Zadar - Ugljan - Pašman - Biograd - Sukošan Route!!!
https://www.jadrolinija.hr/ (ferryboat tickets)
Only 30 minute drive with ferry boat you can reach island of Ugljan from Zadar ferry harbour.
On the island you can discover many beaches and pictoresque villages and places. Visit web sites above to find out more about both islands.
Ugljan and Pašman are connected with a bridge so you can use Ferryboat from Zadar - Preko (Ugljan), then drive over to Pašman and use Ferryboat from Tkon to Biograd.
Island Ugljan - Villages
In the island of Ugljan there are many fishermen and tourist villages mainly placed in the North east side of the island in natural coves; and the most famous are: Ugljan, Lukoran, Sutomiscica, Poljana, Preko, Kali and Kukljica.
If you like hiking, visit the Fort of St. Mihovil above Preko.
Veli Lukoran is a peaceful of secret coves and beaches where pine trees touch the sea. There are many country houses from which the most famous is summer castle of the family de Ponte from 17th. century. in Mali Lukoran. As they say in Mali Lukoran, this area was a place for vacation since ancient times. Legend says that a poet Petar Preradovic, amazed by sunrise in the island got inspired to write famous patriotic song "Zora puca".
Placed in a big, protected cove Sutomiscica offers safe anchorage to seamen. Numerous gardens are testimony for hard labor of the islanders. There are many pomegranate bushes, that bring their fruits in September, around the day of the saint patron of the village St. Eufemia. There is a famous baroque summer castle of the famous family Lantana, from Zadar, 17 th. century.
Picturesque place in the cove that is surrounded by the peninsula of St Peter with Romanic church from 13th century on one part and on the other side houses with green gardens. Many wells with springs of water and many hours of insulation per year are the reason why vegetables grow so well in here.
Preko is a central village in the island of Ugljan, and its name says it is placed just opposite the town of Zadar(preko-croatian for opposite), with ancient parts of typical Dalmatian architecture with many country houses owned by aristocratic families. You can feel the Mediterranean atmosphere walking along lungo mare or from many coffee bars and restaurants with a view to the channel of Zadar. Only 80 m from the village there is an idyllic island of Galevac (Skoljic) covered with dense Mediterranean vegetation that hides the Franciscan convent from 15th century. In the east part of the village , near the ferry port there is a Romanic church of St John from 11th century.
Kali is a village of famous fishermen of Adriatic's that are also proven as seamen in the seas of the world. Its uniqueness is in two ports full of fishermen boats and fishermen repairing their nets. The ancient nucleus of the village with narrow streets and stone houses in Dalmatian stile is placed in the hill from which you can have the beautiful view to the surroundings, and everything is dominated by tower bell of the baroque church of the St Lawrence, patron of Kali.
Village placed in the southeast of the island near the channel of Zdrelac. The old nucleus with original architectures divided from the tourist peninsula of Zelana punta by a great natural cove with a port always full of fishermen boats and sailing boats. Valuable monument is the church of St Hieronymus from 15th century in the cove of Kostanj. Every year for the festivity of Our lady of the snow (05.08) there is a procession of boats from Kukljica to the church of Our Lady of the snow in the channel of Zdrelac, where it was snowing on the day of 5th of August, one summer day 400 years ago, as the legend says .
Island Pašman - Villages
Ždrelac is the largest town on the island of Pašman and is located right next to the bridge that connects Pašman with Ugljan. It is adorned with four beautiful beaches which will meet all your expectations. The view it offers from the bridge is not to be missed. If you are coming by sea, in Ždrelac you can look for a berth on several small moors, and the main harbour is located in the centre of the town. Ždrelac offers long walks, numerous possibilities for running and cycling, a variety of activities at sea and culinary enjoyment in ecologically grown food. Visit the old stone centre of the town that witnessed the indigenous stone construction of the island of Pašman. For those who want to connect the sea air and greenery, there is a pine forest which is located not far from the centre. One day is certainly not enough to visit and feel everything this place has to offer, so be ready because Ždrelac is a place that conquers.
Banj is a place of tradition, cherries, culinary delights and special enjoyment in the Dalmatian way of life. A place that you will surely not visit just once. It has a sandy beach where you can enjoy the sun, but also the natural shade of tamarisk trees. Except for the part along the sea, Banj has a autochthonous old stone town centre and the Church of our Lady of Loreto, which is located on the hill Bokolj. If you are coming by sea, you can look for a berth in the local harbour. For all adventurers and people looking for an active vacation there is the already mentioned hill Bokolj which has a developed path for hiking and walking on the hill. In addition, a number of other options are waiting for you, such as jogging in nature, long walks by the sea, cycling, enjoying marine sports or meditation on hidden places along the coast. Here you will truly awaken all your senses and get a particular desire to return again.
