Island of Ugljan – The Olive Island
Ugljan is one of the most picturesque islands in the Zadar archipelago. It lies opposite Zadar from which it is divided by only the few NM of the Zadar Channel. This eternally green island is covered by olive groves, pomegranate trees, idyllic coves and colorful fishing ports. It has been tied to the sea, seafaring and fishing for generations. More than two thousand years of traditional olive processing has left thousands of olive trees that offer oil of exceptional quality and aroma. Fishing and tourist localities extend along the eastern side of the island, among which the most well-known are Preko, Kukljica, Kali and Ugljan. The other side of the island is mainly uninhabited and steep. Thanks to its coves, surrounding islands and a rich maritime underworld it is a real challenge for diving and game fishing. The wavy high plains of the inland are covered with around ten kilometers of trekking and biking trails, leaving an unforgettable picture of colors, odors and panorama to all passers-by.
Most of the inhabitants of the island, around 7,500, deal mainly with olive growing, fishing and, of course, tourism. The mild Mediterranean climate, the blue sea, rocky and sandy beaches, tens of islands and islets in the proximity make the fertile island Ugljan all the more desirable for see and island lovers.
The House – our space
The beautiful Mediterranean house is located in Poljana, a small fisherman village.
It is located just 20 meters from the tiny harbour, in the second row of houses next to the sea.
Close enough to clean the fish scales on the dock before putting them on the grill on the veranda.
There are five rooms on the ground floor, and two on each of the upper floors.
You will find towels, linens and toilet paper upon your arrival, and possibly some treats for tired travelers, depending on the day and what’s in season.
There are about 5 bathrooms in the house, and you might have to share one with your next door neighbors.
There is a kitchen, terrace, and outdoor seating area.
The smaller kitchen is free to use, while the main kitchen on the ground floor is accessible only to the cooking ‘staff’.
We will be enjoying our meal times mostly outdoors, in the little loggia with a grill or on the terrace seated at a big table.
Depending on the weather we will be practicing on the upstairs terrace, down on the beach next to the sea, or in an indoor area nearby in the case of rain.
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How to get there
Apartments Ferina, Put Jame 11c, 23273, Poljana, Croatia
♥ From Airport (Zemunik) to town Zadar and to island Ugljan
The nearest city to Ugljan island is the town Zadar, with service by Ryanair.
- Take the bus or the taxi from the airport to the old city port in Zadar (Stara Luka). From old city port Zadar take the ferry to Preko, on the island Ugljan. We will pick you up with a car and take you to the house in Poljana. The Airport bus departures in front of the international terminal. Driving time to the centre of Zadar is approximately 20 minutes.
- You can see departure times in both directions here.
- Price for a one way ticket with the airport bus is 25 Kuna (3.39€), which can be bought on the bus. Taxi is the fastest alternative to the airport bus and is approx. 20€. The ferry (run by Jadrolinija) from Zadar to Preko takes 25 minutes. The prices are 15Kn (2€) or 18Kn (2.44€).
- There is a ferry that connects ferry port Zadar on the Croatian mainland with ferry port Preko on the island of Ugljan.
- Let us know about your arrival plans and we can help you arrange the most convenient option!