Though just a small fishing village near Trogir in Croatia, Vinisce is famous among those who have been there already for its laidback atmosphere and the lovely pebble beaches mirrored in crystal clear waters. Quiet and quaint, this place has its own marina for sailors looking for a restful vacation away from prying eyes.
This small village on the Dalmatia coast that passes its sleepy days on the beautiful bay just 12km from Trogir in the southern Adriatic, is known to sailors for its secluded location, its wonderful pebble beaches, its clean air and water and virgin nature.
Just a couple of hundred of people reside here in Vinisce, though archeological remains show that this small fishing village has been inhabited since Roman time and even prior to that. The remaining structures are Illyrian which suggests that the beauty of the area is not only enjoyed by today’s sailors, but also by the ancients.
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Fans of flying wil more than likely have to catch a plane to the Split International airport which is located further south down the coast, a 30km trip which shouldn’t take more than half an hour, no matter which method of transfer you and your party choose.
By land, there are bus services running from Split, to Trogir. Other locations from where you can catch one of these buses include Makarska, Sibenik, Dubrovnik and Rijeka, in other words, some of the more famous resorts along the Croatian coastline overlooking the Adriatic. The only main road in the region is route 8, but in order to reach Vidisce, you’ll have to break off at Marina.
There’s no direct ferry link, but you can catch one in Split, a major ferry harbor, linking up with many important Croatian cities and even some Italian ones on the opposite side of the Adriatic Sea.
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Coming to Vidisce means you have embraced the solitude and quietness that can be found in this part of the Croatian littoral. It’s not one of those resorts where you go seeking for fun and excitement; it’s just a quiet fishing village where you come to relax. That being said, there are some very beautiful medieval churches in the area which you can visit, the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Orihovica, St. Antun Padovanski in Vinisce and the church of St. Ivan built in 1332. For those culture buffs, Croatia’s cultural center, Split, is just minutes away.
The best part in visiting such a remote location which sustains itself with agriculture, fishing and tourism is that you get to experience the authentic Croatian cuisine with the freshest ingredients. There are lots of fashionable restaurants and cafes in the region which cater to hungry boatmen. Among the most ordered are the Dalmatian smoked ham, the jela ispod peke (Croatian traditional dish) and a wide assortment of fish dishes.
The nightlife is close to nonexistent, except for a few bars that don’t stay open late after dark. For those of you that are looking for some excitement, we recommend making a trip to nearby Trogir, where you’re more likely to find some late night entertainment with some other tourists.
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Among the most popular activity is of course sunbathing on the lovely pebble and stone beaches, many in secluded coves that are also perfect for sailing and boating. There is also a local activity that will surely appeal to foreign holidaymakers – speafishing. Of course, there are some water sports available too, like surfing.