The genesis of Vodice can be traced back to the times of St. Cross's Church construction in 1402. There were only a few houses on the seaboard at the time. A fair was held here, where domestic farming and craft products were traded for those arriving on boats. However, Vodice was a phenomenon in one aspect: it exported drinking water until the end of the 19th century. After all, it did develop in this very place because of wells of brackish water. Two of them are preserved in the central town square, in memory of tradition and old customs. A well was not merely a place where people came to get drinking water and wash their laundry; all social events took place there, new loves were born and marriages agreed upon, wheel dances were danced and songs were sung, people met and celebrated there, laughed and cried.
Close to Vodice are two interesting places that worth a visit: Prvic Island and the Srima Peninsula. The island is known for Faust Vrančić, born in 1551 and is one of the best scientists in Europe of his time, often called Croatian Leonardo da Vinci. He was a reputable church dignitary, diplomat and writer and later a famous inventor, lexicographer, historian and writer. In his memory, the Memorial Centre Faust Vrančić was inaugurated in 2012 on the island. The Srima Peninsula is also an old settlement inhabited as early as the prehistoric and ancient ages. Srima of today offers the most modern facilities for a relaxed and memorable vacation.
Today Vodice is a tourist centre, among the best known ones in the Central Adriatic. Vodice offers guests a lot of different experiences and locations to discover – from old Roman archaeological sites and churches to active vacations and medical tourism. A rich calendar with different events throughout the summer gives you the possibility to enjoy music evenings, art exhibitions or taste and learn about Dalmatian products and cuisine.