Ugljan is the most densely populated of Croatia's islands, and is just a short hop from Zadar. The island of Ugljan is located just a short hop from the mainland city of Zadar, and is the first island most people come across when they are travelling to the Zadar Archipelago. Covering just over 50 kilometres of surface area, the island has a population of around 7500 people, meaning that it is one of the more heavily populated islands in the region.
The economy here is predominately agricultural, with the main produce of the island being fruit, olive oil and wine. The seas around here are also a source of excellent sea food, which anyone staying in Ugljan holiday cottages can enjoy. The shellfish and clams are considered especially good. There is also the chance to go hunting during the season, with hares, pigeons, quail, rabbits and pheasants all lurking amid the deep undergrowth. Many sailors visit the island because of its naturally sheltered shoreline, and the cove of Muline is particularly recognised as an excellent harbour for boats. Visitors to Island Ugljan holiday rentals can also learn to scuba dive on the island, while the nearby islands of Idula, Paranak and Tri sestrice have nudist beaches, for anyone feeling daring and uninhibited on their holidays. Sea kayaks and peddle boats can also be hired, for people who want to explore the waters in a less dramatic fashion. Explore the sparkling blue waters of Palamos Holiday Villas, a summer holiday jewel set on the golden Costa Brava coast.
Try your hand at scuba diving and wander along miles of golden sands during your Ugljan Island Holidays
Many hikers and cyclists will also enjoy a stay in Ugljan cottage rentals. There are five well-marked cycle paths which take riders on well-demarcated routes around the island, linking the small villages with each other. Hikers will also enjoy the kind of walks though Mediterranean vegetation that the island can offer. Plentiful Roman remains testify to how long the island has been occupied, and there are a number of interesting medieval churches to visit for any history enthusiasts staying in Island Ugljan holiday rentals. A Franciscan monastery at the village of Ugljan itself dates back to 1430, and Poljana has a 13th century church. For another European holiday destination brimming with fascinating history, why not take a look at Franconia Holiday Rentals, where there are a lot of museums for the history buff to discover and enjoy.
The Festival of Our Lade of the Snow takes place annually in Ugljan. With a pleasant maritime environment to enjoy, along with great sea food and local produce, a trip to Island Ugljan holiday rentals is the ideal way to experience the charms of this part of Croatia. Whether a visitor wants to sail, swim or cycle, or simply sit and enjoy the view, they can find a perfect spot to do it here. Take a look at Møns Holiday Cottages to experience an island holiday in nothern Europe. Do you feel you want a break from sunny and hot beach holidays and want to experience something completely different? Look no further than Isola 2000 Chalets. Take a year off from soaking up the sun on the beach and get active in one of the French Alps most magical holiday regions. Snowing, skiing, snowboarding, hiking and mountain biking await you....