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Drvenik Veli


In summer, enjoy the pleace of beautiful bays and beaches

In winter you will be welcomed magic island outside world and time


Drvenik Veli (Italian: Zirona Grande) is an island in Croatian part of Adriatic Sea. The island of Zirona Grande was named after a unique reflective sand that gives a special turquoise color to the sea in Krknjaši and Solinska bay.  It is situated in middle-Dalmatian archipelago, northwest of Šolta, 1.8 kilometres (1.1 miles) from the mainland. Its area is 12.07 square kilometres (4.66 sq mi). The highest peak is 178 metres high. The only settlement on the island is the near-eponymous village of Drvenik Veliki (pronounced [dr̩venik v̞eliki]) with a population of 168 (2001 Croatian census). The island was first inhabited in the 15th century. Croatian monuments from the 13th century, the island is mentioned as "Gerona" or "Giruan". Main industries are agriculture, fishing and tourism. Coast of the island is constituted of many sand and pebble beaches.