Due to the favorable position of the city of Vodice, during your stay you can visit many historical sights and natural beauties that Šibenik-Knin County abounds.
Here we highlight the Krka National Park and the Kornati National Park, which you can visit as part of one-day boat trips organized by Destina d.o.o., and all additional information and tickets for the trip can be obtained at the reception of our hotel.
If you have an adventurous or sporty spirit, you can have fun in the following ways:
- Zip line above the river Čikola - www.ziplinesibenik.com/
- Kayaking - www.karika-vodice.com/kayak-tours/
- Adventure tours - www.karika-vodice.com/adventure-tours/
You can find all the detailed information either on the attached links or at the reception of our hotel.
Vodice is a tourist destination known for its vibrancy, the diversity of its tourist offer and its hospitality.
Take a tour of the historic and cultural monuments of Vodice, relax and enjoy the Dalmatian delicacies and wine of our city.
The traditional customs of Vodice, the festivals, evenings of klapa music and Dalmatian festivities will fill your soul, and the welcoming hosts will make you feel right at home.
If you want to spice up your holiday with a dose of adrenaline, numerous activities are at your disposal.
Dive in and explore one of the most beautiful and best preserved underwater worlds accompanied by a certified diving instructor.
Try your hand at fighting with the biggest fish of the Adriatic with Big Game Fishing! Experience the true spirit of the sea and an adventure never to be forgotten.
If you are a cycling enthusiast, kilometres of well-kept and marked cycling trails await you!
You also have tennis courts, football, handball and volleyball courts at your disposal, as well as a bocce court. At the beach, you can have fun riding jet skis, bananas, tubes and rafts, sliding down water slides or viewing Vodice from the air in a parachute!
Our friendly staff are available to help you organize activities.
Krka National Park
Its seven travertine waterfalls and a total drop of 242 meters make Krka a natural and karst phenomenon. The fauna of the Krka National Park is very rich and diverse with numerous endemic, rare and endangered species. The diverse flora attracts both experts and visitors with its 860 species.
You can visit the Krka National Park all year round. You can see the Skradinski buk and Roški slap waterfalls and other localities, take a walk along the educational trail, view the ethnographic presentation, eat out in restaurants or buy souvenirs. Boat excursions are available for visiting the island of Visovac, Roški slap and the Krka monastery, as well as the Trošenj fortress.
Kornati National Park
The Kornati National Park covers an area of about 217 km2 and includes 89 islands, islets and rocks. Along with the relatively large number of islands, the park also covers a continental section, which amounts to 1/4 of its entire area.
The incredible combination of nature and man, surviving at Kornati for over a thousand years and reflected in the modest but impressive buildings (ports, apartments, stone walls, olive trees, piers, fortress, castle, churches, salt-works, ruins, etc.) is certainly a valuable addition to the Kornati National Park.
Plitvice Lakes National Park
The Plitvice Lakes National Park is the largest of the eight national parks in Croatia (294.82 km2). The Plitvice Lakes were proclaimed a national park in 1949, making it the oldest national park in Croatia as well. In 1979, the Plitvice Lakes National Park was included in UNESCO's World Heritage List.
One of the first explorers of the natural phenomenon, academician Ivo Pevalek, said back in 1937: "Water, lakes, waterfalls and forest you can find anywhere, but the Plitvice Lakes are unique." You need to see them!
Only 10 kilometers from the town of Vodice is the town of Sibenik, which is adorned with four fortresses, of which the fortress of St. Nicholas is under UNESCO protection and Sibenik Cathedral of St. James, which is known for its beauty and construction without the use of binder (cement), also under UNESCO protection.
In summer, Šibenik becomes the host of the International Children's Festival, an event bringing together children from all over the world since 1958. A rich theatre and music programme performed by selected ensembles from Croatia and around the world, as well as art workshops, are just some of the events at the festival.
The jewel of the cultural heritage on the coast of the Krka River at the entrance to Krka National Park is an oasis of peace and beauty, glorious and tumultuous past.
Skradin is the host of the traditional festival of klapa groups. Restaurants and taverns offer Dalmatian smoked ham, baked bread, fresh fish and clams accompanied by high quality wine...
Faust Vrančić Memorial Centre
The brilliance of Faust Vrančić, born in Šibenik in 1551, made him stand out among the greatest minds of the Renaissance. His work proves that he was born long before it would be possible to realize his ideas.
He is the author of a quintlingual dictionary, "Dictionary of the five most noble European languages" (Dictionarium quinque nobilissimarum Europae linguarum, latinae, italicae, germanicae, dalmaticae et ungaricae) - not only the first dictionary of the Croatian language, but the first dictionary of the Hungarian language as well.
In his work Machinae Novae, envisioned as a manual, Vrančić described 56 diverse devices and technical solutions methodologically arranged in order to demonstrate the development from already known projects to his new and original projects.
In Prvić Luka, you can find the Faust Vrančić Memorial Centre, where visitors can learn about the life and work of this genius, see the collection of models of his inventions, as well as his most important writings.