The whole island
ever dared to say Croatia doesn't have sandy beaches? Not
only it has beautiful sandy beaches, but it also has an
island completely made of sand. The name of the island is
Susak and it is unique in the whole of the Mediterranean.
The island is situated in Kvarner Bay, 10 miles southwest
of Losinj island.
On a limestone base there is a layer of approximately 100
meters of compact sand. The only settlement on the island
is divided into two parts: the older Gornje Selo (Upper
village) and the Donje Selo (Lower village). Due to the
fact that this island is the farthest from the insular and
mainland centers, it has retained many primeval traditions,
from speech to customs and folk-costume. The island offers
accommodation in private rooms and apartments only, there
are just few bars and restaurants, and all together it is
a place for a unusual and quiet vacation.
Susak is a small island with only 4 square kilometers of
land. Entire island is a large beach. The best way to get
to know the island is to walk around it. The track is 11
kilometers long and runs along the shore. Wherever you stop
you can have a swim. It takes a little over three hours
to tour the island. All you need to take on your walk is
something to quench your thirst along the way. Some of the
coves are often used by naturists. The most popular clothing
optional beach is the one in Bok Bay, east of island's settlement.