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Walking trail of St. Anthony Channel - Šibenik Featured

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St. Anthony Channel, also known as "Šibenik channel", is a part of the area "Channel-Port" – a significant landscape protected in 1974. It is more than 2000 meter long and between 140 and 220 meters wide. It represents Šibenik’s gate to the open sea and the entrance to the city. At the same time, the river Krka’s flow symbolically ends in the channel and finally confluences in the Adriatic.

The channel is visible from all parts of Šibenik and although it is relatively close to the city and easily accessible, for historical reasons it has remained isolated and unknown.

With natural beauty visible at first glance as well as a breathtaking panoramic view of Šibenik, Šibenik archipelago and the Fortress of St. Nicholas, the channel contains many cultural and natural values​​.

The most important attractions in the St. Anthony Channel are:

  • St. Nicholas Fortress - one of the most important Venetian fortifications and one of the most beautiful fortresses on the Adriatic.
  • St. Anthony Chapel Cave – within the channel’s rocks lies a cave which contains remains of a small church dedicated St. Anthony the Hermit; 
  • Marine tunnel - an attractive abandoned military facility that once served as a refuge for warships.

St. Anthony Channel provides numerous opportunities for recreation and entertainment:

- Walking, jogging and cycling trails - 4.4 km long and connecting area of the bay Panikovac to the island Školjić in front of St.  Nicholas Fortress:

  • Beaches Škar and Minerska;
  • Trim exercise ground - the exercise equipment is located directly along the path, in the Minerska bay;
  • Children's playground - didactic and instructive playground located at the entrance to the walking trail at Škar bay;
  • Sailing – the ideal natural position of the Channel provides excellent opportunities for the development of sport and recreational sailing;
  • Climbing - vertical cliffs above the St. Anthony Cave and kept pier allow free climbing activities on the small but equipped climbing site.

At the highest points of the trail there are two lookouts offering a spectacular view of the Šibenik  city as well as Šibenik archipelago.

St. Anthony Channel Official website

Šibenik tourist board

 

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