Zlarin

zlarin-island1Zlarin, another island in Sibenik Archipelago with just under 300 permanent residents and area close to 9 square kilometers.  It is the third largest island in the archipelago located just 1.5 miles offshore in Sibenik channel.

The island is well known for its tradition of harvesting red corals and handmade coral jewelry. Although the industry is nowadays in decline, you can still buy corals there in several jewelry / souvenir galleries and shops.

The island was originally inhabited since Illyrian and Roman times, however, similar to other neighboring islands in the Archipelago, Zlarin was historically owned by Sibenik‘s noble families and landowners. The current island settlers of the only village on the island – Zlarin, came there in the 13th centuries to work on island’s olive, fig and wine groves.

Due to its beautiful nature and attractive landscapes as well as the frequent ferry connections to the mainland, Zlarin is popular as weekend and summer destination for foreign and local visitors from surrounding areas.

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As cars are not allowed the island which has numerous bays and untouched coastline, Zlarin is a great place to visit in spring or autumn for walking or fishing day trip from Sibenik or Vodice.

Getting to Zlarin Island:

Getting to Zlarin is easy as the island is well connected via small village and ferry port by frequent passenger as well as car ferries to neighbouring islands Zirje, Kaprije and Prvic as well as with Sibenik and Vodice on Croatian mainland > check all ferry schedules for Zlarin Island Ferries.

Accommodation on Zlarin:

Hotel Koralj is the only hotel in Zlarin. Local residents of Zlarin traditionally offer accommodation in private rooms and apartments in their houses.