St.James and the indestructible St.Nicholas fortress, Šibenik became the only croatian city with two UNESCO World Heritage sites.
What makes this strong beauty so special?
Before the construction of the fort, the islet was the home of the Benedictine monastery of St.Nicholas' – St.protector of sailors and travelers. That is how the fort got its name.
The fortress is made of rock and stone with bricks as an addition, in the triangle shape with a circular head and a scissor looking tail which leaves a strong impression in the eyes of the observer. It was said that the fort's appearance was so frightening that no one even tried to invade such an impressive construction. We call it for a reason *our guardian angel*.
Sailing to St.Nicholas' Fortress
White sails under a sunny sky will provide a special experience during a visit to this sea gem.
On the ride, you will pass through St.Anthony's Channel, to Hitler's eyes (a boat shelter from the II.World War), through St.Anthony's cave, and finally to the finish point, St.Nicholas's fortress.
This strong beauty at the sea is the place you have to include as a part of your sailing adventure, with an unforgettable sunset.