- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Travel to Vodice, Croatia
Vodice is a town in the Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia. It borders the Adriatic Sea and has a population of 8,875 (2011 census).
Vodice was first mentioned in 1402 although it was founded already in the Roman times as Arausa. Its name derives from the word meaning water sources which supplied the whole area. As part of the Republic of Venice from 1412 to 1797, the defense walls from the times of the Turks with the Coric tower testify the past times. Other similar monuments are St. Cross' church on the former graveyard, built in 1421 and the parish church in the town centre built in 1746.
Vodice is a tourist destination located by the sea in a wide bay area, known for its liveliness and a rich tourist offer. Vodice is proud of its antiquity and tradition. Visit the numerous cultural monuments, which tell the story of the Vodice past, some of them being the church of Our Lady of Carmel (Okit hill), Čorić Tower, the church of St. Cross, the parish church of St. Cross including the bell tower and the church of the St. Ilia the prophet. Vodice are ideal for a vacation rich with activity, they are a recipient of "The flower of tourism" awarded to destinations with especially attractive tourism offer. Located in the center of Vodice is a large marina with more than 400 berths, which is a recipient of the "Blue flag“ awarded for its infrastructure and supporting facilities.
Vodice is considered to be one of the best places for nightlife in the whole of Croatia. With a large number of bars and clubs lining up the city center and along the harbor, Vodice offers incredible after beach parties, as well as several events throughout the year such as the highly popular CMC Music Festival. While entire families and romantic couples get to enjoy the wide array of day activities around town, younger tourists will definitely enjoy their holidays at Vodice for the lively and vibrant nightlife that always seem to never end.
The Krka National Park
The Park features a number of beautiful sights that include rivers, lagoons, and waterfalls. In fact, the Krka National Park is home to the largest and most known waterfalls in the entire Dalmatia region. The Park is also home to a natural and well-preserved ecosystem, making it a wonderful day excursion for the entire family. Swimming in the natural pools and lagoons is allowed in some areas of the Park, which makes for a truly unique and unforgettable experience amidst the natural surroundings of this beautiful area of Vodice.
Blue Beach or Plava Plaza Beach
Vodice is home to a number of gorgeous beaches with crystal blue waters. Plava Plaza Beach or Blue Beach is a Blue Flag-recognized beach - known for its quality of service to tourists and its flawless cleanliness reputation. The beach is perfect for families with children due to the shallow waters and beautiful temperature. Lounge chairs are available throughout the 4km beach, where tourists and locals alike get to spend their lazy afternoons basking in the sun or swimming in the clear waters.
The beach is also popular for water sports activities, with a wide range of choices that include banana boat rides, wind surfing, jetskiing, and plenty of other water activities.
To get the best experience of local culture, strolling along the Vodice promenade is a must. Stretched along the spectacular Adriatic coastline, this is where tourists will find the best restaurants and shops in town. Croatian and international cuisine are offered at the best restos along the promenade, as well as waterfront accommodation that offer sweeping views of the sea. The promenade also features street performers, which makes an afternoon stroll an entertaining experience. The city center is also a short walk away, making it the perfect starting point for a quick tour by foot around town.