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Island of Zirje

Island of Zirje, Croatia

On Gradina fortress, above Velika Stupica Bay one can see the remains of a late antiquity fortress. Source: thedalmatia.com

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Island of Zirje is known for its nice coves, islets, indented coastline, forested areas, arable fields, inaccessible karst, biking trails and for being an excellent vacation place. It is the largest island of the Sibenik Archipelago and a natural extension of Kornati. It was named after the fruit of the evergreen oak tree - acorn (zir). Due to its central Adriatic location, Zirje was marked by a thousand year old role of a guardian and haven for boats. In the 6th century, Byzantine Emperor Justinian erected two fortresses here, Gradina and Gusterna, in coves that were harbors of Illiryan
Island of Zirje, Croatia

Muna Bay is a ferry port for the ferry service with itinerary Sibenik-Kaprije-Zirje, and there is also the accommodation. Source: sibenskiportal.hr

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Queen Teuta, according to folk legends. One should also mention the dry stone wall building "Stari stan" (Old Apartment - the only bunja with five rooms in Croatia) in the area of Samograd and the Parish Church of St. Mary. Popular coves are: Muna, Koromasna, Mikavica, Tratinska, Velika and Mala Stupica, etc. The island has numerous rocky beaches, some of which are naturally flat, as if they were created for relaxation. The ferry from Sibenik docks at Muna Bay, and the same bay has the first vacation houses with apartments. Village of Zirje is located approximately 700m on foot or 2km by car
Island of Zirje, Croatia

Koromasna Bay with vacation houses and apartments is one of the 29 picturesque bays and coves of Zirje. Source: charter.ncp.hr

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towards the centre of the island, next to arable fields. The island has a post office, medical office, store and several taverns in various coves. Accommodation on Zirje is offered by locals in apartments of their family or vacation houses. Other than the usual Mediterranean cultures, such as fresh or dry fig, the island also has green prune. Those who like diving will like the site near Koromasna Bay, with an antique boat wreck with amphorae at the depth of 40m. Island waters are specific for coral and fish areas, and coral fishing and fishing require appropriate licenses. The island has a 22km long biking trail, where it holds "Dir za Zir" contests (Round for Zir). The island also holds fishermen's festivities and sports-entertainment event Bodulska pripetavanja (island contests), which will make your vacation here even more interesting. (Except for the here the offered accommodation, additional apartments on the Island of Zirje can be found on the website InfoAdriatic.com).

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Other destinations of Sibenik-Knin County: Betina/Murter | Brodarica | Grebastica | Island of Kaprije | Island of Murter | Island of Prvic | Island of Zlarin | Jadrija | Jezera/Murter | Kornati NP | Krka NP | Pirovac | Primosten | Rogoznica | Sibenik | Skradin | Srima | Tisno | Tribunj | Vodice | Zablace | Zaboric | Zaton/Sibenik