One of the most shinning jewels of Šibenik’s archipelago is an island named Zlarin. It has just 8,19 square kilometers and the longest dock than any other island in Croatia, 131 meters long and 16 meters wide. That dock appeals not only boats and yachts, but inquisitives from around the globe, since from that dock one can spot the most beautiful sunset on the world.
The true is Zlarin has much more to offer. It is a peaceful and beautiful piece of paradise with tame beaches suitable for children. The whole island is like an oasis of calamity since there are no motor vehicles, beside boats of course. Zlarin is connected by Šibenik and Vodice with regular boat lines few times per day and almost every inhabitant have a boat of their own and can, pretty quick, reach the nearest mainland which is only 1747 meters away.
Maybe the vicinity of the mainland was the reason why Zlarin was inhabited in early stone age and the findings and historical documents witness about it’s falls and rises through centuries. It was most populated in 1910. with 1846 residents, whilst today it has only about 300 people living on the island.
But those people all love and cherish their paradise along with it’s tradition. Their hospitality is famous. Holiday accommodation in small family hotel or in private apartments is something you’ll find pretty hard last minute. Zlarin turns to be the top wanted island destination in summer season, more and more from year to year. The reason for it may be in fertile cultural scene of the island; numerous galleries, film projections and one museum, along the traditional summer festivities, are the guarantee for quality vacation. Museum refers to a long tradition of getting and exploring sea corals from 15. century until today.