The first Memorial of Šibenik
It was first mentioned on Christmas Day 1066 in the grant of Petar Krešimir IV, so it is also called Krešimir's town. Until the plague epidemic in the middle of the 17th century, it was the largest city on the entire eastern Adriatic coast. Šibenik was de facto the capital of Croatia from December 1944 to May 1945. It is also important as the site of the founding of the Croatian Navy.