Dobropoljana is situated at the foot of Bokolja, the highest peak on the island of Pašman. It is graced by a long gravel beach where you can refresh yourself, but also enjoy long walks, breathing in the pure sea air. The view of the Pašman channel which extends from Dobropoljana is indescribable, and even more beautiful are the sunsets that you can experience only at this location.
All recreationalists here have the possibility of practising water sports, cycling, jogging, walking and hiking on Bokolj hill where there is a beautiful view point. If you are coming by sea, you can look for a berth in the harbour, which is located in the centre of the town. Enjoying culinary delights and homemade local products make up an indispensable part of the offer. Dobropoljana is a place of adventure, fun, companionship and beauty of the Dalmatian way of life in accordance with its tradition, culture and nature.
Neviđane is adorned by a beautiful long sandy beach surrounded by Tamaris trees offering a view of the Pašman channel and the islet Školjić on which there is a lighthouse. Neviđane are a place where you can enjoy long walks, cycling, walking, recreation and having fun in nature and a preserved landscape. Protected by the old stone centre, Neviđane is a witness of the ancient times in which houses were built solely out of stone, and each of them tells a special story about architecture and their way of life. If you are coming by sea, you can look for a berth in the protected harbour. The autochthonous gastronomic offer of local products and dishes will be an enjoyment for all of your senses. Neviđane are an ideal place for relaxation and recreation, and the combination of sea and greenery guarantees you will completely forget the stresses of life.
Almost along the whole length of Mrljane is a long sandy beach surrounded by Tamaris trees, with lots of room for rest, play and enjoyment. Mrljane offers a view of the the islet of Garmenjak and the Pašman channel. If you are coming by sea, you can look for a berth in the protected harbour. Other than the part that is located by the sea, there is also the extremely interesting and authentic old centre at the foot of Semić hill where the Church of St. Anthony of Padua is located.
To all lovers of exploring, we recommend a visit to Semić hill and the nearby cave Pod Semićem. In Mrljane almost every day you can enjoy watching the traditional Dalmatian games "na boće," and the more courageous can try their luck at playing. There will truly be no lack of recreation, relaxation and enjoyment here.
The beauty of the Taline bay where Barotul is located often leaves unprepared people breathless. Barotul is a place with a beautiful sandy beach which is also the promenade all the way to neighbouring places. Opposite from the bay is the uninhabited islet of Garmenjak that is closest to the island of Pašman. During big tides, it is possible to reach the islets by foot, which is a major attraction for all those wanting to explore untouched nature. All those arriving by sea can seek a berth in the sheltered harbour.
The clean sea and dense pine forests there are almost inseparable, and each one will allow you to fill your lungs with fresh air. Besides its natural beauty, Barotul will win you over with various activities that you can engage in, such as cycling, walking, sea activities and gatherings with friends and family.
Mali Pašman is located near the town of Pašman, and it is interesting in that it is the only place on the island which is not located by the sea. It is close enough, but far enough away to enjoy its special charm and autochtony. Therefore, if you feel the need for greenery and a holiday in harmony with nature, you will certainly find it in Mali Pašman. It has the small church of Saint Roko from 1631.
On the island of Pašman is located the same place. It is situated in the middle of the island, and it is adorned with two beautiful sandy beaches, islets Komornik, Babac and Muntan, a long promenade along the sea and old stone centre that is a memory of ancient times. If you are coming by sea, Pašman provides a safe harbour for berthing boats. It is a place that conquers with the beauty of its landscapes, and it was first mentioned back in 1067 by the King Petar Krešimir IV under the name "Postimana".
If you are ready for a holiday where you will revive all your senses, do not miss visiting Pašman. You will be awaited with tasting authentic dishes, homemade products, entertainment, a clean sea, long walks, recreation and bike trails, and for adventurers and explorers, we recommend a visit to the Bobića cave in the Soline bay and Mariščica cave.
Kraj is located on the southeast side of the island and offers view of the Pašman channel and the islands Mali and Veliki Dužac. If you decide to visit Kraj, among the things that you should not miss are certainly two beautiful sandy beaches, the old centre with stone houses that are an example of traditional construction and the Franciscan monastery of St. Dujam from the 14th century with a church and museum.
It is a place where you can feel the way of life of the Dalmatian Islands and all that modern man needs to free himself of stress. Surrounded by olive groves, vineyards and forests, Kraj is the ideal the harmony of sea and greenery. For all the adventurous, Kraj offers the possibility of practising various water sports, walking or running along the coast, cycling, hiking and many other activities.
Make one round route and enjoy.