The island Ugljan is part of the Zadar archipelago and the island nearest to the mianland. There are numerous ferry lines from Zadar and the ride takes about 30 minutes. Ugljan is called the green island, because it is covered with pine forests, olive groves and other Mediterranean vegetation that grows in Croatia. On the north side of the island there are fishing villages, which are recently engaged in tourism; Preko, Kali, Ugljan, Kukljica, Lukoran, and Sutomiscica and other smaller towns. The west side of the island is uninhabited and a paradise for underwater fishermen and for tourists who want to swim in an isolated place. There are numerous field trails on Ugljan suitable for walking or riding bicycles. The town Ugljan with its 9 hamlets is the largest on the island. It has a long tradition in tourism and the tourists love the sandy beaches in the vicinity of Ugljan. You can accommodate in several smaller hotels and numerous private rooms and apartments. As we descend from north to south, we find small places in bays; Lukoran, Sutomiscica, Poljana. Preko has the real Mediterranean atmosphere with an attractive promenade and numerous cafes and restaurants. Here docks the ferry from Zadar. Only 80 meters in front of Preko is a small island Galevac (Skoljic). It is a popular place to swim, together with the sandy beach Jaz, which carries the Blue-flag, symbol that the sea is very clear here. As your accommodation you can choose something from the rich offer of private apartments. Southernly of Preko there are Kali and Kukljica. Kali is also a tourist village with many apartments and restaurants. Fishing festivals, exhibitions, concerts are organized there and you can swim in many nearby bays. Nearby is the island of Pasman and there is the famous place called Tkon. More about Ugljan and Preko find in these articles. You can also go on a trip to the nearby island Dugi otok where you can visit Sali and Bozava. Nearby Biograd and place Pakostane are worth visiting. For those who want to spend some time on the sea there is a large offer of charter boats in Sukosan.
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