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Islands and archipel of Zadar

Zadar Islands or "archipelago of Zadar" is the name of the islands that are spreading in Northern Dalmatia, engraving Zadar with which the inhabited islands are connected with a boat lines. It is a unique phenomenon with over a hundred islands and islets on a relatively small space so in the entire Mediterranean it is possible to find such an indented coastal line only in Greece.

A jewel of the Archipelago are Kornati islands, the same named National Park with it's 89 uninhabited islands, but also those inhabited and larger as Dugi otok, Ugljan, Pag and Pasman are with possibilities typical for archipelago, with numerous hidden places, bays, beaches where one can spend a day in idyllic peace and quiet, alone.

Brbinj - Dugi Otok

Preko island Ugljan Veli Rat lighthouse Bozava Brbinj island Molat

Most of the islands of the Archipel are uninhabited so the visitors coming with a boat can find numerous landscapes and ambiences that are still presenting in natural, authentic configuration with no human interference. It is usual to visit the Archipel with a daily organized excursions, organized from, more or less, all the places of Riviera with tourist or rearranged fishermen's boats.

Guests who decide to spend their holiday on the islands, will obligatory have to pass through Zadar, from which boats and ferries for all the islands sail out, and prepare themselves for an "extreme type of holiday" in zones far away from a mass tourism, with few restaurants or a market nearby, sometimes in conditions of a "Robinson tourism".
Zadar's archipelago is one of the last places where that kind of holistic experience is possible in direct contact with intact nature and the sea.

  Dugi Otok Island Ugljan Island Pasman Island Pag  

The small Zadar's islands - all islands of the Zadar archipelago are able to offer a holiday far away from the usual tourist crowds, but even more the small islands as : Molat , Olib , Silba , Zverinac , Rava , Iz , Sestrunj , Rivanj , Ist, Osljak , Premuda where often it is not even possible to bring the car and in some cases the the cars are even explicitly forbidden. Today's newspapers are read on these islands after noon, or even later, when they are brought by the ship. The only way in which is possible to reach the island, for persons or things, is by boat and it comes, well that happens, once daily, or 2-3 times per week out of season. The arrival of the ship is the main event on the island. To receive the signal of mobile phones, often you have to take a walk up to the highest peak of the island. Of course, in places like these, the relax is guaranteed. After a few days you will know personally all the guests on the island and you will be able to choose the beach according to your preference to stay in the company, or alone.

The smallest Zadar's islands – are those where there are no towns, but only a few houses. These are usually stone houses that were once used by fishermen to protect themselves during storms, or to avoid having to back home during the fishing periods. The houses that today have been refurbished to be rented to tourists who love the so-called " robinson tourism". In the archipelago of Zadar islets of this type are, among others: Lavdara, Krknata, Kornat, Zut, Brusnjak, Lavsa ... There are no ships to get there, but you can reach by boat - your own, or in agreement with the owners of the house, hire their boat. To stay in the homes of the fishermen you need to prepare very well, carry almost everything necessary because only in some areas of the archipelago with 2-3 houses "together", comes every 2-3 days the boat-shop with the possibility to buy food or you need to go with your boat up to the nearest town. Just like the "real robinsons".

  Molat Lavdara Zverinac Silba Kornat Vir Krknata Iz  

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