Going through the gorge of Vratnik by a long tunnel that pierces the ridge of the mountain, one emerges on the southern slope of the island and the village of Zavala. It is a picturesque village, on a slope by the sea with several beautiful pebble beaches, which is why the place was called Zaca - from "zalca" (pebbles) - in the 15th century. Here is found the Dubokovic-Nadalini country house from the first half of the 19th century, with the chapel of Sv. Juraj (St. George) from 1866.

The wooded island of Scedro, an area of 900 hectares, can be reached in half an hour's trip by motor boat from Zavala. The deep and sheltered bays of the islands, known from ancient times, gave their name to the island (Scedri=charitable, merciful). There are Illyrian mounds of impressive size, called "kadunje" after the large quantities of snails on them. There are also remains of the Dominican monastery of Sv. Marija od milosti (Our Lady of Mercy) from 1465.