Susak

Due to the fact that this island is the farthest from the insular and mainland centres, it has retained many primeval traditions, from speech to customs and folk-costume.

Nowadays, Susak has some 200 inhabitants and the intensification of wine production will probably bring more settlers to the island.

In comparison to the other islands of this group and generally all the islands of the Adriatic, stone is something precious on Susak. On a limestone base there is a layer of approximately 100 meters of compact sand.The island has sandy beaches.

The only settlement on the island is divided into two parts: the older Gornje Selo (Upper village) was founded around the former Benedictine monastery of St. Nicholas from the 11th century; and the Donje Selo (Lower village). On Susak special attention must be paid to the famous wine and to the female folk-costume, which is very distinct because it has a very short skirt and is made in very garish colours.The island of Susak, made of sand, is a unique island in the Adriatic.

It has unique natural features and a rich cultural heritage.

The sea is clean and rich in fish.The island is inhabited by hard-working wine-growers and fishermen, who have maintained their archaic dialect, specific customs and traditional folk costumes.