How to reach us
The road traffic position of Šibenik is extremely important as good traffic connections provide quality connections with the surrounding areas. The backbone is the Adriatic tourist road with branches that take it to Drniš (33 km) and Knin (55 km) and further into he Croatian inland. The railway leading to Zagreb and Split is also important. Air traffic is based in Split’s Kaštela airport (45 km away) and Zadar’s Zemunik airport (50 km away). The newly built Dalmatina motorway connects Šibenik with the other parts of Croatia and the rest of Europe even better.
Solaris Beach Resort is located in central Dalmatia. GPS N 43 ° E 15 ° 42’00’ 53’20’
Thanks to its geographic position it is well connected. Find useful information how to reach us bellow.
If you are arriving by plane to the airports of Split (SPU) or Zadar (ZAD) you will come to Solaris in 40minutes by motorway A1. Get off the highway at the Šibenik exit, then continue to state road D8, direction Split until you see a sign Solaris, then turn right. Continue straight to our resort. Another option is to follow the state road D8 (with sea view) all the way, the ride takes only 20 minutes longer.
When coming to Solaris from Zagreb or direction north, the motorway A1 is the fastest way. An alternative option is to go by state road D1. By motorway you go a bit faster, but the state road offers panoramic views to those who have some time to stop and enjoy the landscape. Travelling by road D1 takes about 1 hour longer.
If you are arriving by car from the center of Šibenik go to the eastern town exit. Follow the main road, and then turn right to the state road D8, direction Split. You will reach a sign for Solaris, turn right and continue for 1.5 km directly to Solaris Beach Resort.
If you arrive by bus to the main station in Šibenik, you can get a direct bus line to Solaris Solaris that goes from the city market. The trip takes 15 minutes.
When traveling abroad we recommend that you go earlier and avoid traffic jams at border crossings.
The accommodation for participants of 26th Croatian Meeting of Chemists & Chemical Engineers and 4th Symposium “Vladimir Prelog” is organized in hotels Amadria Park Andrija ****, Amadria Park Jakov**** and hotel Niko ***. Convention Centre Šibenik is located near hotels Andrija and Jakov, while hotel Niko is just around 700 meters away from it.
For registrated participans, Scientific and Organizing Committee provides a special rates for accommodations (bed&breakfast):
Hotel Niko ***
Standard double use: 44,00 EUR
Standard single use: 70,00 EUR
Hotels Jakov i Andrija****
Standard double use: 55,00 EUR
Standard single use: 87,00 EUR
Sojourn Tax per day: 1 EUR not included.
For registrated participants, links will be provided for accomodation reservation (directly with hotels). More information coming soon.
Since April 1st 2013, the Republic of Croatia has been applying the European Union’s Common Visa Policy. According to the decision of the Government of the Republic of Croatia, all aliens who are holders of valid Schengen documents, as well as national visas and residence permits of Bulgaria, Cyprus, and Romania do not require an additional (Croatian) visa for Croatia. Important official information on visa issues is given at the website of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affaires of the Republic of Croatia. For bona fide participants who need visa to enter Croatia, the Organizing Committee of the 26HSKIKI will provide the necessary attestation to facilitate the application process. Following strictly the policy of the Croatian Chemical Society and Croatian Society of Chemical Engineers, the Organizing Committee of the 26HSKIKI will issue the visa support letter only after the applicant has already registered with the conference.
Any problems during the visa application process, after all documentation has been provided, can be reported to the Organizing Committee of the 26HSKIKI for further assistance.
Detailed info on visas for Croatia: Everything on Croatian Visas – Who, How, When and Where.pdf
Amongst all Croatian towns on the Adriatic coast Šibenik is set apart by its unique location in a picturesque and open bay, at the mouth of the Krka River. Created initially as an ancient Croatian castrum, a fortification or encampment, at the bottom of St. Michael’s Fortress that still dominates the town, Šibenik was mentioned for the first time in 1066, in a document issued by the most important Croatian ruler – the king Petar Krešimir IV. Šibenik obtained the status of a native Croatian town in 1290, when the Diocese of Šibenik was established.
The view over Šibenik reveals the unique harmony of the urban poetics of the town and its natural surroundings. The harbor, which is connected to the open sea by the St. Anthony Strait, has been an initiator of marittime affairs development, trading and the overall economic prosperity of the town for centuries. At the entrance into the Strait is the fortress of St. Nicholas, the most important renaissance fortress on the eastern coast of the Adriatic.
Together with the fortresses of St. Michael, St. John and Šubićevac surrounding the town, it is a symbol of the centuries old continuous resistence of Šibenik, as confirmed in the recent Croatian War of Independence.
Šibenik’s St. James’ Cathedral, built over more than a century, is testimony to the persistency, sacrifice and belief of generations of Šibenik inhabitants.
It is unique for many things not only as far as Croatian architecture is concerned, but European architecture too: it is built entirely of stone. It is also unique in its use of brave structures of stone slabs and ribs, built without using any binding materials; it is also set apart by its trefoil front façade amongst renaissance churches; finally, it is unique in the harmony of its architecture and the series of 71 realistic sculptural portraits around the apses.
Documents have preserved the building of the cathedral amongst its renaissance churches with contributions from the entire community with regard to its construction, but also from a number of individuals too, including a large number of domestic stone-dressers, builders and artisans. The most important among them was Juraj Matejev Dalmatinac, originally from Zadar and the person commissioned by the town in 1441 to take over the job of the proto-master of the Šibenik cathedral.
The cathedral and the nearby renaissance town hall, as well as the nearby churches, palaces, and the Prince’s Palace presently housing the County Museum, probably form Croatia’s heritage’s most beautiful square.
In the 15th and 16th centuries, Šibenik was one of Croatia’s most important human and renaissance centres. Here writers such as Juraj Šižgorić, Antun and Faust Vrančić, Petar Divnić and Ivan Polikarp Severitan, composers Ivan Šibenčanin, Julije Skjavetić and Ivan Lukačić, historian Dinko Zavorović, painters Nikola Vladanov and Juraj Aulinović, graphic artists Martin Kolunić – Rota, Horacije Fortezza and Natal Bonifacij, as well as a number of sculptors and builders from the Juraj Matejev Dalmatian circle.
The scientist and visionary, lexicographer and writer, philosopher and theologist, Faust Vrančić, is the best known figure of the Croatian renaissance. The writer of the first Croatian dictionary, as well as the author of the famous book of projects and inventions, Machinae novae. Among his many ideas, the drawing of homo volans (the flying man), is outstanding, it is the first printed picture of a parachute flight in history. The 14th century St. Francis Church and Monastery of the first Croatian national Shrine, has been an important ecclesiastical and cultural centre for centuries.
There are over 150 incunabula and the same number of valuable manuscript codexes, including the famous Šibenik Prayer, the first Croatian poetry text written in Latin script can be found in the monastery’s collection. In the church, the original organ has been preserved created by the well-known 18th century Croatian organ inventor, Petar Nakić. The current vivid cultural life of Šibenik is shown by the traditional Šibenik International Children’s Festival.