Krapanj – Brodarica

Krapanj – Brodarica

Only 5 kilometres from Šibenik, Brodarica is a favourite beach for the inhabitants of Šibenik. This apartment type village, situated on the Adriatic highway, offers sports and recreation facilities, restaurants with Dalmatian specialties and swimming on beautiful sandy beaches. Cultural and historical sights can be visited in nearby Šibenik.
Opposite Brodarica there is the smallest (0.36 square meters) and most densely populated island in the Mediterranean – Krapanj, which is only 300 m away from the mainland. This island has typical Dalmatian architecture - narrow stone houses and narrow streets. The brave people of Krapanj have preserved the 300 years old tradition of sponge harvesting - catching and processing sponges. The monastery of Sv. Križ [St. Cross] is a museum that has a collection of sponges, corals, amphorae and antique tableware. The monastery preserves other valuable protected artefacts (a painting of The Last Supper, the Black Madonna on the Throne).