Where is: Vodice is in a wide bay, 11 km northwest from Sibenik and 85 km from Split, 62 km southeast from Zadar.
Close to the highway: M2, E65 and A1.
Zadar airport is 48 km far away and Split airport 60 km.
About: Vodice, 10,000 inhabitants, were named after water springs, town exported drinking water until the end of the 19th century.
Two wells are preserved on the central town square.
First settlements were in the prehistoric age, continuous life since Iron Age.
The genesis of Vodice is connected with the St. Cross's Church (near the Hotel Punta), 1402, simple gothic style.
Exhibitions are held inside during summer, open all day.
Except of sacral buildings, you can see the modern art inside the ancient walls.
The Parish Church of Finding of the miraculous St. Cross with a Bell Tower was built from 1746 to 1749, on foundation of an old chapel, baroque style, in the center of the town.
Above the portal is a beautiful baroque rosette. A bell tower was built next to the church,
Surrounded by the beauty of the sea, islands and rivers, Vodice is great destination for rest, entertainment and enjoyment. Restaurants, taverns, pizzerias, cafes, snack-bars, night-clubs, marina, shops, boutiques, vegetable market, beaches, walkways, streets...
Enjoy in Dalmatian delicacies, fresh sea food, fresh domestic sweet-smelling fruits and vegetables of natural color and taste, red and white wine, from nearby vineyards.
After a dinner take a romantic walk along the sea or visit some of the events in the center.
The Vodice summer - cultural-entertaining programmes, concerts, plays, exhibitions, folklore groups, Dalmatian ensambles, entertaining boats, day by day. Restaurants, hotels, night clubs, city squares and streets are full of life, every corner has a different thing going on.
House music paradise "Hacienda" - all-night open-air venue for 2000 people, just outside the city. One of the most popular clubs at the coast. Great club, great parties. Every summer it hosts some of the world best djs: bob sinclair, david guetta, benny benassi, martin solvieg...
Tennis, football, basketball, handball, water polo, beach volleyball, bocce, mountain biking, horseback riding, diving, diving in Kornati NP, big game fishing, sea-toboggans, waterslide, row-boats, jet-ski, banana boats, boat tubes, recreational boats, skydiving, parachuting...
The most popular boat excursions: NP Krka, NP Kornati, sail through Vodice archipelago, Split, Trogir, Dubrovnik and the Plitvice Lakes National Park. NP Krka - glorious scenery - Skradinski buk waterfalls - 17 cascades, 7 travertine waterfalls and a total drop of 242 meters.
The Kornati archipelago encompasses 147 islands, islets and reefs making up the total surface area of 69 sq km. "On the last day of Creation God desired to crown His work, and thus created the Kornati Islands out of tears, stars and breath" - wrote George Bernard Shaw.