Prvic island

February 6, 2010 by  
Filed under Croatia islands

The island of Prvić, covered in Mediterranean macchia, vineyards and olive-groves, with picturesque coves is located in the Šibenik archipelago near Vodice.

The island is 2.4 square kilometres in size and has only two inhabited towns, Prvić Luka and Šepurine, with over 400 inhabitants. The name Prvić (“the first one”) derives from the fact that it is the closest to the land, from which it is around 1,000 meters away.

It was first mentioned in the 11th century. Like on other islands in the Šibenik archipelago, here history has also left a deep trace in the form of cultural and historical monuments.

Prvic Luka, Prvic island

Various baroque altars, early Christian fragments with representations of the crucifix, the Church of St. Mary with a convent built by Glagolitic monks and numerous other monuments are testimony to the rich history of this tiny island, which, with its beaches, clean sea and ancient stone houses attracts visitors as an ideal destination for all those seeking a vacation in a true Mediterranean surrounding.

Šibenik-Knin County Tourist Association
www.sibenikregion.com

Town of Vodice Tourist Association
www.vodice.hr

(photo: Mattija)

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