is situated 55km northeast from Sibenik
to which it is connected by the road that connect Dalmatia with its hinterland. Owing to its position, many centuries it was an important strategic centre which controlled the roads that connect the hinterland with the sea.
The history of Knin
goes back to the 6th and the 7th ct. at the times of the great migration of peoples, although numerous archeological remains prove much older life in this area. About its medieval importance best proof is the fact that in 1040 a diocese was founded here and its authority was recognized as far as to the river Drava. Because of its geografic location and defence forces, Knin
was in the past the most important fortress in Dalmatia. Very well preserved Knin
fort on the Spas hill overlooking the town, proves it. Knin
was the capital of the Croatian kings and it reached its prosperity during the reign of the King Zvonimir, between 1074 and 1088 and that's why the town is often called Zvonimir's town. Its strategic role played important part in many wars and power changes - beginning with the Croatian noblemen, Croato-Hungarian kings, Venetians, Turks, to Austrians and French. By the end of the 19th ct Knin
ceases to be miltary-strategic centre and since that period it grows steadiliy becoming important in economy and commerce and as road and railway transportation centre.Knin
was not spared in recent Homeland War, too as it became the centre of the rebels against the Croatian Republic. Nevertheless in 1995 above the town, at the top of the fortress, Croatian flag was hoisted. It meant the new beginning and renewal of development as well as the return of its inhabitants and their orientation towards the economic prosperity.Knin
area abounds in cultural and historical monuments, it is near the source of the river Krka and the National Park
of the river Krka, it can offer to its guests local specialities like widely known smoked ham, cheese and roast lamb which makes it interesting to many visitors. The surrounding areas of Knin
are also known as mountaineering and speloelogists' destinations in addition to the sports fishing and game hunting in the Burnum reserve. Burnum itself, which is only 18km far from Knin
is also known for being an Illyrian settlement and from the year 33, it was a Roman military camp so some of its arches that belonged once to the military head quarters can be often seen on the visitors' photographs. If we add to all this Biskupija and, Kapitul extremely interesting archeological sites which date from the 10th ct. the only thing left to do is to look for accomodation and it is available in many private homes.
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