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The town of Vodice is a tourist centre 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. The genesis of Vodice is associated with the time they began to build St. Cross's Church (near the present Hotel Punta) 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 Prvić and Srima peninsula. The island Prvić is known for a famous Faust Vrancic, born in 1551 and one one of the best scentists in Europe of his time, a croatian Leonardo da Vinci. He was a reputable church dignitary, diplomat and writer and later a famous inventor, lexicographer, historian and writer. Faust was the author of the first printed Croatian dictionary. Today there is memorial Memorial Centar Faust Vrancic in Prvić was opened in 2012.. It is dedicated to Faust Vrančić, his life and inventions. Vodice is a mondan 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 vaccation an medical tourism. A rich calender with different events throught 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!
Vodice is a destination with very rich and versatile events calender. Throughout the hole summer there is no day without some event or activity. You can make daily excursions to small islands, bike or walk in a beautiful sorrounding. In the evenings you can enjoy food, music or art exibitions held on riva and old city. Fisherman evenings, cooking local food, concerts or workshops like "World in Colours" are some of the highlights during the hole summer in Vodice.
Vodice is an old settlement with a rich history. In the town of Vodice and its sorrounding you can find a lot of historical places and buildings worth visiting. The Roman settlements like Velika Mrdakovica Arauzona or Roman Prižba on Srima peninsula can be reached by walking or with the bike. A great number of famous small churches with very interesting architecture are gathered in and around Vodice. The small island Prvic is of course the place that should be visited.
Vodice is well known and appreciated among the guests for it´s reach and versatile gastronomy. The most of the restuarants, tavernas and pizzerias are located on riva or in small backstreets in the town. You can enjoy everything from sophisticated Dalmatian fish and meat dishes to a natural local kitchen with local spices, live oil and Croatian herbs.
In Vodice the party people can spend a pleasent time in many bars and party locations. Several top nightclubs are to find in Vodice region. One of them is Hacienda, one of the most known clubs in Croatia. When the summer somes the best DJ´s from the hole world pack their equipment and come to Croatian clubs to entertain the public. It is something magic in the air with hot Croatian summer nights!
Vodice has a number of small, cute and well equipped souvenir and gift shops. In every shop you can find a rare and interesting gifts like handcrafted art pieces from well known designers or food producers from the region and Croatia. Do not be surprised if you discover an exclusive piece of jewelry from a famous Croatian designer or the most exclusive wine on the coast in one of those backstreet shops in Vodice. It makes funt to shop in Vodice!
A SOUND MIND IN A SOUND BODY Wellness means care for health as well as harmony of body and mind. That is acquiring the skills to live in a healthy manner. In line with new trends Hotel Olympia and Hotel Punta offer wellness holidays for all seasons including top detox, anti-stress and aroma therapies. Wellness weekends throughout the year will revitalize your body and soothe your spirit! Spa treatments based on sea salt, figs, lavender and other Mediterranean benefits guarantee a relaxing break from business and other commitments. Wellness is an ideal retreat from the tiring routine. www.olympiavodice.hr [email protected] +385 22 452 452 www.hotelivodice.hr [email protected] +385 22 451 451
ESSENTIAL INFORMATION Tourist offices: Vodice – Obala Vladimira Nazora bb, +385 (0) 22 443888; www.vodice.hr, [email protected], Srima - +385 (0) 22 441511, [email protected] Prvić – Prvić Luka Bus station – Artina bb, +385 (0) 22 443627 Airport Split – Cesta 96, Kaštel Štafilić, +385 (0) 21 203555, www.split-airport.hr Airport Zadar - +385 (0) 23 205800, [email protected], www.zadar-airport.hr Railway station Šibenik – Fra J. Milete 24, Šibenik, +385 (0) 22 333699, www.hznet.hr Jadrolinija – Obala dr. Franje Tuđmana 7, Šibenik, +385 (0) 22 213468, www.jadrolinja.hr Ambulance – Roca Pave 6, +385 (0) 22 443169 Pharmacies – Pharmacy Šibnik (Roca Pave 6, +385 (0) 22 443168), Pharmacy Baranović (Bribirskih knezova 18a, +385 (0) 444569), Pharmacy Gospina trava (Herfordska bb, +385 (0) 22 440256 Harbour office – Obala Matice hrvatske, +385 (0) 443055
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