The rapidly expanding town of VODICE, 9km south of the Mutter turn-off, is, unaccountably, central Dalmatia's most successful package-holiday destination, but also one of its least atmospheric - there's not much of an old town and most of the beaches are concrete.

It has good bus connections with Mutter and a convenient ferry link with the alluring islands of Zlarin and Prvić, but is otherwise an unwieldy behemoth of a resort which may not prove to be the characterful Dalmatian getaway you were looking for.
Most coastal buses call in at Vodice's bus station, at the eastern end of the waterfront; the tourist office is two minutes' walk to the west in the market . Private rooms and apartments can be booked through the Turist Biro in the same building as the bus station, or Nik, Ante Poljička 2 If you want hotel comforts and are prepared to pay for them, the high-rise, three-star Punta is a good choice, offering smart en-suite rooms on a pine-covered peninsula. For eating, you'll find innumerable cafes and pizzerias along the harbour, together with several restaurants offering German-language menus and slightly higher than average prices. One of the more atmospheric places is Santa Marija, on the waterfront, serving up some of the best seafood in town in what looks like a disorderly nineteenth-century parlour.

 

 

 


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