Vodice

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Vodice is a small town in the Šibenik-Knin County in Middle Dalmatia.

It is located 10 km northwest of Šibenik on the Adriatic coast and has about 9,000 inhabitants.

Vodice is a popular tourist destination and therefore summer tourism is the main economic activity of Vodice. In surveys she was declared the third most popular Dalmatian coastal town for several years in a row. Most of the inhabitants of Vodice provide accommodation for tourists, whether in hotels, apartments or rooms.

Already during the Roman rule over Dalmatia, the place was founded as Arausa. Vodice was mentioned in historical documents the first time 1402, when the construction of the church Sv. Križ began. The name of the city derives from the word voda for water, with which Vodice at that time supplied the surrounding area. The defensive ramparts and the Ćicć tower (Croatian: Ćorićev toranj) from the times of the Turkish conquests testify to these past times.