Best known as the gateway town to the Krka Waterfalls National Park, Skradin has an ancient history. Although there are no significant material remains, Skradin is on the site of the ancient town of Scardona. It was a Roman Municipium; it had a bishopric in 539 that endured until 1830. It became part of Venice in 1355 and passed from one occupier to another with the rest of Dalmatia. The Turks conquered Skradin in 1522 and walled the town but in 1684 it again fell to Venice.
The parish church of Skradin contains two 19th-century paintings by Antonio Zuccaro and there's a neo-Gothic Orthodox church with an impressive icon collection.
On the first Saturday in August, Dalmatian Klapa singers gather for a music fest in Skradin.
Hotel Skradinski Buk --this familial three-star hotel in the centre of Skradin is the only hotel around
Vila Marija --a lovely little guesthouse
The Skradin tourist office (022-771 329) is near the harbour at Trg male gospe 3.
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