Arauzona – Roman cistern, from 19:00! Summer Bacchanalia will be held on archeological site Velika Mrdakovica - Roman cistern: Archeologica site tour with a professional guide Ancient crafts workshops and products fair Roman gastronomic delicacies- Musical and dance spectacle
Fair "Best of Our Land" is an event that supports the development of small and family businesses. During the fair, visitors will be able to see and purchase only domestic products of superior quality, from different Croatian regions. Organization: UO Fotografica. Opened every day 10:00 AM to 22:00 AM
Stone alleys of the historic center make the ideal stage for the merriest Vodice festival! Art workshops, exhibitions, concerts and street performers will bring the hidden corners of our town to life, to the delight of visitors. Program: Creative and art workshops - Galery Under the stars - Street performers 07.07.2017. - Stand-up show dance "The Truth about Disco Dance", at 21,30 h 08.07.2017. - Concert - Gretta , at 21,30 h 09.07. 2017. - Concert – Pavel, at 21,30 h
Concert - MSAQ duo (Mate i Mateja Skračić) M.S.A.Q. gained reputation by combining vocal and instrumental compositions in jazz, blues and bossa fashion, all the way to soul, fun and rock. The repertoire includes jazz classics: George Gershwin, Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver, A.C. Jobo, Paul Desmonda, Kenny Burrella ..., but also newer compositions immersed in rock, funk and soul (The Beatles, Sting, Diana Krall, Carlos Santana, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Joe Cocker, Daft Puk, Mando Diao .. .).
This regatta was named after the skill of sailing wtih a Latin sail - burtižanje. Sailors and tradition admirers will meet in Šepurine on island Prvić for the seventh time. In a friendly atmosphere, they will race in theirleuts, gajetas, batanas and other traditional boats. Festivitiy will last all day. Regatta starts at 15:00 h
MTB Club "Orlov krug" organizes a bike ride "Heart Against Steel" along the route Vodice - Okit - Zaton - Šibenik bridge - Vodice. Join the ride and commemorate the 26th anniversary of Vodice's defense. Start of the ride is at the Trg Hrvatskih mučenika (by the post) at 17:00 h.
Bacchanalia - the Roman feast will be held in front of a Roman cistern with food and baverages prepared according to ancient recipes. - Archeological site tour with a professional guide - Ancient crafts workshops and products fair - Roman gastronomic delicacies - Musical and dance spectacle
Multidisciplinary festival consists of workshops and lectures, followed by entertainment. The main idea of the festival is to connect creative urban people with islanders to revive and enrich the island life out of season, offering the exchange of knowledge and experience. The festival promotes the idea of universal creativity in honor of the inventor Faust who spent his childhood on the island and asked to be buried there. Festival starts 29.09. at 10.00 h Organizer: Udruga Otok
October is reserved for the traditional recreational mountain bike marathon in memory of cyclist Gabriel Skocic and his friends firefighters who courageously and tragically died on the island of Kornat in 2007. Marathon is driven along cycling paths nearby Vodice. Recreational mountain bike marathon every year gathers around 150 competitors from all over the Croatian and from abroad. On the cycling tracks in the hinterland of Vodice is driven shorter (27 km) and long (54 km) marathon. Special value of this marathon is socializing at the end of the race.
Vodice is preparing the craziest night of this summer! The program starts from 21:00 h with concert of band Spectrum and continues with concerts of Diogen and Opća Opasnost. Other preformers: Vodice Majorettes, Vodice Brass Orchestra, Trio Gušt, Godimenti. Don't miss the traditional midnight fireworks, and enjoy a good party until mornig hours!
This small Gothic church was built in 1402 and was dedicated to St. Cross in 1421. The church is built in the Gothic style, is a typical example of the rural sacral architecture. A valuable detail is the old Romanesque-Gothic holy-water font on the pillar, a unique specimen in this part of Dalmatia.
The church was built 1725 by Ivan Skok, a famous master of the Dalmatian Baroque. The chapel has a big altar, harmonius façade with a Baroque portal and a magnificent rosette. The side walls have oval Baroque windows. A famous painter of decorative frescos Eugenio Moretti Varese is the author of the altarpieces. The church was consecrated in 1760.
Vodice was developed next to the water springs. On the square, under the parish church, there used to be two wells around which the whole rural life was developed. From the upper well (closer to the parish church) drinkable water was taken, and the lower well contained water of less quality which was used for washing laundry and other household needs.
