Next stop is Silba, a quick 2 hours sail from Susak and conveniently just one and a half hours ride by catamaran from the city of Zadar. The serene little island is free of cars, motorbikes and even bicycles in the summer months to preserve the environment and the tranquility. You won’t find any hotels on the island, instead visitors opt to stay in private apartments or houses.
Silba has lots of small beaches and bays where you can enjoy swimming and laying around in the sun. To the west of the island you can find gravelled beaches and in the north and east you will find soft sandy ones, which is pretty rare in Croatia. Pocukmarak, Tratica and Sotorisce are the must visit beaches. Each offering crystal clear water, great spots to watch the sunset and sports and activities.
The small island has many historical monuments to explore. While on Silba you can visit the Toreta, Marinic tower also known as the Tower of love. The legend says that the tower was built in memory of an unforgotten love. Just 5 minutes from the centre stands the remains of the old island windmill, and there are a number of historical churches to visit.
The mild mediterranean climate makes Silba a great spot for sports and activities. On many of the beaches you can play volleyball, basketball or handball or you can take to the waters and enjoy windsurfing and waterskiing.
From Silba, set sail to the island of Vrgada. For those who want to see “the Mediterranean as it once was” this traditional little island is the place to be. It’s easy to forget the hustle and bustle of everyday life on this small island, where life goes at its own pace. In Vrgada, as is the tradition that tourists are greeted by locals on a mule.
Vrgada belongs to the coastal part of the Zadar archipelago and is just 2.5 nautical miles to the mainland. This small island is largely covered in forest in the north and descends into the sea in the south. The crystal waters make great spots for snorkeling.
A must see spot on the island is the Hakuna Matata beach bar, located on a sandy beach with crystal clear water that offers great spots for diving and waterskiing. Sit back with a drink and enjoy the warm atmosphere far away from urban disturbances. It’s also a stunning spot to take in the sunset.