Zirje - island Zirje

Tourist destination info Zirje - island Zirje

Žirje Island is the furthest and the largest island in the Šibenik archipelago. It is known as a fishing settlement and a rich fishing area. It is also known for its natural beauty, clear blue sea, natural rocky beaches such as the ones in the Large and Small Coves, as well as Stupica and Koromačna which are seafarer destinations. The locals mainly occupy themselves with growing grapes, olives and figs. The island is the perfect place for a peaceful vacation away from city noise. Relax on the beaches and find your own piece of the sea. Those who wish to take part in sports and recreation can enjoy cycling and trekking. While in Žirje, do not miss the opportunity to visit Šibenik, Krka National Park and many interesting towns of the Šibenik region. It is the perfect place for those who wish to have a peaceful vacation and enjoy the beauty offered by the summertime because of its distance from the mainland, as well as because  of its good connection to the mainland. Like all Dalmatian towns, Žirje has its Fisherman’s Evening, as well as the sports festivity “Bodulska pripetavanja” (“Bodul bickering”, based on the spontaneous competitions between the neighboring island towns of the Šibenik Archipelago in various sports disciplines, including bocce ball, cards, soccer, water polo, swimming, rope tug (which is also considered the most important part of this festivity and is also called “Queen of the Bickering”). Cuisine lovers can enjoy the specialties of this region, especially seafood dishes and meals prepared under a Dutch oven in restaurant “Julija”. While on vacation in peaceful Žirje, do not miss the opportunity to visit Šibenik, Vodice and Primošten.

Must-see places

Šibenik is the oldest self settled city in Croatia. It is famous for its cultural heritage. Visit its fortresses and sacral monuments (St. Nicholas and St. John’s fortresses, city walls, towers and gates, Four Wells, St. Jacob’s cathedral, churches and monasteries). The city is famous for its summer festivities like the International Children’s Festival, Šibenik Evening, Evenings of Dalmatian Chansons, organ summer school and Šibenik Cultural Summer.

Vodice is a tourist center located in a wide bay. The town takes pride in its tradition and age. Visit the church of Karmela, the Ćorić tower, church of St. Elijah the Prophet, church of the Holy Cross and the parish church of the Holy Cross with its bell tower to get acquainted with the history of this beautiful town. Sports and recreation lovers can enjoy beach volleyball, soccer, basketball, cycling, scuba diving, fitness in the sea and various other activities. Vodice has received the “Tourism Flower Award” because of its attractive tourist offer.

Primošten is a coastal city located on an island which is surrounded by seven small islands. You can feel the Mediterranean ambiance in the town center which is comprised of stone houses and narrow streets. Its main attractions are the churches of St. George from 1485 and St. Rocco from 1680. For those in search of sports and recreation, Primošten offers table tennis, tennis, beach volleyball, floaters, parasailing, jet ski riding and a diving center with a scuba diving school.

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