Island Dugi Otok

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Dugi otok is an island that belongs to the Zadar archipelago of the North Dalmatian islands which covers an area of 124 square kilometers. The island is 45 km long and 1-4 km wide. The highest peak is Vela Sentry - 338 m. Dugi otok is an ideal destination for tourists who want to spend their holidays in peace and quiet. The island is famous for its natural beauty and especially for the Telascica Nature Park.

The Telašćica cove is located in the southeastern part of the island. It is surrounded by 13 islands, 6 of which are within the bay. It was proclaimed a nature park in 1988 because it was known for its exceptional beauty. Dugi otok is the ideal place for boaters, especially those with smaller boats. Boaters use Dugi otok as a basis from which they explore the famous Kornati and other lesser known islands and islets. There are eleven settlements on the island, such as Sali (the main center of the island), Zaglav, Zman, Luka, Savar, Brbinj, Dragove, Soline, Bozava, Veli Rat, Verunic and Polje.

The main center of the island is Sali, located on the north-east side of the island. It abounds in cultural and religious heritage and is a favorite destination among tourists because of the proximity of the National Park Kornati and Nature Park. You can visit historical monuments such as the parish church of St. Mary, church of St. Roko, church of St. Nicholas as well as the remains of Christian churches in Stivanje field. The inhabitants have long been engaged in farming and fishing, and more recently in organizing excursions, nautical sports and tourism. During the summer many events are organized, such as donkey races, cultural Sali summer and Sali Fiesta.

The island is very well connected with the mainland; there are several local daily ferry boat connections with the mainland and with Ancona during the season. A ferry ride from Zadar takes an hour and a half in the season; it travels 3-4 times a day.

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island Dugi Otok recommended accommodation

* prices for August 2020 based on the maximum capacity for a minimum stay of 7 days

Apartment - Veli Rat (Dugi otok) Lighthouse Veli Rat From 178 €
  • Veli Rat (Dugi otok),
  • Persons: 2-4
  • Guests rating: 4.7
  • Most recent reservation 12 days ago
Apartment - Veli Rat (Dugi otok) Apartment Julijana From 200 €
  • Veli Rat (Dugi otok),
  • Persons: 4
  • Guests rating: 4.7
  • Most recent reservation 3 days ago

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