Knin is an old Croatian royal town where, permanently or temporarily, the four most powerful Croatian kings ruled. Therefore it is not strange that even today, on a hill right next to the town, stands a military fort, the second largest fort in Europe. Its construction began in the 9th century.
Besides this impressive building, Knin will win you with its directness, youth (it is the town with the largest population of young people in Croatia), the abundance of historical and natural heritage, and with contrasts that enrich and ennoble it.
It is certainly a town that’s worth visiting, a tourist destination that will excite any visitor.
Accomodation: Hotel, private lodgings and apartments, rooms and climbers chalet.
Waterfall Krčić and the source of river Krka, mountain Dinara (the highest mountain peak in Croatia) with a climbers chalet, seven rivers and three lakes in the vicinity of the city, Karst fields.
Heritage, Wine, Food
The fort in Knin, Kaptol (ex-Knin Cathedral), Diocese (one of the most important archaeological sites in Croatia – 7km from Knin), Topoljska gradina (hill-fort above the Krčić waterfall), Vila rustica in village Orlić...
Knin Enological and gastronomic assets include Dalmatian wines, smoked ham (prosciutto), cheese and lamb from local households in the vicinity of the city, excellent trout from the trout farm near the source of the river Krka.
Entertainment, Recreation, Excursions
Restaurants and cafés in the town, cycling tours, off-road excursions, mountain trips (climbers chalet Brezovica on Dinara), canoeing and rafting, hunting and fishing, horse-riding school, donkey shelter...
Knin festival, Zvonimir Days (historical spectacle at the fort of Knin – end of June), Knin Weekend (July).
Knin is well connected with the rest of Croatia by the railway line Zagreb-Split and with a network of highways. Airports in Split and Zadar.