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Location of Baška Voda
You can find this coastal village in Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia. It is at the foot of Mount Biokovo, in the western part of Makarska Riviera, 10 kilometres northwest of Makarska. Administratively, the municipality includes Bast, Bratuš, Krvavica, and Promajna.
History of Baška Voda
The village is one of the oldest settlements in the Makarska Riviera. It has been inhabited since ancient times. The main reason for the early settlement was the abundant source of drinking water. In 4000 BC Bronze Age shepherds arrived who often were in conflict for the possession of land here. As a result, a fortified settlement was established on a nearby hill called Gradina. In ancient times, they referred to Baška Voda as Aronia. Many archaeological finds and a map support this idea.
Towards the end of ancient times, barbaric tribes roamed the land. Locals built a fortress on Gradina Hill to save themselves. The ruins are still there to this day.
In the 7th century, Slavic tribes settled in the area, which marked the end of Aronia. Around 1476 the area was under Turkish rule and became part of the Venetian Republic. We can find the settlement on Coranelli’s geographical map from 1688 under the name Basca. Over the years, the village was under Austrian and French rule, and in 1918 it became part of the new Serbian-Croatian-Slovenian state, also known as Yugoslavia. It has been part of Croatia since 1991.
The name Baška Voda is said to be associated with the mythical ancestor of the Bistans who belonged to the Thracian tribes, Biston. He is said to be the son of Ares, the god of war, and Calliope, the goddess who safeguarded the waters. To this day, we can find many symbols of these gods in the countryside.
Nowadays, the locals are engaged in agriculture, fishing and tourism. The village has been awarded the Blue Flower Award for several years now, which is considered the most prestigious tourism award in Croatia.
Weather in Baška Voda
Baška Voda has a pleasant, Mediterranean climate. Summers are hot and dry with long hours of sunshine throughout the year. Winters are mild. In July, the highest average temperature is 25.2 °C, the lowest in January is 7.1 °C. Maximum rainfall occurs in November. If you like swimming, the temperature of the sea in August can climb up to 24.9 °C. The main winds are the south-easterly Jugo and north-easterly Bora. In summer the refreshing Mistral wind is replaced at night with Burin, a light northerly wind. It is worth visiting Baška Voda from May to October thanks to the pleasant climate.
Highlights in Baška Voda
Be sure to visit the nearby Biokovo Nature Park, which has a rich fauna and flora. In addition, the wonderful Kotišina Botanical Garden is part of the park.
Would you like to explore the highlights of the village? The Church of St. Nicholas and the Church of St. Lawrence are must-see attractions. The bronze statue of Saint Nicholas who is the patron saint of Baška Voda, dating from 1999, stands on the main square.
Gastronomy of Baška Voda
If you want to have a delicious meal, King Restaurant is a great choice. They serve quality meat and fresh seafood dishes with excellent wines. We also recommend the Konoba Panorama restaurant at the foot of Mount Biokovo. This place offers great dishes, a pleasant atmosphere and attentive waiters.
Beaches in Baška Voda
The pebbly Nikolina beach in the city centre is the main beach of Baška Voda. It was named after the patron saint of the village, St. Nicholas. It has a Blue Flag Certification, and we recommend it to families with small children. You can rent a sun umbrella and sun lounger. Lifeguards ensure the safety of the tourists. If you visit here, go paddle boating or try the ball game called picigin. In addition, there is a sandy volleyball court nearby.
This popular beach is about 500 metres from the city centre. Thanks to the crystal clear water and fine pebbles on the shore, it is perfect for families with children. This well-equipped beach is 200 metres long, and the kids can swim in the shallow water. If you get hungry, there are restaurants and bars nearby. On the promenade, just a few minutes away from the beach, there is a playground for the little ones.
Rent a boat in Baška Voda
The Croatian ports are equipped with all the necessary services. They cover the whole coastline, just a few hours away from each other. We will show you the nearby ports with excellent facilities and quality services.
Marina Baška Voda
The Marina Baška Voda can accommodate up to 180 boats up to 23 metres in length. 60 berths are preserved for guests only. The maximum depth of the seabed is 4 metres. The port has drinking water, electricity and a restaurant. You can even get medical help if needed. Information about sailing in Baška Voda, or rent a boat in Baška Voda
The Marina Ramova is located in Krvavica, a town that administratively belongs to Baška Voda. It has 195 berths for boats up to 16 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 3 metres. The restaurant can accommodate up to 150 guests at once.
The Makarska Harbour has a 225 metres long breakwater that provides excellent protection against winds and waves. The maximum depth of the seabed is 4, 8 metres. The harbour offers quality services, and there is even a refuelling station. Information about sailing in Makarska, or rent a boat in Makarska
The port of Tučepi has 200 berths for 50 yachts and 150 smaller boats. It can accommodate boats up to 20 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 6 metres. The port is protected from the wind by a breakwater. There is a Tourist Information Centre at the port, and there are many restaurants and cafés nearby.
This port is located southeast of Makarska, and it is open to visitors throughout the year. It can accommodate 220 boats up to 20 metres in length. The depth of the seabed is 3 metres. There are drinking water, electricity and a crane. Information about sailing in Podgora, or rent a boat in Podgora
If you are sailing to Baška Voda, visit the other wonderful holiday resorts around Makarska Riviera. Makarska, Igrane, Gradac, Lovište, Sućuraj, Sumartin and Brela are also ideal holiday destinations. Find yacht routes in Dalmatia or choose another yacht charter in Dalmatia.
The climate diagrams are based on 30 years of hourly weather model simulations. They give good indications of typical climate patterns and expected conditions (temperature, precipitation, sunshine, and wind). The “mean daily maximum” (solid red line) shows the maximum temperature of an average day for every month for Baska Voda. Likewise, the “mean daily minimum” (solid blue line) shows the average minimum temperature.
The wind rose for Baska Voda shows how many hours per year the wind blows from the indicated direction. The diagram for Baska Voda shows the days per month, during which the wind reaches a certain speed.
Rent a boat in Baska Voda, and cruise around Baska Voda
Day 1. Baška Voda – Makarska 9, 74 km (6, 05 mi), Day 2. Makarska – Igrane 15, 51 km (9, 64 mi), Day 3. Igrane – Gradac 19, 70 km (12, 24 mi), Day 4. Gradac – Lovište (Pelješac-peninsula) 32, 84 km (20, 41 mi), Day 5. Lovište (Pelješac peninsula) – Sućuraj (Hvar-island) 22, 07 km (13, 72 mi), Day 6. Sućuraj (Hvar-island) – Sumartin (Brač-Island) 32, 84 km (20, 41 mi), Day 7. Sumartin (Brač-island) – Brela – Baška Voda 13, 74 km (8, 54 mi)
Day 1. Baška Voda – Omiš 23, 73 (14, 74 mi), Day 2. Omiš – Stari Grad (Hvar-island) 52, 48 km (32, 61 mi), Day 3. Stari Grad (Hvar-island) – Vis (Vis-island) 40, 06 km (24, 89 mi), Day 4. Vis (Vis-island) – Vela Luka (Korčula-island) 44, 90 km (27, 90 mi), Day 5. Vela Luka (Korčula-island) – Lovište (Pelješac-peninsula) 42, 09 km (26, 15 mi), Day 6. Lovište (Pelješac-peninsula) – Ploče 41, 32 km (25, 67 mi), Day 7. Ploče – Sumartin (Brač-island) – Baška Voda 65, 94 km (40, 97 mi)
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