Бродарица - остров Крапањ
The island of Krapanj is a small island on the south-eastern side of the Sibenik canal. The island's peak is only 7m above sea level and is only 300m away from the mainland where you will find the town of Brodarica. The island's inhabitants, other than tourism, occupy themselves with digging for coral and sea-sponges out of the sea. The island also has its own sea-sponge refinery.
The Adriatic sea-sponge is highly appreciated for its beauty and quality. The island of Krapanj also has a museum of Adriatic flora and fauna as well as a collection of amphora. The people of the island of Krapanj are concentrating more and more on tourism therefore offer guests accommodation in their private homes.
In medieval times, the island of Krapanj was under the rule of the Sibenik capitulary and then, in the year 1446, the Franciscans built a monastery and church. The island of Krapanj also offers a variety of restaurants where guests can enjoy wonderful seafood freshly caught daily by the townspeople themselves in the beautiful clear-blue Adriatic Sea.
The town of Brodarica is a small town 5km south of Sibenik. The townspeople mainly occupy themselves with tourism, fishing and digging for sea-sponges. Brodarica sits on the seaside and faces towards 9 islands and islets which make up a lagoon, as well as towards the Morin inlet which is a main spawning ground for different types of fish. The northern part of the inlet in Brodarica is rich in a special kind of mud which contains certain healing agents which help in treating certain ailments and because of this mud, health tourism is developing and expanding. Brodarica and its surrounding islands have stone and sandy beaches.
The town of Brodarica and the island of Krapanj both have a typical Mediterranean climate; therefore there is the presence of Mediterranean vegetation such as pine forests and bush land. Tourism in Brodarica is expanding and accommodation includes many apartments, pansions in villas and rooms in private homes. There are also a variety of restaurants, café bars, taverns, and nightclubs.
Guests can also enjoy sports and recreational activities such as tennis, football, water sports, scuba diving classes and much more.