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Preko is situated in the central part of the island of Ugljan only half an hour by ferry from Zadar.

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Preko is the road and administration center of the island of Ugljan,
situated, as the name states, opposite Zadar. Its old center consists of typical Dalmatian architecture and numerous patrician family summer houses. The best way to feel the Mediterranean atmosphereis by walking along the quay or sipping a favorite drink on one of the terraces with a view of the Zadar Channel.
 
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Preko is the closest starting point for the excursion to St. Michael’s fortress (265 m above sea level). There is a three-km-long asphalted road that leads to the fortress. The view from the fortress spreads over more than 200 islands of the archipelago of Zadar and Kornati National Park.
 
- St.Michael´s fortress
 
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Only about 80 m from Preko lies the idyllic islet of Galevac (Školjić), covered with dense Mediterranean vegetation that shelters the 15th century valuable monastery of Franciscan friars of the third order.
 
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Its sandy beach makes it a popular swimming sight. The nearby cove rightfully carries the blue flag – a symbol of clear sea.
The 11th century Romanesque church of St. John is situated on the
eastern side of the locality, near the ferryboat landing.
 
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Preko and its surrounding area is covered by pine forests, macchia, fig trees, vineyards and olive groves. It has been related to the sea, sailing and fishing for generations, while its 2,000 years of tradition in olive-growing has left thousands of olive trees.
Oils of exceptional quality and finest aromas are produced from these olives.
 
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Over 2,500 hours of sunshine annually, stone and sandy beaches, a clean and crystal-clear sea, various possibilities for accommodation, original cuisine and good ferry-line connections with Zadar and Biograd are only a few reasons to visit and stay on this island.
 
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Preko is situated in the central part of the island of Ugljan only half an hour by ferry from Zadar. Its name in croatian means "opposite" (preko = opposite, on the other side).
 
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From the SW part of Fort of Saint Michael there is a hill Željina (219 m), bottom of which is made of a chain of clifs. The highest cliff is 59,4 m and from the bottom of the cliff to the top of the hill there is 113,6 m. Throught the chain of cliffs there is a mountain road which makes this area an attractive spot for sports and recreation. The beginning of the road is at the parking lot near fort Saint Michael, it goes through Željina, on the northern side of the hill it goes to the fort Saint Michael from where it goes back to the parking lot.
 
Preko - Beaches :
 
In preko there are various kinds of beaches: sandy, gravelly, cemented. The beaches in Preko  are called :
 
- “Jaz” 
- “Sv. Ante”
- “Otočić Galevac”
- “Bilišće”
- “Magazin” 
- the cove  “Svitla”
- the cove “Željina”
 
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Preko - Accomodation :
 
Tourist accommodation in Preko is diverse, with apartments, rooms and boarding houses, there is also one Hotel, the Hotel Preko.
 
Preko - Gastronomy :
 
Light, low caloried, slightly seasoned – boiled – are
the characteristics of the island’s cuisine. Fresh or cooked vegetables, a lot of fish and seafood seasoned with olive oil and wine is the main food of an island dish. Figs and grapes are also very important food on the island. The longevity and slim figure of the islanders is proof that what we introduce into our body is very important.
 
Preko - Sports and Recreation :
 
Fans of active vacation have many opportunities for sport and recreation like: tennis, sea volleyball, soccer, cycling, scuba diving, table tennis, kayak or boat ecc.
The mild climate gives the active vacation lovers, sportsman and recreations a possibility to enjoy sports all year around.
 
- Cycling

The island of Ugljan offer great cycling adventures and recreation
possibilities. Many paths are marked and traced, they connect costal with mountain parts marked paths and offer to each cyclist a chance to learn about cultural heritage and natural resources.
Rocky but accesible inland of the district of Kali, as well as the whole island of Ugljan is criss-crossed with many paths suitable for strolls and cycling tours.
 
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- Walking
 
Beautiful footpaths of the island of Ugljan are ideal for your recreational holiday. While walking for longer periods especially at night you can enjoy music from numerous nearby cafés.
There are more tourist paths (less demanding climbs) passing through centuries-old olive-groves (where we get our high-quality and aromatic oil) that have sweeping views of Kornati and other islands of the Zadar archipelago, as well of the rural agglomerations… Passing there it is quite possible to reach sacral buildings hidden in the pine woods (St. Pelegrin, St. Jerolim, Lady of Loret…)
Walking along the coast one can see the sights of the coastal area of the north-eastern part of the island, beaches, certain towns and their historical and cultural sights, ports and pine woods.
 
- Trekking
 
On the islands of Ugljan there are treaded hill footpaths, the ground is rocky, cracked and uneven. For these sports and recreative activities you need special mountaineering clothes.
 
- Fishing
 
Everyone can do it as a recreation with a possibility of private arrangement, which will additionally complete the special atmosphere if you have not experienced it so far.
 
- Hunting
 
If you are passionate hunter visit Ugljan during hunting season from 01.10.- 31.01 When it is allowed to catch hares, pheasants, pigeons, rabbits and quails. Hunting managements is well organized and offers rich and diverse hunt.
 
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- Scuba diving
 
The real feeling for the sea and the submarine life can be given by diving into its depths. Numerous underwater caves, raptures, reefs, and rich marine flora and fauna is waiting for you.
 
- Boccie
 
Typical for Dalmatian towns; at the beginning it is very interesting to observe this lively game but later you can try playing yourself.
 
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Among many sport activities there are:
 
- rent-a-bike
- animation for children in the Jaz beach
- Swimming school
- art workshops
- watersports
- beach-volley tournaments
- rent-a-car for children
- inflatable castle
- A tour from Preko to recreational road Zeljina to the most beautiful belvedere on Adriatic, The fort of Sv. Mihovil
- rent-a-boat, pedalina or sandolina
- basketball field in the open
- renting hall for basketball, table tennis...
 
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Preko - Cultural Heritage :
 
Preko, as well as other places in this island, have many cultural and historical monuments. Only 3 km from the village of Preko there is the Fort of Saint Michael, from which you can have a magnificent view to more than 200 islands of Zadar archipelago and National Park of Kornati.

Only 80 m from village there is an idillical island of Galevac (Školjić) covered with rich mediterranean vegetation that hides a very valuable franciscan monastery of Saint Paul the Hermit from the 15th century.

In the monastery there is a permanent exhibition of books written in glagolic letters (paleocroatian).
In the eastern part of Preko, near the ferry-boat port, there is a romanic church of Saint John from 11th century.
 
Preko - Events :

- International painters' colony "Jadertina" takes place every september in the island of Galevac near Preko;
- Gallery "Dom na žalu" - permanent exhibitions of croatian and international painters during the year.
- "Brižićevi dvori" in Preko - poetry and a cappella choirs, on the first week-end in august.
- Presentations of different theatre groups and concerts of classical music.
- Performances of folklore groups in the village of Preko.
- Priješka Legrica by the end of August.
- Traditional swimming marathon Preko-Zadar by the end of August.
 
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Preko - Excoursions :
 
- fulday boat excoursion to Bay of Telascica   
- fulday boat excoursion to Kornati National Park 
- individual visit to Paklenica National Park
- individual visit to Plitvice National Park
- individual visit to Park of Nature Vransko jezero
- individual visit of Zadar, Biograd and Nin
- rafting and kayaking on the river of Zrmanja
 
* Kornati islands
 
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