About the place
The pearl of the Makarska Riviera – Baska Voda is located at the foot of the dominant Biokovo mountain. Once was a place of fishermen and sailors, and today it is a modern tourist town with all the amenities and features of the Mediterranean. Geographically it belongs to central Dalmatia and is located between the massive mountain Biokovo and the Brač channel, 48 km south of the town Split. Baska Voda has always been a place of seafarers, but on the slopes of the mountain Biokovo and in fields, valuable pieces of fertile land were cultivated by valuable hands and from which they fed their families.
The name Baška Voda was first mentioned in the 17th century (1688.), and the main motive for settling this area was the source of drinking water about ten meters from the sea where the inhabitants of the nearby village of Bast came with their livestock.
For centuries, people have lived here from seafaring, fishing, olive groves and vineyards. The place has long been unaware of the pleasure of sunbathing and bathing as it is today. Thanks to Poles and Czechs in 1920s and 30s we have a tourism here as we know it today.
In the Municipality of Baška Voda there are settlements: Bast, Baška Voda, Bratuš, Krvavica, Promajna and the village Topići.