Apartments on the Island of Ist will provide tourists with accommodation and coves will provide sailors with a place to throw anchor. Source: idassa.hr
Ist is a small island in the Zadar Archipelago. It is located south of islands Silba
; it continues onto the Island of Molat
. It is shaped like a butterfly with coves and harbor Korisaca to the north, and Siroka to the south, between its wings. The beginnings of Ist Island date far back into history, which is witnessed by the remains of a fortress settlement on top of Gracina hill and traces of Liburnian ceramic on Straza hill. Straza hill is the highest peak on the island (175m) with the Church of Our Lady of Health (also known as Our Lady of Snow) and a viewpoint with a wonderful view
Church of Our Lady of Health on Straza hill is the place of mass and celebration on 5th of August and 21st of November. Source: myhrpc.com
of the archipelago. Island of Ist was first mentioned in the 14th century as Ost, which is of Illyrian origin. People of Ist are known as seafarers. At the end of the 19th and the beginning of 20th century many focused on sailing and many have emigrated to America, only to create the largest small coastal navigation fleet on Ist upon their return in 1930s. The island has only one settlement - that of Ist, located in Siroka Bay, with a bell tower and the Church of St. Nicholas - patron saint of fishermen and sailors. Ist has about 200 inhabitants, a number that increases in the summer, depending on
Island coast is untouched and rocky, so the beach is organized in two coves. Source: otok-ist.comxa.com
tourism. Supermarket, coffee shop, several restaurants, post office, medical office and Port Authority office are enough for a discrete vacation close to nature that Ist offers. Such vacation is becoming more and more popular among sailors that sail the Adriatic Sea and recreationists that like fishing and diving. House owners will gladly offer accommodation in their apartments, and other than accommodation, the hosts on Ist will offer their guests freshly caught fish that these waters still have plenty of. The centre of Ist has a rocky and paved beach with shallow sandy bottom. Nearby there is islet of Skarda and further south there is a number of islets and rocks: Vodenjak, Cmikovac, Sestrice, Maslinjak, etc. Ist is connected to Zadar
by direct boat service and by boat service through the Island of Molat.
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