The town of Vodice (“waters”) owes its name to the wells which never run dry, not even during the hottest days of summer. The locals traded water to islanders until the 19th century, as testified by the two wells which still stand in the town square. Since the independence of Croatia, Vodice has become a very important tourist centre, whose range of tourist services was significantly improved with the construction of ACI’s marina. The town is surrounded by the sea, islands and a river, and there are two national parks – Krka and Kornati – in close proximity. Vibrant and noisy during the day and magical at sunset, in the summer months Vodice is alive 24 hours a day.
Its continuous development of tourist facilites has turned Vodice into the leading resort on the Šibenik Riviera, welcoming 40.000 visitors during the summer months. Unsurprisingly, ACI Marina Vodice is one of the favourite spots for boaters looking for activity holidays, entertainment, and a wide choice of enjoyable things to do. The marina is located in the town itself, in the northeastern part of port of Vodice (Vrulje Cove). It is protected by two breakwaters and open all year round. Vodice has excellent transport connections to the rest of the region via the main coastal road, and is close to two international airports, contributing to the attractiveness of this destination.
Did you know…?
…that Šibenik-born Faust Vrančić was one of the genius thinkers, poets and scientists of the Renaissance. Although he is known to the world as the inventor of Homo Volans (the first completely sketched parachute), two of his capital works deserve special mention: the Dictionarium quinque nobilissimarum Europae linguarum, a five-language dictionary, and Machinae Novae, a collection of drawings of advanced machinery.
…that Zlarin is famous for its red coral, to which are assigned magical powers and curative properties in the treatment of anaemia, diseases of the circulatory system, infections and infertility. It is most commonly believed, however, to protect pregnant women and fetuses from disease, infection and the evil eye.
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