Preko, Croatia - holiday information

Preko, Ugljan, Croatia – visitor information

An administrative and traffic centre of the island the settlement got its name because it is located opposite to Zadar (preko in Croatian means “over, on the opposite side”). It is also called the green island because the settlement is covered in thick maquis shrubland, pines, olive groves, figs, grapes and other Mediterranean vegetation. The recognizable Dalmatian architecture is visible through the old part where the summer houses are located. Strolling down Lungomare or sitting on one of the terraces with a view on the Zadar channel you will enable you to feel the Mediterranean ambience. Preko is also the nearest departing point for the excursion to fort St. Michael (Sv. Mihovil, that is 265m above sea level) to which leads a 3km long asphalt road. From the fort spreads a view onto more than 200 islands of the Zadar archipelago and onto the national park  Kornati. Only 80 m away from Preko lies an idyllic isle Galevac (Skoljic) covered with thick Mediterranean vegetation that hides a valuable Franciscan convent from the 15th century. It is a favourite swimming spot, along with the Jaz beach in the vicinity which carries the blue flag – symbol of clean sea. On the eastern side of the settlement, near a ferry dock there is a Romanesque church of St. John (11th century). Preko has a well equipped marina and many natural docking areas and coves so it is favourite among yachtsmen. In the settlement you can get entertained with sport fishing, scuba diving, bicycling or you can head out for an excursion to one of the national parks, go rafting or visit the nearby island and Zadar.

Preko – basic information

Preko – population: 1351, Preko - day/ saint: saint : Gospa od ruzarija

Distance from bigger centres

Preko - Makarska. 213km, Preko- Split: 165km, Preko - Pula: 397km, Preko - Rijeka: 169km, Preko - Zadar: 8km, Preko - Šibenik: 101km, Preko - Dubrovnik: 393km, Preko - Zagreb: 293km

Possibility of accomodation

private accomodation, apartments, rooms, pensions


pebble, sandy, stone, concreted

Facilities and authorities

emergency, self-service shops, gas station, post office, bank, exchange office, farmacy

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, pizzerias, saloons

Night life

musical evenings in the town

Additional offer

croatian national park nearby, croatian natural reservation nearby, organised trips to nearby destinations, promenade along the sea, organisation of entertaining and cultural events by the tourist board, organisation of fishermen's nights, organisation of folk entertainments, nautic tourist port in the place

Preko – why choose this destination

clean sea, beautiful beaches, long promenades along the sea, pine wood by the beach, rich cultural life in the place (exibitions, shows, music evenings), place rich with cultural and histirical monuments, tipical croatian fishermen place, interesting diving 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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