Island of Vir
The island with an area of 22 km2 is located 25 km northwest of Zadar and 12 km far from the ancient town of Nin. On the island with about 900 inhabitants, growing grapes and fishing is widely spread; the surface is partly covered by pine groves, partly by shrubs and grasses. From the mainland of the Privlaka peninsula it is separated by 300m wide strait, connected by a modern bridge (no fees). The main center of the island of Vir is the village with the same name, lying in the wide sandy bay Sapavac.
The surroundings are good for water sports. You can see the ruins of a pre-Romanesque church in the port, Romanesque cemetery church of St. John (St. Ivan) and remnants of the former Venetian fortress from the 17th century on the coast. There is a nice view from the highest point of the island, Bandire (112 m) – around the island, surrounding islands to the Velebit mountain range.