Silba is a small island which lies in the Adriatic Sea and forms part of the Zadar archipelago. It is located in the near vicinity of the Kvarner Gulf to the southwest of the island of Losinj which lies between the islands of Premuda and Olib.
The island of Silba is well-known for its numerous small beaches and bays that are set in the clear and unpolluted waters of the Adriatic Sea. Today it is a renowned yacht charter destination and hosts a beautiful marina full of luxury yachts, motors yachts, and catamarans.
The Marina Luka Silba offers more than 100 berths for yachts measuring up to 30m and is within easy sailing distance to the Luka SV Martina in Mali Losinj and Marina Nezerine.
You can also moor at Saint Antony’s Port, which lies on the South of the island. It is the safest place in the southern part of the island and is well-sheltered from all winds.
The only village on the island is called Silba too, and it is located at the narrowest point of the island right at the point where Silba’s bay Mul and Zalic bay meets. In the village, you can visit the most popular landmark, the Tower Toreta that dates from the 19th century. It is a hexagon-shaped tower with a spiral staircase on the outside the building, from where ascending the steps, you will get some spectacular views of the entire village and its landscape.
As Silba is rather a pedestrian island, it is free of traffic but you will find a couple of bars, restaurants and shops scattered in the village.
You can visit Dobre Vode which is well-known for its green-blue sea and sandy shores hosting some attractive beaches.
Sutorisce is also worth exploring, it is the biggest and the most popular beaches on the island, stretching over 200m from the center of the village. The beach offers a large number of sports activities including beach volley, basketball and it is also possible to rent canoes.
You can also visit Papranica which lies a short distance from Silba towards the northwest. It is often crowded with swimmers and you can moor your yacht at the pier in the cove which is safe from strong winds and storms.