Webcam with a view of Nikolina beach – Croatia, Baška Voda
Baška Voda is a Croatian community located in the Split-Dalmatia County, known as a popular resort.
According to the 2001 census, Baška Voda has a population of 2,924, of which 95.5% of the population is of Croatian origin. Situated on the Adriatic coast of Dalmatia, approximately 10 km northeast of Makarska, it is a holiday village on the Makarska Riviera.
The earliest written mention of Baska Voda dates back to 1688, when it was marked on the geographical map “Koranelli“. At that time it was a small village whose inhabitants were mainly engaged in agriculture and fishing.
The name “Baska Voda” has a mythological meaning and is associated with Biston, the son of Ares, the Greek god of war, and Calliope, the goddess of water. In ancient times, there was a military fort in this area and there were many springs.
Archaeological finds provide convincing evidence of the existence of a settlement on this site during the Roman Empire. Urns, lamps, jewelry, coins depicting the profile of Alexander Severus Aurelius, and tombstones with the names of 13 residents of Baska Voda were discovered at the burial sites.