Šibenik, Croatia for SuperUho Music Festival

So the idea of an indie-rock music festival is usually not the first thing to come to mind when someone mentions Mediterranean resorts – but it seems SuperUho festival is here to prove us wrong. Held in the awe-inspiring St. Michael Fortress located on top of the town, it gave the shows a novel and memorable feel. Taking into consideration how small the festival is, the line-up was pretty decent as well; featuring acts like Mark Kozelek, Of Montreal, Flogging Molly, Einstürzende Neubauten and many others, both local and international. Anyone who wanted to take a break from the blaring music could resort to the little outside area with hammocks and open bars for a more relaxed atmosphere. Each night, after the main stage performances were finished, we could join the after party DJ sets, held at the busy Banj beach.

Those of us who still had the strength to get up early the next morning could use the time before the shows to go ride one of Šibenik’s amazing cycle paths, take a short ferry ride to the small islands of Prvić and Zlarin or enjoy the local delicacies, like the mussel sandwich or deep-fried picarel. Also, take a 30-minute bus ride to the local national park Krka and you are able take a dip in a lake with majestic waterfalls and a lovely forest to provide shelter from the scorching summer sun. Despite its rustic, old-school Mediterranean vibe, Šibenik is actually a great spot for alternative crowds, hosting several ramshackle, yet cool-looking bars and cafés. Definitely worth checking out if you are looking for a south European seaside getaway with a twist.

Insider Tip

For quick and affordable seafood meals, visit the Šešula takeout near the Banj beach!

Where I stayed / started

Splendido Hostel

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