Vodice (Sibenik), Croatia
Vodice features the familiar red-tiled roofs and wide, stone seaside promenades of other Dalmatian ports. Tour historic churches including the Church of St. Cross dating from 1402, or the Church of St. Elijah, dating from 1298. The “newer” baroque Parish Church of St. Cross from 1746 is home to a bell tower, which is the work of master Vicko Macanović Dubrovčanin. Enjoy pebble sand beaches or traverse fields with archaeological remains of Roman-era occupation, including walls, cisterns, wells and fortifications. The Čorić Tower is a fortified manor built by a powerful family during the mid-17th century to protect against Turkish attacks. From Vodice it is also easy to access the seaside town of Šibenik, the waterfalls and pools of Krka National Park and the offshore islands of the Kornati National Park.
" You'll feel like you stepped back in time. This destination just oozes character and charm!"
- Captain David Bathgate, Seabourn Ship Captain
A half-hour from Vodice, Primošten is an enchanting village set on two peninsulas. You’ll feel like you stepped back in time when you enter this fairytale-like medieval village. Ancient stone houses and quaint shops flank delightfully narrow streets, making the town one of the most picturesque in the region — a perfect backdrop for selfies and a romantic stroll to the beach. Speaking of beaches, there are miles of them rimming irresistible, crystal-clear water. The region receives little rainfall, so most days are ideal for sunbathing, swimming or relaxing with a favorite novel in sun-kissed solitude. Be sure to stop by the Church of St. George to admire its stunning architecture and beautiful frescoes. If your day’s activity leaves you hungry, choose from a medley of cafés and restaurants offering scrumptious local fare.