About Vela Rava
Rava is an island situated in the Zadar archipelago, between Iž and Dugi Otok, 16 nautical miles (30 km) from Zadar. Its area is 3.6 km2, and it has a population of 117 (as of 2011). The coast of the island is very indented with 15 bays and 15.45 kilometres (9.6 miles) of coastline. The only settlements on the island are Vela Rava and Mala Rava. They are connected with concrete 2 kilometers long road, built on the old island route. The primary industries on Rava island are agriculture (mainly olives, but some vineyards also) and fishing.
Vela Rava is situated in the island center by the coves Marnjica, Grbačina and Grbavač, where most of the newer residential and holiday houses are built. Since Medieval Vela Rava was the main center on the island. In old part of the village, on the top of 82 meters high hill there is a school, which operated until 1990´s. Also there are church and old olive factory. In the newer part of the village, close to Marnjica cove, there are grocery shop, post office and restaurant. In the same cove there is a ship port, where passenger ships for Rava-Zadar connection dock. Visitors can also use services of quality catering object Villa Rava in Grbavač bay.