Island Zirje

island Zirje

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The island of Zirje is the largest island in the Sibenik archipelago, although it covers the area of only 43 km 2. He is also the farthest island from the city of Sibenik. It is assumed that it was named after the fruit of "acorn" because the whole island was once covered with dense oak forests. The island is well-indented, with numerous coves and reefs, as well as countless small islands. The population here has long been engaged in agriculture, and more recently tourism. The climate of the island is characterized by mild winters and hot summers. Zirje is known for its natural beauty, crystal clear waters, and several valuable monuments the most valuable of which are the parish church of St. Mary, a fort from the 6th century on the locality of Gradina, as well as a five-room building "Stari stan". If you are staying on Zirje you can visit the National Park Kornati, Krka National Park, as well as the cultural and historical center of the region - the city of Sibenik and one of the most visited tourist destinations in the Adriatic - the city of Vodice. Sports lovers can enjoy cycling (Zirje has a very nice trail), hiking and various water sports.

The island of Zirje is connected to the mainland with boat lines 2 times a day, with ferry lines 2 times a month off season, and once a week during season.

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* prices for June 2019 based on the maximum capacity for a minimum stay of 7 days

House - Zirje - island Zirje House Pumpkin From 118 €
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