UGLJAN TOWN, UGLJAN ISLAND
LOCAL AREA, BEACHES & THINGS TO DO
The principal city in the region is Zadar, a busy and lively Mediterranean coastal town with charming narrow streets and alleyways bustling with shops, cafes and restaurants. Historic sites include the city gates and fortress and in particular, the Byzanthium-influenced Cathedral of St Donat originating from the 9th Century is the finest example of Croatian architecture of the old Croatian period. The city has 30 churches all rich in architecture and art and worth visiting.
Church of St Donat
Zadar has a very lively night life with many restaurants, clubs and bars. It is the centre for music parties, and world famous DJs are frequent guests throughout the year. For lovers of classical music there are many concerts too. Famous music festivals take place in Petrcane Village just outside Zadar, ("the New Ibiza", epicentre of the cutting edge music. For those who enjoy classical music, Musical Evenings at St Donat Cathedral provide classical concerts in magical surroundings (Ticket office, telephone 023-314 552 or 00385 23 314 552, 11am-1pm and 7pm-9pm).
Kornati Islands National Park
The Kornati islands are a fascinating group of 140 small islands. Astronauts have said that from space the sea around these islands is the clearest blue in the world. Nowhere in the world are these so many islands in such a small area. The only habitation is by fisherman and sheep farmers who spend the summer on the islands. There are no roads, cars or electricity in the Kornati and the national park is an ecologcal paradise. The islands are famous for their sage honey and for lamb grazed on the herb covered pastures. The rich underwater world abounds with coral, algae and sponges as well as underwater remains from the Roman era. It is no surprise that the Kornati islands attract divers.
Kornati from Dugi Otok
Restaurant on Kornati
The Kornati are a favourite destination for yachtsmen who can fully enjoy the tranquillity of many bays and coves between the islands. However there are many boat trips and excursions that can be made to the islands from Zadar and from neighbouring larger islands. There are twenty restaurants dotted around the islands in sheltered bays where you can relax and swim before enjoying fresh fish and organic produce beautifully cooked before your eyes.
National Park Velebit
Hiking, biking, beautiful nature trails are just some of the activities available in this stunning National Park.
Part of Velebit is Paklenica National Park, a UNESCO designated World Biosphere Reserve, which is located between the highest point of Velebit Mountain (1758m) and the sea. Two fantastic canyons in the Park are Velika and Mala Paklenica canyons and are world famous for mountain climbing. This national park has pine forests, interesting caves, and offers an experience of being in wild and primaeval landscapes. Cliffs soar straight from the sea to heights of 400m. This is a fantastic place for walking and climbing. A wide range of sporting and leisure activities include free-climbing, trekking, picnicking at Lugarnica Forest Hut and the Mill. Jeep safari' into the Velebit National Park can be arranged.
Paklenica National Park
You can visit Velebit Botanical Gardens, which are situated below the Zavizhan cliff on the mountain of Velebit. The gardens are 1480m above the sea level and comprise of 30 hectares of meadows, forests and rocks. Some very rare alpine plants grow there and two of those are only found on Velebit - (Velebit degenie a little yellow rock plant, and Croatian sibirea).
There are 70 caves in the park, Manita Cave being the most beautiful. It is open to visit in the company of a guide and contains stalactites and stalagmites 80,000 years old.
On the mainland to the north of Zadar, this deep inlet is a major tourist attractions. It is a fjord like bay 1km long and 100m wide, which was created when the surface of the sea rose, and a mountain stream became flooded.
Our Villas in Ugljan Town
|Fifteen charming beachside villas on the island of Ugljan, near the famous Kornati Islands, Northern Dalmatia, Croatia. The villas are built overlooking a secluded beach, each has a swimming pool, and is air conditioned. The villas are suitable for individual bookings for 6-8 people, or for larger groups up to 104 people.|
|A four bedroom, four bathroom bright air-conditioned villa with a garden and pool and with wonderful sea views. Less than one minutes walk from a secluded beach. Sleeps 8-10.|