is an island placed 30 nautical miles on the West from the nearest mainland town Zadar
. One can reach it with ferryboats lines from Zadar, Mali Lošinj
and Rijeka. Silba is the northernmost Dalmatian island thus called ‘the gate of Dalmatia’. It is a pretty small island, with an area of about 14 square kilometers and just one settlement on it. It has 265 inhabitants today, although Silba was populated even in Roman ages. Many artifacts witness of that, such as coins, shipwrecks and sarcophaguses.
Silba has a shape of a number eight; in its middle is the smaller, just 700 meters wide. There is a theory that Silba gain its name under the Roman word for forest – Silva, since Silba is the second the most forested island in Croatia after Mljet
. The ones lucky enough to find their way to Silba will be amazed by the peace and aboriginal beauty of this place. Silba is intact by modern technology achievements; there are no motor vehicles on the island, even bicycles are rare. But tourists enjoy this serenity and release. Silba has numerous attractive beaches, pebble as well as sandy ones, and each one of them is just a few steps away: Carpusina and Tratica, Pernastica, Nozdre, Pocukmarak, Dobre vode and others. So, by renting a holiday apartment in Silba
, you rise up in the morning feeling relaxed and free, opening your window to spot the golden sun rays reflecting from shoal of the beautiful beach near. You’ll enjoy traditional island cuisine with plenty of fresh fish and natural herbs which is considered one of the healthiest in the world to be.