Ugljan

Ugljan Green island, called the Zadar garden, situated across the channel and in front of the city it is connected to by ferryboat.

Green island, called the Zadar garden, situated across the channel and in front of the city it is connected to by ferryboat. From the Roman villa rustica to the Middle Ages, this island served as summerhouse for the nobility and the rich (Califfi, De Ponte, Bartolazzi, Benja, …). Olive growing has been nurtured here from the Roman Veteran Galliano, who had property here in the hamlet of Muline and an oil mill for processing the famous Liburnian olive oil which is being done to this day. The fortress of St. Mihovil (Michael) dominates the island and offers unforgettable views of the Zadar archipelago. The old fishing localities are Kukljica, Kali, Preko, Ugljan, Lukoran, Poljana and Sutomišćica among which Kali is most famous for its fishermen who fish tuna all over the world. Today all the localities are dedicated mostly to tourism. Two quaint islands lying in front of Ugljan are Ošljak with a characteristic fishing port and Galevac with its Franciscan monastery. These pleasant islets offer safe port and anchorage. Valid reason for visiting Ugljan is the peacefulness of the Franciscan monastery, antique ruins, cyling or walking on the kilometre-long trails along the dry stone walls, unforgettable view from Fortress Sv. Mihovil or just taking it easy on the beach.  The municipality covers the islands of Rivanj and Sestrunj, which offer pleasure in sailing around them or just relaxing in the gentle coves.

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