The panorama of Vodice is dominated by the Okit hill and a church of Our Lady of Carmel build on the foundations of an old small chapel. Today, the Way of the Cross leads to the hill with fourteen small chapels and each designates one station of the Way. The modern apperance of the church of Our Lady of Carmel is the work of Nikola Bašić, an architect from Zadar. Useful Information:
The tower is a unique example of a fortified tower that dates back to 1533 when Hyeronimus Saracenis concluded an agreement with Ivan, a stone-mason from Hvar, to begin construction. The initials H S, which stand for Hieronymus Saracenis, are inscribed on the coat of arms that is displayed on the eastern wall. The tower frequently changed ownership and at one time in the 17th century it was in the possession of the Fondra noble family from Šibenik that used the tower as their place of residence.
Rakitnica settlemnt was mentioned in 1311 and today are still discerned the remains of the former houses and walls built in a dry-wall. A local church of St. John the Baptist, located close to the village, was built in 1445 when the parish of Rakitnica was founded. Masses are held twice a year, on the holidays of St. John the Baptist.
St. Mary’s church of Our Lady of Mercy is a small and interesting church situated in Prvić Luka on a small island Prvić across Vodice. The construction of St. Mary’s church with a monastery beganAfter the Glagolic friars had been settled in in 1461 . It is not known when it was finished, but we know that in 1479 building works were still in progress.
The island Prvic, with its two villages, Prvić Luka and Šepurina which are connected by a road, was inhabited in 11th century from people who run away from Turks. The land on Prvić island was mostly owned by noble families from Šibenik that build country houses on the island. Among them mong is also the mansion of the famous Vrančić family.
The Church of Our Lady’s Childbirth was built in 1479 and was raised by the Ambrozović family from Šibenik. It was expanded and renovated in 1878. There is one altar in the church, and there is a well in front of the church. The church is not in function nowadays.
By the excavations 1969-1976 the arceologists found two roman one-nave basilicas built in different times. They re called basilicae geminatae or “the twin churches” and their purpose is not clear. One idea is that the basilicae geminatae are a conjunction of the congregational churches that serve for the public worship mass and memorial ones intended for the cult of relics.
At the Faust Vrančić Memorial Centre, you can get to know the life and work of Faust Vrančić, a man whom the world today mostly remembers as the inventor of Homo Volans - the flying man, but he was a lot more... Take a look at the collection of the models of his inventions, some of which are real life size, and his more important written works. The multimedia displays also provide educational games for the youngest visitors.
On this rich archaeological site from the pre-Roman and Roman times about a hundred tombs have been discovered, out of which some date back from the 4th century B.C. According to the found artefacts and records of the Roman writers, experts identify this settlement as Arausona, a Liburnian-Roman settlement mentioned by Pliny. Tombs of the older layers of necropolis date back from the 3rd to the 1st century B.C., and they were made under the Hellenistic influence. A complex of blocks of hauses made of fine carpented stone, joined with clay, and later with mortar was also found here. The settlement was surrounded by defensive walls, made from the fractal stone, and was divided by streets. Some buildings had water tanks incised into the bedrock for collecting the rain-water.
We believe the picture in your mind when you are imagining a Dalmatian town is that of Sepurine. Beautiful, quiet, old, noble, stealing breath in front of every house. Solid, stone, steep streets, stone houses, each capturing attention with its particularity, still forming a harmonious, single whole story. It is a story of glitter and wealth that used to be, and laughter that once resounded along these streets. Population of Sepurine used to be greater than that of Vodice. Today unfortunately, it shares the destiny of all the places on the island. Prvic, with its two settlements, Sepurine and Prvic Luka, was first mentioned in the 11th century. It was substantially inhabited by people from Srima and Vodice who fled here in fear of Turks. In the 16th century, the island became a fashionable resort for Sibenik nobility, building their villas and summer residences on it.
The Gloriamaris is shop located on an attractive location in the center of Vodice and is certainly one of the most beautiful souvenir shops. The shop offers a unique jewelery made from Adriatic coral and precious stones since 1977. Jewelery made of the Adriatic coral has been costly for centuries - necklaces, bracelets, brooches made of coral pieces are small works of art. Red coral jewelery and bracelets pride themselves with their simplicity and elegance. Besides the classic jewelery the shop also offers a special small jewelery lines made in combination of various natural materials. Gloriamaris has a large selection of souvenirs from shells and corals from their own production. With its superb offer of jewelery and shell products the shop has become an inevitable place to visit by all tourists who are looking for a quality gift or a superb souvenir.
Souvenir shop "Šimun" is run by a young couple Marko and Teja Juričev-Martinčev from Vodice. What makes this shop special is the exclusivity of the products and which are made by small manufacturers mostly from the region. Every product is carefully designed and then brought to a final look with much love and patience. Each product is unique in its design and crafted in cooperation with cultural associations, art associations, as well as various home-made works. The philosophy of the shop is to offer the products made from different craftsmen or family farms from Vodice, the hinterland and islands, as well as the entire Šibenik-Knin County. As Marko and Tarja say: "We do not only sell souvenirs to customers, we also link them with our region."
