Ugljan is one of the most populated islands in the Zadar archipelago and it is situated between Zadar and Dugi Otok Island. The island is located to the northwest of the island of Pasman from which it is connected by a bridge.
In the Zadar archipelago, Ugljan is considered to be the less isolated and is a famous destination for tourists because it is also very close to the Kornati islands Croatia. which are some of the most popular destinations in
It is also a renowned yacht charter destination and hosts 2 beautiful marinas: Marina Preko and Olive island Marin.
Preko is an attractive town which lies in the middle of the northeast coast and its marina lies to the South of the small island of Galovac by the town.
The marina offers 100 berths for yachts measuring up to 20m long and the berths are directed to the outer walls of the harbor to the North and you have to pay attention to the depth between Galovac Island and the mainland which is only 1m.
The Olive island marina on the other hand can accommodate up to 225 yachts that have a maximum length of 45m.
The 2 marinas are located very close to Borik Marina in Zadar and Veli Iz Marina. Both marinas are ideal starting points to start excursions towards some other interesting places in the coast like Krka, Murter, Zadar and Sibenik.
During your visit on the island of Ugljan, you will have the opportunity to explore its main town which bears the same name which is home to the Franciscan St Jerome monastery.
You can also visit the Venetian St Michael Fortress from where you will get a spectacular view of the town and the surrounding islands nearby.
If you are seeking for a more modern town, you can visit the town of Preko which is a more upscale suburb with numerous expensive villas owned by some wealthy residents from Zadar.
You can also visit Kukljica, which is considered as the most touristic places on the island. You will find more than 45 restaurants in the area among which it is particularly recommended to visit Barba Tome, renowned for its excellent dishes.
You will find a rocky beach nearby and some other on the other side of the island which are more popular like Sabusa I Jelenica.