Susak Island Travel Guide

Susak is a small island of Croatia with the population of 200 inhabitants, situated in the Kvarner Bay. Getting to the island is not an easy task. The fastest way is by catamaran from Rijeka (4 hours).

The name Susak is derived from a Greek noun Sansegus (oregano). It was first documented in 884.

Tourist attractions. The list of attractions include the Lighthouse, constructed in 1885, the only wine cellar on the island, the Observation outpost, built by the Yugoslav army and three sacral buildings.

Beaches. You will probably spend most of your time on Susak beaches. Spiaza, the largest bay, is ideal for children due to shallow waters and smooth sand. This is the only beach on Susak Island where clothing optional policy is illegal. Bok is close to Spiaza, but it’s not so developed and is mostly visited by travelers coming by boat or yacht for a one day trip from the nearby island of Mali Losinj. Much more privacy can be found in Baldarka cove, which is covered with pebble and posidonia grass.

Festivals and cultural events. Several special events will make your Susak travel memorable. In the end of July the Emigrant’s day is celebrated, when the whole island revives. Unpredictable Susak Expo, also held in July, is a brave attempt to bring contemporary art to a tiny place like island of Susak, realized by renowned artists of the world. July 15 is the day when Corpus Christi Procession takes place. It starts and ends at the parish church of St. Nicolas.

Restaurants. If you don’t need plush restaurants, you are likely to be satisfied with a simple culinary offer of the island, which is much the same as of other small coastal towns of Croatia. Grilled meat and fish can be tried in Konoba Barbara and No13. Boban’s Konoba is the only place which has pizza on the menu. If you like simple home cooking, visit Megi’s during your Susak travel. Restaurant Zorro is a great place for a drink before swimming in the warm waters of the Spiaza bay.