Since there are no cars on the entire island, quiet island atmosphere, quality lodgings, and, especially, seafood caught by fishermen in the cleanest waters of the Adriatic, attract the lovers of quiet vacations...
ZLARIN, an island in the Sibenik archipelago; separated from the land by the Sibenik Channel, and from a series of islets in the south-west by the Zlarin Channel. The island consists of two mountain ridges with a valley of fertile arable fields in between. Bigger bays are Zlarinska Luka and Magarna in the south-east; on the north-eastern coast are the bays Vodena, Velika Lovisca, Njivica, Veles, Platac, Lokvica, etc.
Main occupations include farming, viticulture, olive and fruit growing, fishing, coral and sponge diving, seafaring and tourism.
The town of Zlarin has a public sand beach. Since there are no cars on the entire island, quiet island atmosphere, quality lodgings, and, especially, seafood caught by fishermen in the cleanest waters of the Adriatic, attract the lovers of quiet vacations. The boaters have easy access to the islands of the Sibenik archipelago and to Kornati.
In the 16th century, the refugees fleeing from the Ottoman Turks settled on Zlarin. - The Baroqueparish church was built in 1735-1740 by the builder Ivan Skoko from Sibenik. There are also other churches in the town: St. Roch (Rocco) at the old graveyard, dating from 1650; Our Lady of Raselj(first half of the 15th c., restored in Baroque style in 1714); the altar was made in 1767 by the brothers Pio and Vicko Dall'Acqua), St. Simon from the second half of the 17th century. The chapel of the Nativity of Christ, incorporated in the Zuliani Palace, was built in the first half of the 17th century. The town also has several summer mansions from the Baroque period (17th-18th c.).
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