The island of Zlarin is the nearest inhabited island in the Šibenik archipelago. It is sometimes called the golden or the green island, and it is without a doubt the island of coral hunters. The tradition of coral hunting dates back to the 15th century when the locals hunted and worked the corals.
There is a boat link from Šibenik, but you cannot explore the island by car, which allows tourists to explore and enjoy infinite corners of untouched nature.
Accomodation: Hotel, apartments, private rooms.
Rich pine forests, beaches and hidden coves. Nearby National Parks Kornati and Krka.
Heritage, Wine, Food
Zlarin was first mentioned in 1386 and only about a hundred years later Our Lady of Rašelj, the oldest Gothic church, was built. The parish church was built in baroque style in the 17th century on the foundations of an older church, most likely after the second wave of populating the area with present day inhabitants, who were fleeing from the Turks.
The excellent Babić wine is very popular in the area and there is a wide variety of fish and seafood, all served in Zlarin's pubs and restaurants.
Entertainment, Recreation, Excursions
This is an ideal place to relax and enjoy the nature's beauty. Swimming, sailing, roaming around the island...
Summer is a very busy period and the most popular event is a music festival called Bodulske šansone.
Getting there: No cars are allowed on the island and the only way to reach the island by public transport is by boat from Šibenik and Vodice. Of course, you can also arrive on private yachts and boats, and there are berths along one of the longest waterfronts of all the Adriatic islands - 130 metres.