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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. Its sister islands are Molat and Olib.
Silba’s only village is also Silba – 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.
The island used to be very seafaring orientated 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 tourism industry.
Silba has lot of small beaches and bays where one can enjoy swimming and sunbathing in the clear and unpolluted waters of Adriatic. The 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 also a pedestrianised island without any traffic (except services), it has couple of cafes, restaurants, shops and medical point too.
Getting to Silba
Silba is well connected by ferries from Zadar, Mali Losinj, Pula and Venice as well as with other islands in Zadar Archipelago. Getting to Silba is easy as the island is well connected via small Silba village and ferry port by frequent passenger ferries to neighboring Olib , Krijal ,Ist, Mali Losinj and Premuda as well as with Zadar – check all ferry schedules for Silba Island Ferries.
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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