About islands


Murvenjak is an uninhabited island in the Murter archipelago, near Vrgada. It has an area of 0.61 square kilometers, the length of the coastline is 4.71 km, and the highest peak is 64 m. The inhabitants of Vrgada use Murvenjak for cattle grazing.


Vrgada is an island in the central Dalmatian archipelago, which, according to data from 2011th, has 240 inhabitants. It is a relatively small island with an area of 3.67 square kilometers. With a local ferry line it is connected with Pakoštane and Biograd. On the island there are no cars, but there is also no need for them because everything is at your fingertips – a shop, a church and several restaurants.

The inhabitants of Vrgada are engaged in agriculture, animal husbandry, fishing and tourism, and the only settlement on the island is the eponymous Vrgada.

Dense pine forest, clear sea and beautiful beaches with special golden sand that can not be found on the mainland are the characteristics of this only permanently inhabited island of the Riviera of Pakoštane. Beacuse of it’s golden sand Vrgada acquired the name ‘Golden Island’.

Vrgada has had historical and strategic importance in the past. The Byzantine emperor Constantine has written about the settlement – military units operated and lived in the fortress on the hill Gradina, built at the end of the 5th century, whose remains are still visible.


Sustipanac is an uninhabited island in the Pirovac Bay. The locals call it ‘Mojster’ – after the Franciscan monastery from 1511th whose remains are still visible today. It is also known as the ‘Island of Love’. The Franciscan monastery was in function until the French occupation of Dalmatia at the beginning of the 19th century. Before the Franciscan monastery,in the early Middle Ages, there was a Benedictine monastery on the island.

The area of Sustipanac is 0.013 square kilometers, and the length of the coastline is 0.47 km.