Vodice Harbour, Croatia

Can you spot the difference between these two images of the marina at Vodice? This is a popular tourist destination on the Adriatic Coast of Croatia. It’s in the Šibenik Riviera part of Dalmatia, an area with a long history and plenty of cultural and ancient sites to visit if the sea, sailing and beach life gets too much! There are the churches of Our Lady of Carmel and of St Cross, and the Čorić Tower, a defensive tower built in 1646, all worth a visit, although you can only view the tower from the outside, as it is no longer safe. Three kilometres away in Srima there are archaeological sites from the Early Christian period, and another church, dedicated to St Elijah the Prophet. This is a much smaller and more typical Dalmatian town than Vodice, which has become a lively night-life centre, based around the night club ‘Hacienda’. Šibenik itself, a much larger town than Srima, is the place to go for history. Visit the fortresses of St Michael, St Nicholas, St John and Šubičevac. Then there are a cathedral and two more churches, in addition to Four Wells, the city museum and two art galleries. Various cultural festivals are held here in the summer months. If you still haven’t had enough culture after all that, there’s always Trogir, the ‘museum city’, and Emperor Diocletian’s historic city, Split.