With no cars allowed on this Croatian island, Island Zklarin offers a peaceful and tranquil Adriatic island holiday. Zlarin is a small island, just off the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, in the Adriatic Sea. Covering just over eight square kilometres in surface area, it has often been known as the 'Golden Island', the 'Green Island' or the 'Coral Island'. The nearest large town is Sibenik, which is just a mile or so across the sea, and gives its name to the Sibenik Archipelago of islands, of which Zlarin is one. Visitors to Zlarin villa rentals will be pleasantly surprised at the lack of traffic noise on the island, due to the fact that no cars are allowed on the island. There are also very few permanent residents on the island, with only around 150 people living there all year round. Much of the population have emigrated to seek better economic opportunities, with the traditional red coral diving industry of the island largely dying out in the 20th century. Come and visit the sizzling summer holiday paradise of Llanca Holiday Villas.
Zlarin Holiday Villas - come and visit this enchanting and magical coral-producing island
The island is now mixture of arable farming land and thick pine forests. Local produce includes some excellent seafood, as well as fruit and olives. Some locals still work in the sponge and coral diving industry, though its presence in the region is now largely tokenistic. However, red coral is still worked extensively on the island, with the work enjoying a global reputation. Visitors to Island Zlarin holiday rentals can see the jewellery being made in workshops. As well as secluded beaches and peaceful fields, there are some interesting historical monuments on the island. Anyone enjoying a stay in Island Zlarin holiday rentals can visit the site of the 15th century Church of Our Lady of Raselj, on which a new church dating from the 18th century has been built. There has been human habitation on the island since the Stone Age, and remains from the Roman era have also been discovered here. Have you already been on a lot of relaxing summer island holidays recently and are now looking for something a little more active? Rent Southern Alps Chalets and try your hand at skiing in the snowy Alps.
Zlarin Holiday Rentals - a true slice of Croatian holiday heaven
People staying in villas in Zlarin can also attend ceremonies to wish local fishermen good luck, which are held on the shoreline during summer. The people at these will sing Dalmatian folk songs and may be dressed in the local traditional garb. This is very garish and dominated by the colours of red, white and black. The women's clothing is especially flamboyant, with much gold jewellery worn and a knife strapped to the woman's back. A trip to Island Zlarin holiday rentals allows visitors to experience a timeless slice of Dalmatian culture. Quiet secluded beaches and enchanting fisherman's ceremonies create a magical atmosphere on this heavenly Adriatic island. Some more beautiful and highly recommendable island holiday destinations are Langeland Holiday Cottages and Aeolian Islands Villas.