Vodice is a small town near Sibenik, situated in a wide bay near the
Adriatic highway. Numerous tourist facilities and an interesting cultural events
contribute to the rich tourist offer of Vodice.
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Location and climate
Vodice, like the whole coastal part of the region, has Mediterranean
climate. The average temperature in winter (January) amounts to 9 °C,
and in summer (July and August) to 26 °C.
The town has 2.710 sunny days per year, but the summer heat is lightened by the „Maestral” wind that blows
from the sea.
History and sights
Although Vodice was well known even from the period of the Roman
Empire, it is first mentioned in 1402. The name Vodice was derived
from the abundance of water with which the inhabitants then supplied
the surrounding area.
The town walls from the period of Turkish invasion witness the history
of this town, and the „Coric” tower is best preserved fortification monument. One should also visit the Church of St. Cross from the 15th century and the Baroque parish church bearing the same name (in the
centre of Vodice). Near Vodice, on the hill Okit,
the Church of the Lady of Carmel is situated, built by the inhabitants
in the mid 17th century during the Turkish invasion.
The inhabitants of Vodice are mostly engaged in tourism, but agriculture and fishing are also important for the town's economy.
Numerous tourist facilities, sports grounds, boat and bus trips, as well as an interesting cultural events
contribute to the rich tourist offer of Vodice. The tourists can choose
among various accommodation types - hotels, apartments, villas, private
rooms and camps.
If you are looking for the privacy or party then head for the pebble beaches within the bay of Vodice and its surrounding area,
among which the so called „Blue Beach” (with the hotel complex) stretching
to the west (all the way to the nearby small town Tribunj) is perhaps
the most famous.
How to arrive?
If arriving by plane, you have two options, one of them being the Zadar
airport, that is cca 60 km away from Vodice (from there, you can
reach it either by car or bus), and the other one being the Split airport,
cca 70 km away from Vodice.
By car or bus
You can reach Vodice by car, if driving via Trieste, Rijeka, and then via
the Adriatic highway toward Sibenik, if you prefer to travel along the
coast. Or you can use the highway Zagreb - Split when you reach Rijeka
or the junction Zuta Lokva near the town Senj, about 60 km south of
Rijeka, and continue driving toward Sibenik.
The highway Zagreb - Sibenik is the fastest way if arriving from the
direction of north. You can exit the highway at exit Pirovac,
and continue driving toward Vodice via the regional route.
If arriving by bus, you can take any bus driving to Sibenik. However, you
can also take buses to Zadar, from where you can reach Vodice by
local public bus service.
If traveling by ship, you can use one of the regular ferry lines from
Rijeka or Dubrovnik toward Zadar or Split or international ferry lines
from Italy (Ancona, Civitanova, Giulianova and Pescara) toward Zadar