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Holiday in Silba island in Croatia

Silba

Silba is an island in the northern Dalmatia, famous for its beaches and number of sunny hours per year. It takes around 10 minutes to walk from the north-eastern harbour to the south-western one as the island takes the shape of the number eight. You can also reach the beaches on good, or perhaps take a taxi to the ones that are a bit further. Besides both bigger and smaller secluded beaches, the main attraction of the island are four coves located across the area.

The island

The island Silba is located in the northern Dalmatia, taking interesting shape of number 8. Due to this shape it takes around 10 minutes to walk from the north-eastern harbour to the south-western one. Probably one of the most famous facts about Silba, is its number of hours of sunshine per year, a whole 2570. Another reason that this island is highly visited is that hosts some of the most popular Croatian beaches. A few coves around the island are alongside beaches main geographical feature of the island. Silba is known as the pedestrian island as all cars besides those used by local businesses are forbidden. The island is easily reached, either from Zadar or from Mali Losinj. Most popular landmark for the tourists is Toreta. Toreta is a smoot tower with spiral staircase. From the top of the tower you can have a look at the beautiful Mediterranean and surrounding island. At the centre of the village, besides the tower, there is quite a few restaurants, cafes and shops.

Beaches and coves

Public beach Sotoreeshche is the main public one, and it is located near the harbour of Mul. The clear shallow sea with sandy bottoms is the main feature of the beach. Close to the western harbour of Zalic are many beaches with wonderful white pebbles. From the village of Silba, you will need around 10 minutes to get to the nearest beach. For those who love a bit of privacy, there is a nudist beach of Mavrovo. There are four amazing coves on the southern side of the island and it takes around 45 minutes from the village to get to them. Vele Stene (Croatian for Large Rocks) is only part of the island where you can see shore become rocky and steep. If you have reached the island by yacht, take a stop at Port Sv. Ante, a favourite spot of sailors as it provides good protection from winds. Natures doing can be seen in Nozdre. This cove is characteristic for its flat rock formations that have been cut out by the sea. On the north side of the village is the cove Pernastica, considered one of the prettiest coves on the island. Pernastica is a great spot to enjoy the amazing Adriatic Sea and wait for the sunsets.

Highlights

  • The whole island is proclaimed as a pedestrian zone, expect vehicles for local business, no car is allowed.
  • The island had period with “village king” elections, and the king’s crown is still in the parish church.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The whole island is proclaimed as a pedestrian zone, expect vehicles for local business, no car is allowed.
  • The island had period with “village king” elections, and the king’s crown is still in the parish church.