Baška Voda

At the foot of Mt. Biokovo, at the edge of the warm and crystal clear Adriatic Sea, you’ll find Baska Voda and our beautiful Villa Prestige. Once a farming and fishing town, this idyllic spot is now a modern tourist attraction on the Makarska Riviera in the heart of Dalmatia.

Baska VodaBasko Polje, and the surrounding villages of Topici, BastKrvavicaBratus and Promajna form a kaleidoscope of hospitality, tradition, modern life and a preserved environment.
Baska Voda is not only sun, transparent sea and beautiful beaches amidst pine woods and fresh mountain air.

Besides the wonderful scenery you will find  facilities of the highest quality: food, sport, recreation and historical sites – excavations of remains dating back to the 1st – 7th centuries AD, the churches of St. Lawrence (1750) and St. Nicholas (1889), fine examples of Dalmatian rural architecture, ethnographic and malacogical museums

Crystal clear and warm sea, well preserved natural environment and magnificent geographical position, in the heart of Dalmatia on the Adriatic coast, make Baska Voda ideal tourist destination.
Confirmation of this statement could be found in traces of life dated more than three thousand years ago.

We invite you to visit Baska Voda and explore this unique town and it’s surroundings!

History

The area where Baška Voda is situated today was first settled in the ancient times. Throughout the history numerous springs of drinking water in its surroundings have always been the main reasons for settling this area. About 1300 B.C. a settled fortification named Gradina was erected at this place, the ruins of which have been preserved till today. At the time of the Roman Empire a fort Biston (Bast)was built at the same spot. The Archaeological Museum in Split houses ancient grave stones found at this site, indicating that a Roman Necropolis was situated on the slope above Baška Voda.

After the ancient times the life at today’s Baška Voda came to a standstill for 1000 years as local people moved closer to the Biokovo mountain range to seek refuge from the Turks and constant pirate attacks. Following the downfall of Biston in the 6th century its inhabitants moved to the foot of the Biokovo mountain range, where, near a spring of drinking water, the village Bast was established.

After banishing the Turks and pirates from the region, the locals from Basta returned to the coastal areas and settled again the site of today’s Baška Voda. The oldest written documents date back to the 17th century. Baška Voda first appeared on the map of Dalmatia from 1686, drawn by Italian geographer and cartographer Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, as Basca. Another Italian cartographer Marcelo marked the same town on his map as Fontana di Basca. The name Baška Voda, however, was first mentioned on a written document on selling a house in 1724. The Late-Baroque church Sv. Lovro (St Laurence) was built on the site in 1750, while the town itself only counted ten houses at that time. Only 100 years later a large number of people chose to settle the town. In 1889 the parish church of Sv. Nikola (St Nicholas), the patron of Baška Voda. in 1845 the town got the first school and in 1912 the first port. The first residents were occupied with agriculture, fishing and sailing

Weather

Baška Voda, one of the most beautiful towns in the Makarska Riviera or even in whole Dalmatia, is today a well known tourist resort. Baška Voda is rich in extreme natural beauty. The blue of the Adritic Sea is meeting the green of pine trees and the dazzling whiteness of the stony Biokovo mountain range.

There are not many places where one can find such a long string of pristine pebble beaches, slowly entering crystal-clear blue waters of the sea.

You will be able to enjoy Mediterranean climate, milde winter and dry, hot and sunny summer, when you come to
Baška Voda.

Average temperatures are: in July – air 24, 3 C° & – sea 25, 1 C° and in January – air 8, 3 C° – sea 13, 5 C°. This area is one of the sunniest parts of northern Mediterranean with approximatly 2700 sunny hours per year. In average, Baška Voda yearly has 40 days when air temperature is higher than 30 C° and only seven days when the air temperature is below 0 C°.

The local and periodical winds also help to maintain this favorable climate. Among them, the most distinct are “jugo” (south-east wind) and “bura” (north-east wind), that show up during the entire year but especially well during winter months.

Climatic activity is at it’s peak. During spring and summer the most characteristic wind is maestral, which brings cool and fresh breeze from the sea. At night meastral is replaced by “burin” (light breeze) which cools overheated dry land.

Rainfalls of this area also have Mediterranean characteristics. In average they amount 810 mm per square metre per year, but they are well dispersed, so the springs and especially summers are mostly dry, while most of the rainfalls is dispersed during autmn and winter season.

Snow is exceptionally rare phenomena on the coast but it can be found on the sloaps of the Mt. Biokovo. It is sometimes possible in May to enjoy snow on mountain peaks and warm sea in the same time.

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