If you are wondering why I chose Silba island, the answer is related primarily because of its location and the fact that there is no car traffic on the island.
This means that only peace and tranquility reign on this island isn't the only one reason why island of Silba attracts visitors.
But my choice of this island goes beyond of its beauty as the only reason. If you are in Zadar county this island can be the best choice for Northern islands hopping combining some of the most beautiful islands of Kvarner Bay.
This island belongs to Zadar's archipelago, about 30 nautical miles, north of Zadar town and south-east of Island Mali Losinj, between the neighboring islands of Olib in the east and Premuda in the west. Its location makes it ideal for a hopping tour between the islands.
It is rather a small island, only 8 km long and on its narrowest part only 700 meter wide. The only settlement on the island is Silba village.
Here are some distances from the island to:
I've been only once on this island a long time ago but I still remember the beautiful sandy beach on the island, Sotorisce, located right in front of the Silga village. Numerous footpaths all over the island lead to other nice beaches and bays.
Sotorisce is definitely the biggest and the most popular beach. Its
bottom surface is completely covered with sand which in combination with
sun reflection creates beautiful light green color of the sea. This text is taken from Silba.org website!
The island is exactly on the old route: Venezija, Pula, Mali Losinj, Zadar, or Rijeka, Rab, Zadar. Thanks to its position it has excellent and fast connections with a mainland from Zadar, Rijeka , Pula and with Ancona (Italy) via Zadar.
Car ferry - From Zadar (Gazenica port) there is a car ferry line N° 401 on line Zadar - Ist - Olib - Silba - Premuda - Mali Losinj island. It sails daily from 01st July to 4th September 2016. On this route operates only Jadrolinija state company.
Fast Catamaran line - Line N° 9401 Zadar - Premuda - Silba - Olib runs the whole year. It takes 1 hour and 45 minutes from Zadar to Silba. Company Miatours operates this catamaran route!
Hopping among islands it's the best way to experience as more islands as possible. I suggest to start from Zadar planning 7 days stay on these 4 islands:
On this calm island there are no vehicles and no hotels, only private accommodations. The same is on Olib and Premuda islands. For Losinj island accommodation follow this link!
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