Vodice, Republika Hrvatska

Vodice is a town in the Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia. It borders the Adriatic Sea and has a population of 9,407. (2001 census).

Vodice was first mentioned in 1402 although it was founded already in the Roman times as Arausa. Its name derives from the word meaning water sources which supplied the whole area. The defense walls from the times of the Turks with the Coric tower testify the past times. Other similar monuments are St. Cross' church on the former graveyard, built in 1421 and the parish church in the town centre built in 1746.


Vodice is a very popular tourist destination in Croatia, with most of the population oriented towards tourism and providing accommodation for visitors in hotels, apartments and houses.

Vodice has a variety of pebble and sandy beaches.

Interesting facts

Vodice is birthplace of famous Croatian playwright Ivo Brešan.

On the nearby hill Okit during the Turkish invasions, refugees founded a settlement and on its top the chapel Lady of Mercy was built in 1660.


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