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Mala Rava

Rava

National ship line no.405 connects Zadar with islands Iž and Rava.

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History

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Rava island is first mentioned in historic documents dating from 13th century, along with family named Raua, which were land owners there. Island´s residents primary occupation were olive agriculture, vineyards and fishing.

Population has significantly decreased in the second half of 20th century, as a result of emigration in Zadar, other parts of Croatia or european and overseas countries, like USA and Australia. Today there are only around 100 residents on the island.

Attractions and events

Old part of Mala Rava village is situated on higher ground with a few stone house complexes, just little further of Lokvina bay. On the highest point of the village, after World War II., water cistern was built, and it is a largest rainwater tank on the island.

Village has a St. Peter´s chapel, close to unexplored medieval ruins, as well as the monument built as a memory of the victims of World War II.

FOTO: MLADEN RADOLOVIĆ MRLJA

FOTO: MLADEN RADOLOVIĆ MRLJA

Rava festivity

Rava island festivity is held on 15th of August, St Mary´s Assumption holiday.

Except of the tradicional dalmatian party, with lots of music and mediterranean food specialties, visitors can watch or participate in mini soccer tournaments, on the Dragušina playground in Vela Rava.

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