Silba is another small island in the Adriatic Sea, located in the near vicinity of Kvarner Gulf, just south west of Island of Losinj, in the middle of waters between islands of Premuda and Olib. Administratively, it belongs to Zadar Archipelago, and covers area of about 15 square kilometers. Silba's sister islands are Molat and Olib.
Silba's only village is Silba too - located at the narrowest point at the island, right at the point where Silba's bay Mul and Zalic (Žalić) are at the nearest point.
Silba used to be an island of sailors when in the 18th century Silba had a fleet of hundred sailing ships . Nowadays, its permanent population is just under 300 people who are mostly involved in tourist industry.
The island has lot of small beaches and bays where one can enjoy swimming and sunbathing in the clear and unpolluted waters of Adriatic. Silba's popular landmark is Toreta, a small tower with a spiral staircase access, that offers views of Silba and it's landscape. Toreta is located in the village itself, in the very centre.
Silba is pedestrians islands without any traffic (except services) ,it has couple of cafes, restaurants, shops and medical point too.
Ferries to Silba
Articles about Silba:
Silba Island will get underwater museum: Last year the remains of a sarcophagus were found in Pocukmarak bay on Silba Island, as well as the remains of another one. Recently, a second phase of underwater research started where archaeologists will explore the wider area and carry out the preparations for opening an underwater museum...read more
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