HISTORY
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ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDS

Archaeological finds testify that the advantages of life in the area of ​​today's Baška Voda have been recognized since the early Bronze Age. In late antiquity, the population built a fortress on Gradina, above today's port, in order to escape from barbarian people. The remains of the dry stone walls are still visible today. With the passage of the Crusaders, the attack of the Turks and pirates, the population fled to Bast.

WATER SPRINGS - BASCA

For the next thousand years there are no traces of urban life by the sea, but shepherds from Bast bring animals close to the sea and feed it on Basczi water, a source of drinking water. Thanks to the water source near the port, which is the largest source between the Cetina and Neretva, which has served the needs of the surrounding area, even Makarska, the port of Baska Voda due to the flow of water in streams that flow into marina today has an enviable, visible sea.

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RETURN OF THE POPULATION

With the return of the population after the persecution of the Turks, the recent history of Baška Voda is written. The first houses, churches, schools are being built. Today's Baška Voda is located on the maps as Basca and Fontana di Basca, and the name Baška Voda actually means "Good Water".

PIER CONSTRUCTION

With the construction of the pier in 1912, Baška Voda became the most important port in this area through which intensive trade took place between the island and „Zabiokovlje“. The first inhabitants were engaged in agriculture, fishing and seafaring. During the Austro-Hungarian period, Baška Voda, given its size, produced the largest number of captains, who traveled with their ships from the Bay of Kotor to Trieste and Venice across Adriatic.

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SHIPS AND SAILING BOATS

The most commonly used type of ship was „Štela“, a cargo sailing ship slightly more slender lines than „Bracera“ which was also used. The transport of goods and the connection between the hinterland and the island took place via Baška Voda until the construction of the highway.

CONSTRUCTION OF FENDERS

By building a breakwater with a lighthouse, the lighthouse on the pier is extinguished. There is still a mosaic of anchor on the pier and a large metal anchor in the immediate vicinity as reminders of the rich maritime tradition and the importance of the town and marina Baška Voda.

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ST. NICHOLAS STATUE

Statue of St. Nicholas Traveler was placed in 1998, on day of the feast of St. Nikola, the author is Mladen Mikulin. Sv. Nicholas Traveler is the protector of Baška Voda, sailors, travelers, children and unmarried girls. With the raised hand of the bronze statue, St. Nikola blesses everyone who comes to Baška Voda.

MONUMENT "CROATIAN SAILS"

The monument "Croatian Sails" was placed in 2004 in memory of Dr. Franjo Tuđman, the first President of the Republic of Croatia, who at the head of the Croatian people, through the storms of the Homeland War for Independence, victoriously directed the Croatian ship to a free future. The author of the monument is Marko Gugić.

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