Located some 22 kilometres to the south west of the mainland town of Šibenik, Žirje is the most remote inhabited island of the Šibenik group of islands. It is also part of the Kornati archipelago, and is a rocky island which consists of two limestone ridges and the valley between them. The island is only sparsely populated, with only just over a hundred permanent residents at most dwelling there. The landscape is covered in thick maqui shrubbery, with some fertile farmland situated in the valley. Agriculture has always been important to the residents here, and visitors to Žirje Villas can expect to see plenty of vines and fruit trees. Golden beaches, rolling frothy waves, sparkling blue seas, soft white sand....all this and more awaits you at another perfect summer holiday location - Villas in Tossa de Mar.
Favourite Destinations (Island Žirje)
Choose Žirje Holiday Rentals for a perfectly untouched and unspoilt island paradise
The waters off the island are especially well known for the quantity and quality of fish that they produce. Local seafood dishes are especially tasty as a result, and visitors to Island Žirje holiday rentals can enjoy sampling local cuisine in the few restaurants on the island. The local lobster is especially good. However, the good fishing has not prevented many of the residents leaving over the years in search of better rconomic opportunities elsewhere. The population has been in steady and fairly dramatic decline for most of the last century, making it a perfectly untouched, unspoilt island paradise for your holidays. The mild weather means that the island is a great place to enjoy activities such as hiking and cycling. Several trails snake across the island, meaning that guests in Žirje holiday villas can explore the vineyards and hillsides. There is great access to secluded coastal coves and inlets, where it is possible to dip tired feet in the clear waters of the Adriatic. Cyclists will also enjoy a stay in Island Žirje holiday rentals, with two good routes to enjoy traversing the island. If you enjoy spending time by refreshing water, renting Champagne Ardenne Holiday Rentals and enjoying the over 650 kilometres of waterways that this French region boasts is the perfect solution for you.
Villas on Žirje Island - let all your summer holiday dreams come true at once
A sports festival called 'Bodulska pripetavanja' takes place each summer, and features contests between villages and islands at games like football, swimming, water polo and tug of war, with the latter considered the real highlight of the event. Guests staying in Island Žirje holiday rentals can also enjoy some of the traditional Dalmatian fisherman's evenings too. These are held to wish the departing fishermen good luck, and involve local residents singing traditional songs and wearing the flamboyant local traditional dress. With the attractions of the mainland city of Šibenik not far away, a trip to Island Žirje holiday rentals is a great way to establish a homely base from which to explore this region of Croatia. Another island holiday destination you may be interested in is Samsø Holiday Cottages.