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This was a very pleasant surprise, though consistent with some of the earlier reviews. This is a... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
Tel Aviv, Israel
Great adventure - not that hard but not for all ages.

We just went yesterday. It's not strictly forbidden - the sign clearly says 'enter at your own... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Takoma Park, Maryland
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St. Nicholas' fortress is situated at the entrance to St. Anthony's channel, and it was constructed during the 16th century in order to protect the town from the Turkish attacks from the sea. It was built after the plans of the Venetian military...more
65036 the Entrance of Sibenik Port, Sibenik 22000, Croatia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were hoping for an adventure, climbing up the previously mentioned planks and entering through a window. What we found was some scaffolding and the window being blocked and padlocked shut. A search on Wikipedia told us that work is being carried out and that...More

Thank Hazel T
Reviewed 28 March 2018

We just went yesterday. It's not strictly forbidden - the sign clearly says 'enter at your own risk' and there are no barriers to entry. Inside the fort there are sharp edges, crumbling rock and a climb up a 10 inch wide very solid plank...More

3  Thank CreekmoreWorld
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We took a taxi because we weren't sure about bus options. We were keen to go inside but the entrance involved walking up a wooden beam then climbing a precarious post - seemed too risky for us so we looked for other options. Ended up...More

1  Thank Dylan M
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This fortress looks very good inside and from outside. I think it is unique in the world that it is actually the only approach to it from the sea. It keeps the entrance to the channel that every ship that wants to reach Sibenik has...More

3  Thank Boris M
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Fortress is on a remote location and is not easy to get there. If you going with a bike it would be easier. It is fascinating on what location fortress is made practically on a see, you need to pass through one island to get...More

Thank Hrvoje Z
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Reals impressive very, very massiv stone fortress starboard on the way to Sibenik. Possible to dock your yacht and do a visit from the seaside of the fortress. Amazing abandoned place!

Thank BurnedOak
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Fortress. We drove. Far to far to walk from Sibenik. Picturesque area, walked across the rocks to the fort and yes that is as far as it goes. There are two planks precariously set up to climb up into...More

4  Thank leanneandtony
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The St. Nicholas Fortress is located near the center of Šibenik town, you can take a 2h walk with nice views or you can park near the fortress (there's also a playground for kids and pebble beach). We went there with our dogs so we...More

Thank Misuless
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful historical places ih Šibenik, but it is shame that this place is not beeing renovated for tourists and history lovers. It has very high potential to be a one of Šibenik and Croatia attractions. I hope that in...More

Thank karloveza
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This was a very pleasant surprise, though consistent with some of the earlier reviews. This is a REAL restaurant, which would not be expected in an isolated fortress (very much worth a visit on its own). Good, solid family oriented food and an incredible value...More

2  Thank ruvidar
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Vlo Z
29 June 2016|
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We used google maps as a sat nav (walking) on our phone to get there and it seemed to take us in via the rear of the fortress.