The hidden gem of the Adriatic sea

As I mentioned earlier, I’m from Croatia – little country of more then a thousand islands. One of those islands is the island Olib – and I’m free to say it is real hidden gem of the Adriatic.

Located on the border of north Dalmatia and Kvarner, and it belongs to the northern Dalmatia islands.

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Olib sunset

Olib is first mentioned in the time of ancient Greece, by historian Strabo calling it “Aloip”.

It is not famous touristic place, and there are less then a hundred people living there at moment. During the summer months population rises up to maybe 500 people – mostly “old” tourists (like me) and boaters.

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Olib

It is sad to see such a lovely place goes down, especially when there were times, some two hundred years ago, when there were over 2000 people living in Olib, a school with over 2oo pupils, grocery stores, mercant fleet. They had great agriculture made of olive oil making and wine making.

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But, due to world war II., and downy mildew whic occured in the begining of the last century, most of the population went away, to seek better life – mostly across the Atlantic, to the States.

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simply blue…

Olib is beautiful island, there are no hotels there, or apartment complex, but the nature, the sea and the beaches are stunning! I hope you will enjoy the view.

 

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