The project is co-funded by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund.


Magnificent entrance to the stone city

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Žut-Sit Archipelago

Blue and white harmony

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Čikola River and Canyon

Ruthless beauty of stone

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Gvozdenovo – Kamenar

Lungs of Šibenik

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Krka River - lower course

Prokljan Lake - Second largest lake in Croatia

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Krka River - upper course

River in the city, city on the river

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Stara Straža

Wavy curved layers of the Earth's crust

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St Nicholas’ Fortress

UNESCO's Pearl within a protected natural area of St Anthony's Channel

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Significant landscapes

In the category of significant landscape in the Šibenik-Knin County there are six sites, one nature monument and nearly sixty sites of the ecological network Natura 2000 are protected. There is also St Nicholas’ Fortress, a cultural and historical monument under the UNESCO protection, which is located within the significant landscape Channel – Port in Šibenik, along with its buffer zone. These areas boasting diversified and unique flora and fauna as well as exceptional geomorphological heritage are managed by the Public Institution Nature of the Šibenik-Knin County, which was established in 2007. The primary objective of the institution is to protect, maintain and preserve the authenticity of the natural environment and the sustainable use of natural and cultural goods at the sites it manages, thereby benefiting local residents, visitors and future generations.

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Natural heritage


The flora of the protected areas of Šibenik-Knin County is very diverse. Protected areas, including significant landscapes and Natura 2000 ecological network areas, consist of marine and terrestrial areas important for the conservation of endangered species and habitats.


Due to the large number of diverse habitats, the fauna of protected areas of Šibenik-Knin County is also unusually rich, and in protected places of this county live many endangered, rare, but also unusual animal species.