The narrowest part of the island that is only 700m wide is the location of settlement Silba with a harbor and apartments. Source: zadar.hr
Island of Silba is located between the islands of Premuda and Olib
, southeast of Losinj
and some 30 nautical miles northwest of Zadar
. Although there are traces on the island from the Roman times, the island was first mentioned in the 10th century as Selbo (lat. silva = forest). It is still covered by forests and is considered one of the most forested Croatian islands. Silba has seen a boom in the 17th and the 18th centuries as the place of seafarers and sailboat owners. The settlement that has less than 300 permanent inhabitants becomes exponentially busier in the summer. A store, exchange
Tower of Love or Tower of Marinic will provide you with a panoramic view of the Island of Silba and the waters that surround it. Source: dalmatianet.com
office, post office and the tourist office, several restaurants and coffee shops-bars will meet the needs of several thousand visitors. Silba offers accommodation in apartments and rooms of private family houses and vacation houses. Rest is already guaranteed by the absence of noise from automobiles and motorcycles, making Silba a great place for meditation and a place where numerous artists spend their summer vacations and find their inspiration. Hexagonal tower with stairs made of stone is the symbol of the island. It was erected by Captain Petar Marinic as a reminder of the never forgotten
Cars are not allowed on the Island of Silba, but residents don't find it to be a problem. Source: flickr.com
lover who, according to the legend, could not wait for him to return from his journey and married another. The Captain then decided to wait many years and marry her daughter. The island has six churches, and seven more chapels can be found at the cemetery along the way from the Parish Church of St. Mary to the Church of St. Marks. One should definitely visit the gallery of sculptor Marija Ujevic Galetovic and should be a part of Silba Cultural Summer events. One can find a bathing spot along the 25km long rocky shore with sandy and pebble beaches and coves with shallow sea. Sotorisce is the most popular beach among young people and is located in the village, while Pernastica, Dobre Vode, Nozdre etc. are nice remote beaches. Ferries and hydrofoils from Mali Losinj and Zadar dock at the main harbor of Zalic, and Pocumarak Bay has a protected underwater archeological site with antique sarcophagi.
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