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Our page aims at the introduction of Prvić Luka, the southeastern settlement on the island facing Vodice on the mainland, Island Prvić, part of the Šibenik archipelago. The island and its two villages, Prvić Luka and Šepurine
are accessible with the boat sailing on the regular line between Vodice and
Šibenik. Archeological finds confirm that the island had been inhabited in the antique era, still, people in larger numbers started to move from the facing mainland mainly during the 15th c. - the island was more secure than the mainland threatened by the Turkish Empire. Around this time, in year 1461, Franciscan brothers built their monastery in Prvić Luka.
As the island is car-free and the occasional tourists visiting Prvić Luka only come for day trips, vacations in Prvić Luka are tranquil and relaxed. For bathing on the beach people use the concrete terraces of seafront houses on the northern side of the harbor, the coast continues with rocky parts here. The outer side of the harbor pier has a small section of gravel beach, which is suitable for children and families, too. The southern side of the harbor's bay is occupied mainly by the beach of Požega Resort - the beach here is concrete with ladder entrances to the water. Longer sections of gravel beaches are found in neighboring Šepurine
, a 10 minutes walk from Prvić Luka.
Waterfront houses in the bay
The largest accommodation unit of the island is Hotel Maestral on the main square and Požega Resort - this latter is mainly for Croatian guests. Besides these there are several families who offer private apartments in Prvić Luka. The small village has a grocery store (Prima Čače), several restaurants and bars (Nanini, Marate, Punta, Val, Stara Makina). There is even a post office on the riva and the main street has a small gallery, too.
Besides the old Dalmatian-style houses the centuries long history of Luka can also be traced in the Virgin Mary Franciscan monastery, as well. Right next to the monastery and its church the old cemetery of Luka and Šepurine is located - this cemetery was used between the 16th c. and the first half of the 20th.
Vrančić in the church
The name of Faust Vrančić is linked to Prvić Island. Similarly to his humanist uncle, Antun Vrančić, Šibenik native Faust made a rich and winding career. Following his education he was a commander of Veszprém in Hungary, became a bishop of Csanád in Hungary, was employed as the secretary in Habsburg emperor Rudolf's Prague court and lived his later years in Venice until his death in 1617. He published a couple of ground-breaking books, including a dictionary and the book with his invented machines, including the parachute. The Vrančić family owned a summar villa in Šepurine and Faust Vrančić was buried in its vicinity, in the Franciscan church of Prvić Luka. Unfortunately, his grave was robbed, but a painting hanging on the church wall still preserves his memory. And not only that. On Luka main square a Faust Vrančić memorial center is under construction. Until its opening, an exhibition at a temporary location with models of his inventions published in his book Machinae novae (1616) is open to visitors in Luka.
Please also visit our picture gallery
and short videos
pages to learn more about Prvić Luka! We have also compiled a map
with all the notable things in the village.
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