The town of Vodice is a tourist destination famous for its lively and various tourist offer and pleasant people. It is a coastal town located in a wide bay, 11 km northwest from the town of Šibenik, the centre of Šibenik-Knin County. The town of Vodice numbers 10,000 inhabitants, and is considered an ideal place for vacation where everyone can find something that they will enjoy. In and around Vodice there are many beautiful beaches with crystal clear water, historical places, beautiful archipelago Kornati.
The genesis of Vodice is associated with the time they began to build St. Cross's Church in 1402. There were only a few houses on the seaboard at the time. A fair was held here, where domestic farming and craft products were traded for those arrived on boats. However, Vodice was a phenomenon in one aspect: they exported drinking water until the end of the 19th century. After all, they did develop in this very place because of wells of brackish water. Two of them are preserved on the central town square, in memory of tradition and old customs. A well was not merely a place where people came to get drinking water and wash their laundry; all social events took place there, new loves were born and marriages agreed, wheel dances were danced and songs were sung, people met and parted there, laughed and cried.
Close to Vodice are two interesting places worth to visit: island Prvic and Srima peninsula. The island Prvic is known for a famous Faust Vrančić, born in 1551 and one one of the best scientists in Europe of his time and was called Croatian Leonardo da Vinci. He was a reputable church dignitary, diplomat and writer and later a famous inventor, lexicographer, historian and writer. In his memory The Memorial Centar Faust Vrančić was opened in 2012. on the island. The Srima peninsula is also an old settlement inhabited as early as the prehistoric and ancient ages. Srima from today offers the most modern facilities for relaxed and memorable vacation.
Today Vodice is a mundane tourist center and the most famous one in Central Adriatic. And not by chance. This has been the case ever since the people of Vodice decided to pursue this economic activity, which means for the past fifty years. Vodice offers his guests a lot of different experiences and locations to discover – from old Roman archaeological places and churches to active vacation and medical tourism. A rich calender with different events throughout the summer gives you possibility to enjoy music evenings, art exibitions or taste learn about Dalmatian local products and cuisine. Enjoy staying in beautiful Vodice!
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