Susak is a unique island in the Adriatic both in terms of its origin and appearance.
The island appears on nautical charts very early, first under the Roman name Sansacus or Sansegus. The first mention of the island in written sources dates back to the middle of the 9th century, when the Saracens and the Venetians clashed in its waters.
Most inhabitants live on the island of Susak after the end of II. world war. Since 1985, Susak has been celebrating Emigrants' Day, the last Sunday in July.
The first settlement, whose origins date back to Roman times, originated on a fertile plateau and is called Gornje selo, while Donje selo, located in the port, is more recent, built during the heyday of viticulture in the late 19th century.
Due to its isolation, Susak has preserved its archaic speech (protected as a movable cultural asset), specific customs and picturesque costumes.
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