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Zlarin

Zlarin is a small island of the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, near the mainland city of Šibenik. Prvić is a small island in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea, situated in the Šibenik archipelago.

Administratively, Zlarin is part of the Šibenik-Knin County. During wintertime, the island has a population of 284 people, but from March to October, its population grows substantially up to 1,500 people. Zlarin has a large expatriate community.

Zlarin's highest point is Klepac at 174 metres (571 feet) above sea level. During bright and sunny days, you can see Mount Velebit and volcanic Jabuka island in the Adriatic Sea from this point. Zlarin has a myriad of fig and cypress trees and other natural plants. Inner parts of the island are uninhabited and covered with thick forest. Zlarin is one of the few islands on the Adriatic Sea that do not allow access to cars.

Zlarin is, with an area of 8.19 km2 (3.16 square miles) and 18.7 km (11.6 mi) of coastline, the third largest island of the Šibenik archipelago, south-west from Šibenik in middle Dalmatia. It is situated a bit more than 2 km (1 mile) from the mainland. In the administrative and territorial partition of the Republic of Croatia, Zlarin belongs to the Šibenik-Knin County, more precisely to the city of Šibenik. The island is connected to the mainland cities of Šibenik and Vodice by ferry, about 10 times a day.

Zlarin is famous for its red corals. In summer, when many tourists are on the island, one may witness a ceremony that is held for sailors who are going to the sea at night to find corals. Dalmatian songs are sung and men and women are dressed in folk costumes typical of the area. The ceremony is held to wish luck to the sailors.

Traditional clothes are usually made of light fabric with three different colours, black, red and white. Women's clothes are profusely decorated. It is customary to wear gold necklaces and earrings with folk clothes, as well as white socks and black shoes. Ladies wear knives on the back of folk clothes.

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Zlarin

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Zlarin is a small island of the Dalmatian coast of Croatia, near the mainland city of Šibenik. Prvić is a small island in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea, situated in the Šibenik archipelago.

Prvić

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Prvić is a small island in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea. It is situated in the Šibenik archipelago, about half a mile from the mainland, in the vicinity of Vodice. The whole island is under protection of the Croatian Ministry of Culture since the island is considered a cultural heritage

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