ISLAND TOURS BIOGRAD
The islands of the Zadar archipelago are located in northern Dalmatia and gravitate to the city of Zadar, with which the inhabited islands are connected by boat. It is a unique phenomenon of over a hundred islands and islets in a relatively small area, which makes it unique in the entire Mediterranean.
Island of Pašman
Pašman is a perfect spot for stress-free relaxation. With its numerous bays, sandy beaches and rich flora and fauna, this island exudes security and is inviting on an adventure. When you feel like exploring, take one of the mountain bike trails all the way to the top where you will have a clear view of Kornati islands, Pašman channel and Vrana lake, or simply stop to watch an exquisite sunset that liberates. With a handful of caves, pits and cultural sights, Pašman is full of hidden treasures that are of inestimable historical and cultural importance.
Island of Ugljan
Ugljan is one of the most beautiful and beloved islands in the Zadar archipelago. With a relatively dense population, islanders spread around seven settlements the biggest of which is Preko. All the villages on the island give the impression of a harmonious fusion of luxurious Mediterranean nature, rich cultural and historical heritage as well as the traditional and contemporary living. The best way to get to know the island is on bike. Bike trails take you through the picturesque island dorps, bays and hidden nooks. One such gem is the St. Michael fortress, built in the 12th century by the Venetians. It measures 265 meters in height and makes an ideal point for enjoying superb views across the rest of the island, the Zadar archipelago, the mainland and Dugi Otok.
Sakarun is one of the most famous beaches of Zadar County, located on the northwest coast of Dugi Otok island. Near the beach there are villages of Veli Rat, Verunić, Soline and Božava. Its reputation comes from the white sand and the crystal clear sea, and, since it is surrounded by a pine tree forest, it offers a shade so desirable during the hot summer days. Around 800 meters long, the beach is relatively shallow with the sea that is only 3.5 meters deep at 250 meters from the shore.
The deep bay of Telašćica is one of the most popular havens for yachtsmen in the Adriatic, providing a safe berth during the strongest storms. On the outer side of the Telašćica Bay, vertical cliffs rise into the most prominent steep slope of the Adriatic Sea – the famous “stene” of Dugi Otok island, reaching a height of 161 meter and depths of 85 meters. This is a favorite playing spot for dolphins, while underwater you can spot red corals. Between the bay and the steep cliffs, there is a special gem – a small and very salty lake Mir. Telašćica is approachable by land and partly by road, but for the most part via hiking trails through picturesque Mediterranean landscapes.
When you stay in Biograd na Moru and the Mediterranean Village San Antonio, all the islands of the Zadar archipelago are at your fingertips. From the comfortable rooms, after a rich breakfast, Dugi Otok, Pašman and Ugljan are only a short boat ride away. Contact our staff who will be happy to help you organize trips around the islands. Enjoy your island tours Biograd!