Aqua shop is a concept store started by a creative couple from Zagreb in 2002. After opening the first little store on their favorite island Brac, seven new shops were opened only within one year across Croatia. Today the shop has almost a cult status among domestics and tourists. Aqua shop offers very stylish and practical products connected to the sea and summer. Most of the products are in white-blue-marine colours and of very good quality. Evan if you don´t need anything special, after you enter the shop you will not be able to resist and will definitely find something you "must buy".
Uje is the first Croatian oleoteca, a shop launched first in Split in Dalmatia with the mission of promoting the top quality Dalmatian olive oils. Starting with olive oils the shop offers today a wide range of Dalmatian and coastal top olive products, olive oils and delicacies. Uje is also the owner of the brands Uje Selection, Aroma Mediterranea and Brachia and which you can find in all Uje shops including Vodice. The sortiment of various products in Uje shop give the visitors the insight into the best of the best of the Croatian gastro scene at the moment.
Kralj Bar-Vil is a nice, small shop in the centre of Vodice which sells local produced honey, natural or with flavours, liqueurs and brandy. The guiding idea of the shop owner is to produce and sell healthy local foods that are nutritious. Kralj Vil-Bar honey products are made manually from local raw materials, honey and herbs. With the purchase of honey Kralj Bar-Vil is paying great attention to the quality and choose only the first-rate honey from certified and quality beekeepers. In Kralj Bar-Vil shop you can find most interesting combinations of honey and Croatian herbs and fruits.
Šime Strikoman is Croatian TV producer and photographer who became famous through his so called 3rd milleneium photos with people at important occasions or events. Šime wanted to mark important occassions and happenings with his photography. His work is today17-years old project and he has recorded 594 millennia photographs in Croatia and other countries.The first millennium photo was taken in Vodice in 2000 under the title "Vodice 2000" on the very day of the transition to the new millennium and the name "Milenijska fotografija" was created. So far, Strikoman has recorded millennium photos in 197 cities all over Croatia and abroad. You can enjoy Šimes unique photos in Galerija Strikoman in the centre of Vodice.
Soho shop is a good address in Vodice if you want to find good leather or ethno inspired bags, small gifts and stylish summer clothes. The shop offers almost everything you need for the beach - practical beach bags, trendy hats or sunbeds. Soho runs also an online shop where you can order the products during your vacation in Vodice.
Gallery Cuprum is a very beautiful second-hand shop in the center of Vodice. Here you can find valuble things for small amount of money - from real antique objects to very interesting pieces from the fashion brand Kešidov, today a cult brand from Šibenik. Kešidov dresses, bags and accessoires are made from recycled and tested textiles. Many garment items and fashion accessories are made of already worn clothing and used textiles. But not all clothes are recycled: when they don´t recycle, Kešidov uses cotton fabrics from domestic manufacturers. The design is vey colourful with lot of details and applications and definietly eye catching!
Natura Škoj is a family run business on island Prvić with ethnobotanical garden located n the northwestern coast of the island. The property is known as Puntarski dvori. The main activity on the farm is breeding and processing of indigenous, medicinal, aromatic, spice, honey mediterranean, ornamental and wild edible Dalmatian herbs, traditional vegetables, flowers and fruit cultures. In Natura Škoj own shop you can buy cosmetics and other natural products handmade from bred and collected island herbs: tea, lotions, oils and creams. You can also either enjoy a tour in the botanical garden or participate in one of many workshops during the summer. Don´t miss this place!
Winery Birin is a another upcoming local family business in Vodice built with a lot of passion and a great feeling for the wine production. Family Birin wines of indigenous grape varieties make an irresistible invitation to tasting thee famous wines in their own wine cellar. In a pleasant atmosphere and among the wine barrels you can taste Maraština, Debit or Babić, one of the best local wines in the region. Many locals and tourists have already found the way to Birin celler. Next summer is your turn.
This gift shop is located in a quiet Kamila Pamukovića 15 street, close to the town’s center and offers the famous Dida Bože artisan foods. The shop is located in the actual birth house of Dida Boža. The house is today used as a shop and a family heritage museum with every corner infused with emotions and memories of Dida, who used to live there. Fans of Dida Boža brand will appreciate the possibility of daily tastings of the whole range od Dida Boža’s organic products, out of which many are exclusive to the Concept and Zagreb shops – organic spreads, jams, chocolate dragees, drie fruits and natural juices. Next to the shop, Dida Boža house also hosts a caffee bar, inviting the locals and visitors to its charming ambience. Relax and try organic coffee, full of rich flavors besides all delicacies.