Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Prvić Luka

My story about the trip to Prvić Luka was supposed to be posted some 4 months ago, but I think it's never too late for a drop of hedonism, a touch of unique island magic, few nice pics and some useful advice.

It was around mid October, on the 1oth October to be more precise. Tourists had already left, school year had started, but temperatures were still very high. The island of Prvić was hosting an event called Creative Days of Faust Vrančić. It sounded like a happy scenario of even happier end of the week. There really is something magical, boho and relaxing about this island also known as the island of Faust.

It is the birthplace of the well known genius of renaissance, Faust Vrančić, famous for his invention of Homo Volans. He spent the happiest and most carefree days of his childhood right here at the island of Prvić. At his demand, he was also burried here, in a small church of St Mary of Mercy, in Prvić Luka.

The only things we took with us were swimsuits, flip-flops and sun glasses  (there really isn't anything else you might need.... except maybe a credit card J ) and took the 9:30 fairy boat to Zlarin, which leaves from Šibenik seafront. At  9:55 we were already on Zlarin, heading towards Prvić.
 It took us not more than 40 minutes to get from Šibenik to Prvić.
If you're not much of sea traveller, you can also take a boat from Vodice to Prvić Šepurine, and get there in only 10 minutes. 

If you're a tourist in Šibenik, apart from visiting NP Krka and NP Kornati, you should definitely consider  including a visit to Šibenik islands in your itineraries,  as one of the few untouched oasis of peace and harmony.
Let me give you a suggestion about how to visit both Zlarin and Prvić in only one day, and make the best of it.
Head towards Zlarin in morning hours. Don't miss visiting Coral Museum and coral manufactory, where you can see the entire process of making corals, that this island has been known for, for centuries. Summer is the best time to visit, and offers some interesting programmes, such as numerous workshops for children, as a part of Zlarin Culture Summer.
After a short visit to Zlarin, there's a 1:55 p.m. ferry to Prvić. Last ferry from Prvić Šepurina to Vodice, leaves at 8:25 p.m. For your notice, these are just our suggestions. Be sure to check the sailing schedule with Jadrolinija, especially if you're travelling on weekends or holidays, when the ferry goes only 2 times a day. 
Back to our trip. After a coffee in one of the local bars, we headed towards Faust Vrančić Memorial Centre. As a part of Creative Days of Faust Vrančić they organized different workshops and also provided a free professional guide around the museum, who told us so many interesting things about this incredible genius, bishop, scientist and linguist.

The building itself is a modern edifice, which surprisingly fits into the traditional architecture of the island. My 5 year-old was especially excited about  the 3 greatest inventions (the bridge, the olive mill and the parachutist), situated in outer part of the Centre, built in full size. 

Homo Volans

After professional guidance and a swimming in Prvić Šepurina, we got a little bit hungry.


Delicious  saltimbocca, a glass of some fine red wine, one billion calories chocolate cake, one or two kites in a clear blue skye of Prvić, boats, sailor striped shirts, green window shutters, solid rock...... Yes, I believe this is exactly what heaven on Earth looks like. 

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