Kukljica, Croatia - holiday information

Kukuljica, Ugljan, Croatia – visitor information

Kukuljica is a charming fishing and tourist resort that is situated on the south-eastern side of Ugljan. Natural beauties such as the thick pine forest, crystal clear sea, rocky and sandy beaches, modernly equipped harbour and diverse and rich tourist offer make this place more popular every year among visitors of all ages and different interests. Because of the vicinity of the Zdrela passage, Kukuljica is also called „the gateway of Telascica park and Kornati national park”. The inhabitants have been throughout history practicing fishing and sailing, however in recent times tourism is becoming a vocation most of the population is involved with. A big natural cove with a sheltered harbour which is always filled with fishing and excursion boats, yachts and sailboats separates the old core of the settlement with preserved examples of common architecture from the tourist settlement Zelena Punta. Yachtsmen are here in the right place, since Kukuljica has a naturally sheltered harbour with about 100 berths. Because of an extraordinary geographical position and the vicinity of favourite yachting destinations – this harbour is well visited. Monuments that are of especial value are the renovated church of St. Jerolim from the 13th century (Kostanj cove) and the church of St. Paul in the settlement (17th century) where mass is held on a daily basis. An interesting tourist attraction is held annually every 5th of August on the day of Our Lady of snow when a procession of boats travels through the Zdrelac passage all the way to the church of Our Lady of Snow that dates from the 1514. 

It is at this occasion that the statute of the deity, followed by hundreds of ships of various types and sizes, is carried from the parish church of St. Paul to the chapel of Our Lady of snow, where according to a legend some 500 years ago it snowed in the middle of summer.
Some of the more interesting cultural events are the fishermen nights, the mentioned festival of Our Lady of Snow, international artist colonies, poetry nights and performances of cultural-artistic associations and folklore ensembles. Mild climate enables recreationalists to practise sports all year round. In Kukuljica you can take your pick between tennis and volleyball courts boat and pedal boat rentals, scuba diving, bicycling and walking paths, mini golf courses and many others. You can experience a family atmosphere in taverns and restaurants, and the warmth of hospitable hosts that will offer you numerous Dalmatian specialities starting with fish, crabs, shell fish and other sea delicacies made alongside domestic olives, olive oil of extreme quality. All the dishes are made from natural produce and are autochthon for this region.

Kukljica – basic information

Kukljica – population: 650, Kukljica - day/ saint: saint : Gospa od sniga, 05.08.

Distance from bigger centres

Kukljica - Makarska. 209km, Kukljica- Split: 162km, Kukljica - Pula: 402km, Kukljica - Rijeka: 174km, Kukljica - Zadar: 13km, Kukljica - Šibenik: 72km, Kukljica - Dubrovnik: 389km, Kukljica - Zagreb: 298km

Possibility of accomodation

private accomodation, apartments, rooms


pebble, sandy, stone, concreted

Facilities and authorities

emergency, self-service shops, post office, exchange office, souvenir shops

Sport's and recreative offer

volleyball in the sand, basketball court, tennis court, rent a bike, rent a boat, water sports, walking, jogging tracks, routes for cyclists

Gastronomic offer

restaurants, traditional croatian taverns

Night life

disco club, musical evenings in the town

Additional offer

croatian national park nearby, croatian natural reservation nearby, organised trips to nearby destinations, organised trips to nearby islands, promenade along the sea, organisation of folk entertainments, nautic tourist port in the place

Kukljica – why choose this destination

clean sea, beautiful beaches, long promenades along the sea, pine wood by the beach, nudistic beaches, rich cultural life in the place (exibitions, shows, music evenings), tipical croatian fishermen place, interesting diving sites, interesting wind surfing sites, long cycling routes and walking tracks, possibility for departures on interesting trips, possibility for sailing around islands, genuin gastronomic offer nearby, possibility for getting familiar with the life of people and local customs

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