Vodice is situated in a wide bay. It is about 12 km from the nearest bigger city, Šibenik. Vodice is very popular among young people because it offers a loud nightlife. There are many attractions and hiking trails in the region. What to do in Vodice? In this article, you can read about the best holiday activities.
This article summarizes the following:
- Things to do in Vodice: the most popular beaches
- What to do in Vodice: Programs in the nature
- Things to do in Vodice: Explore the city’s attractions
- Traditions and events in Vodice
- The gastronomy of Vodice
The beach of Vodice is slowly deepening, making it perfect for families with small children. You should wear slippers or beach shoes because the beach is pebbly. It is well-equipped, you can rent beach umbrellas and sun loungers. If you do not want to spend too much time in the sun, the pine trees provide a pleasant shade. There are bars and fast-food restaurants nearby. A bouncy castle and kid train rides entertain the little ones.
The most popular and largest beach on the island of Prvić is 180 m long and 10 m wide. The pebble beach lies in a bay, next to the town of Prvić Šepurine. It is surrounded by a beautiful pine forest.
If you want to have unforgettable experiences, visit the nearby islands and Croatia’s two famous national parks.
The island is characterised by a beautiful natural environment: Mediterranean vegetation, vineyards and olive groves, and it also has wonderful bays. It covers an area of 2, 4 km2 with only two towns, Prvić Luka and Šepurine. The island is famous for its old stone houses and cultural-historic monuments.
There are about twenty bays around Kaprije. The largest and most famous of these is St. Peter’s Bay. It is located near the town of Kaprije. You can find the marina and ferry port here. We also recommend visiting Mala Nozdra Bay to the south-east where a restaurant welcomes sailors.
Zlarin is very popular with tourists due to its natural beauty and tranquil atmosphere. Its main attraction is the Coral Museum, attracting many visitors from nearby islands. The 15th-century Church of Our Lady of Raselj and the Church of Mary’s Ascension, built-in 1735, can be found in Zlarin. We also recommend visiting the Church of St. Roch and St. Simeon Chapel. There are two larger bays in the south-eastern part of the island, Zlarinska Luka and Magarna.
Krka National Park
It is the 7th national park in Croatia, founded in 1985. The waterfalls and rocks offer a stunning view. In addition, the park boasts unique flora and fauna, and beautiful historic monuments. The most famous natural wonder of the park is Skradinski buk, or the Great Waterfall. Another popular attraction is the 25 m tall Roški slap waterfall near Miljevci. It also has a restaurant. On the popular Visovac Island, there is a Franciscan monastery from 1445.
Kornati National Park
The Kornati National Park can be found near the southwestern part of Dugi Otok; it is among the most beautiful national parks in Croatia. There are app. 140 uninhabited islands with white cliffs in the area. The 3 largest ones are Kornat, Žut and Piskera. Besides the natural treasures, the archipelago is also unique for its Illyrian castles and ruins of Roman villas. If you are a watersports fan, you will love the fact that the national park is a paradise for divers thanks to its beautiful diving spots.
The Baroque-style 18th-century Parish Church of the Holy Cross is the symbol of this picturesque little town. You should also visit Corica toranj tower, which commemorates a castle that once stood there. It served to protect Vodice and the surrounding areas, providing refuge from the enemy.
The cosy, narrow little streets invite you for a pleasant evening walk. You can admire the boats in the marina. The town’s tourist life is also concentrated in this area.
The Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel takes place on July 16. At the end of the month, you can visit the Jazz Festival. The town also hosts a children’s day in summer with painting-related activities and other fun things to keep the kids entertained.
Night life in Vodice
The northern Dalmatian Vodice is famous for its vibrant nightlife. We especially recommend Makina, a restaurant and bar located on the promenade. It is very popular with younger people. In summer, there is a party every night. Makina is easy to recognise as the whole building is brightly lit in all shades of blue. Do you want to have even more fun? Hookah Bar is another great choice. Moreover, Hacienda, located next to the main road, is one of the largest discos in Croatia.
The cuisine of this resort town is characterised by Dalmatian meat and seafood dishes. The town is close to the Kornati Archipelago. Thus, restaurants offer fresh seafood dishes. We especially recommend visiting Gušte konoba. It is famous for its meat dishes. Choose a red wine to pair with grilled food.
Restaurant Argola is in the town centre, overlooking the sea. This place offers a wonderful view over the boats in the marina. It is very cosy, you can book a table outside, under the fig trees. They prepare the pizza right there and bake it in a wood-fired oven. Do you like seafood dishes? You can choose fish from the aquarium which the chef then prepares you.
In this article, we showed you the best holiday activities Vodice has to offer. If you choose this northern Dalmatian town, you can discover the idyllic Old Town, the nearby islands and national parks that boast unforgettable attractions.