Sibenik is one of the few places along the Croatian Adriatic coast not to emerge from either a Roman or Greek settlement. It is therefore the oldest Slavic town on the Croatian coast, possibly dating from the 11th century, although the Croats had reached the surrounding area a few centuries earlier.
One of the most important sights in Sibenik is the CATHEDRAL OF ST. JAMES (KatedralasvJakova), which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.