Sibenik, the oldest Croatian town on the Adriatic coast, is the most protected natural harbor on the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, mare Adriaticum at the mouth of the river Krka, probably where some of the first settlers saw the sea. It was first mentioned in the Christmas of 1066. (king Petar Kresimir IV.). 1169.g. of Hungarian King Stephen III. Sibenik received city status and the right of coining money. After the Croatian rulers (and Croatian-Hungarian) and occasional Venetian rule in the 15th century came under the nearly 400-year rule of Venice, and dates from that period, and the most important cultural and historical monument Sibenik – Sibenik cathedral St.. James, built in the 15th and 16th century. 1797th Sibenik is a part of the Habsburg monarchy (the current French government at the time of Napoleon) until 1918. Šibenik was occupied by the Kingdom of Italy from the 6th studenoga 1918th to 12 lipnja 1921st, and 15 travnja 1941st until the final departure of Italian forces after the surrender. The city was the seat of ZAVNOH of 31 prosinca 1944th to 13 May 1945 .. During the Italian occupation, on Christmas 1921st there was a calculation between Šibenčana and Italian sailors. Then the Italian destroyer “Audace”, anchored in front of the city, bombed Sibenik with almost 1,000 artillery rounds.