Not far from Šibenik, in a picturesque bay surrounded by numerous islands and islets there is Vodice, one of Croatia's most tidy towns. Its proximity to the Kornati archipelago and river Krka canyon with beautiful waterfalls, as well as the good condition of the town, beaches and parks, makes Vodice a desirable and attractive tourist destination.
As a small town, it lives night and day, and always offers something new and unusual. The most famous are the Vodice traditional folk festivals, Easter and Christmas customs, cultural and entertainment events, festivals, evenings of Dalmatian a'cappella songs, sports competitions: regatta, big game fishing, cycling...
Its rich nightlife and entertainment makes Vodice one of the most attractive towns on the Adriatic. Whoever has visited Vodice once always returns!
The largest part of this amazing river’s course is the national park, which in addition to its natural phenomena abounds with cultural and historical monuments. The most outstanding of these is the Franciscan monastery on the tiny island of Visovac, set in the middle of the lake widening in the river like a precious stone. Within the monastery there is a picture gallery and a church, origins of which are traced back to the 14th century. In the middle of the canyon, upstream of the river, is an interesting Krka Orthodox monastery; while on the high ground above the river several old ruins sit. The old mills, which have been transformed into small ethnographic museums where one can see how wheat was ground in the olden days, are a popular attraction for visitors. Heritage interpreters are dressed in traditional folk costumes, which is particularly interesting and entertaining for children, who are frequent visitors of the park. However, the main attraction of Krka National Park lies in its seven waterfalls. The widest of these is Roški slap, although Skradinski buk is the biggest and most well known.
The Kornati archipelago consists of 140 uninhabited islands, islets and reefs comprising an area of only 70 km2. They are famous for the peculiar shapes of reefs and crags but particularly for their high cliffs. There are those who claim that the number of the smaller islands is even greater, since an old saying says: “As is the number of days in a year, so is the number of the Kornati islands”. The main island Kornat is accounted for the largest part of the park and the whole island group is named after it. Due to the dangers involved in sailing through this maze of stone and sea, there are many old lighthouses on Kornati islands, such as Blitvenica and Sestrice, which today are destinations for Robinson-Crusoes-want-to-be. The biggest admirers of Kornati are yachtsmen, who find in this area, that which they seek most: a sun soaked warren of sea and islands set in unspoilt nature.