Skradin is one of the oldest towns in Croatia, with lovely stone buildings and a picturesque marina. If you’re touring Dalmatia by boat, you can sail up the river Krka, past Šibenik, and find Skradin tucked away beyond Lake Prokljan. Skradin was originally a Roman town called Scardona, and was later ruled over by Venetians and Turks. Stroll the paved and often tree-lined streets and admire the historic churches and the mix of coloured and stone buildings. For older history, go 15km inland to visit Bribirska Glavica, an archeological site featuring ancient stone foundations of buildings, sarcophagi, sacral buildings and ceramic coldstores. If you want to go to the beach, you can easily visit Šibenik and Vodice, just south of Skradin, which have a good selection of beaches. Skradin is the perfect place to base yourself for exploring Krka National Park. You can get there either by bike, bus or ferry.