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The Town of Knin is situated near the spring of the river Krka, and it lies on the border between Bosnia, Lika and Dalmatia. It is located at the crossroads of very important paths between the hinterland and the sea. Due to this fact, it has been called "The Key to Croatia and The Gate to Dalmatia’’ very often. It is situated 55 km from Šibenik, on the slopes of the hill Spas.

In the past, Knin was a fortified town and the most powerful fortress in Dalmatia due to its position, defensive strength and weaponry. Since its foundation, the town had to be defended from many enemies. The Knin Tower, with its thick walls, is the best witness to this. The Byzantine Emperor Constantine Porphyrogenitus mentioned Knin for the first time in the 10th century as the seat of the Country of Tnena.

However, the broader area of Knin was populated much earlier than the 10th century, which has been proved by numerous archaeological founds. During people's dynasty, Knin was a temporary, and later, during the reign of King Tomislav, a permanent capital of the Croatian state. Knin and its surroundings are well-known for their gourmet specialities: Dalmatian ham, cheese, lamb's meat on stick and other excellent dishes and wines.

Accommodation is available in the hotels "Mihovil" and "Ivan", pensions and family houses.

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