Dugi Otok is well known for it's nature park Telascica which is a natural extension of Kornati islands - it is a very long bay about 10km, and it’s width stretches from very narrow one (about 160 m) to almost 2 km.
Dugi Otok is suitable for trekking, walking, riding a bike, and fishing (it is allowded all over the island, except Park of Nature Telascica), and, if you are not comming by a boat, you can easily rent it, and investigate the beaches approachable only from the sea, or some of many other surrounding islands.
The beaches at Dugi otok are mostly rocky, and in villages with concrete terrasses. Most of the coast is not high, so it could easily be reached from the sea as from the land. At the nort part of the island, there is a beautiful sandy beach, Saharun. Naturism is often practiced, so, excluding the beaches in the villages and ports, all other can be concerned "mixed" or naturist. (Check photos: Dugi Otok - Telascica & cliffs of Telascica, Dugi Otok)
Dugi Otok Hotels
Ferries to Dugi Otok:
Places on Dugi Otok Island:
Boava - One of the nicest ports of Dugi otok with long touristic tradition. Placed in a bay surrounded by pine woods. Accommodation is available in hotel complex and private apartments. From reach touristic offer we especially point excellent restaurants and diving center, which is active for a many many years because the village is surrounded with many attractive touristic destinations. At summer months, in Bozava port there are many tourist yachts. At Bozava pristaju regular boat lines from Zadar. There are post office, ambulance, tourist office, shops and restaurants in the village.
Sali - Touristic and fisherman's village at the south end of the island, towards Kornati archipelago. Sali is the biggest island's port, and the last point to nautics in their navigation to National park Kornati and Park of Nature Telašcica.With it's 1.000 inhabitants, it is biggest and main island's center, from ancient times known for preparation of fish. In Sali, there is one of the oldest factories for preparation of sardinas at the whole Adriatic , Mardesic. At summer afternoons, there are many tourist yachts in Sali's port , at the south-west side of the village there
is a new, 100 m long mole, built recently. Hydrogliser from Zadar and a boat called Lara, also from Zadar,
regularly consent. For 43 years, at the first weekend of August farly
known Saljska fiesta Saljske Uzance, takes place. It's traditional
fishermans fiesta with fishing contest and races of donkies
and other sports and cultural manifestations. Sali offers quite vacations in private accommodation
or in hotel complex. There are two diving centers in the village,
because the village is surrounded by many attractive diving
Zaglav is one of smaller island's villages; placed at the south part of the island , 4 km from Sali (the biggest village). Zaglav is placed in well protected bay. Beside for two excelant restaurants, it is farly known because there is the only gas station at the island (for both car and boats) and in wide aquatory. The village is placed under bay Triluke, which is surrounded by fields, makia and olive gardens. For the first time it was mentioned in documents from XV. century, and it was inhabitated by refudges from Turkish emperors. From the same century dates an old Franciscan monastry and St. Mihovil's Church. The port is protected by long barrage, which conects Dugi otok's coast with small island towards it, on which there is a lighthouse. In private accommodation, you can enjoy peaceful and pleasant vacation.
Zman was first mentioned in XIV.
century by name Mezano. The village is surrounded by rugged
lakes Velo jezero i Malo jezero, which are the main and only
source of watter to local fields, especially vineyards, from
the late autumn till spring. Zman's port is suitable for consenting your boat.
Luka is pitoresque village at the east side of the island, with well protected port, one of the biggest at Dugi otok. At the entrance to the bay there is little island Lucki placed, suitable for pristajanje and swiming. Under the village there is a hill Vela straza (338 metara), the highest point of the island. Close to Vela straza there are tree caves, the nicest Kozja pec with a 30 m long hole. Accommodation is available in private apartments, pansions and in the small hotel. Luka guarantees peaceful vacation without tense, far away from mass tourism, with peaceful bays and beaches and hospital service.
Vela Rava is center and main village at the island Rava. In Vela Rava there is the only school, church, market and post office at the whole island. There is a football 'stadion' where each year, at the day of Rava's Fiesta, traditional tournaments take place for a many decades now.
Mala Rava is placed on the north side of the island. In main bay, Lokvina, are suited most of houses. It is oriented to Dugi otok. Bay Tanko, on the opposite side of the main bay, is oriented to island Iz. There is a St.Peter's chappell in the village and an interesting monument built for all the II. World War victims.
Savar is the village in the middle
of the island, first mentioned in XIII. century. It is the smallest bay on the nort-east side of the island.
Mole is placed on the prevlaci which connects the village with
small island Pelegrin, with pitoresque church and old sanitary. Savar is the right choice for those seeking quite vacation and
hospitality. The port Savar is opened to winds from north.
Dragove, is placed on the hill, 4 km south-east from Brbinj at the edge of little field, distanced 400 m from bay Bokasin. Towards the north-east coast are the islands: Tatisnjak, Veliki Planatak, Mali Planatak te Magarcic, and towards south-east coast little island Mezanj with sandy beach.
Soline was first time mentioned in XI. century and it is among the oldest villages at Dugi otok. It is called by saltery, which exists in the bay Soliscica from ancient times. The village is isolated and therefor suitable for quite vacation for families in private accommodation. There is St. Jakob's churc dated from XV. century in the village. South from the village at "east;" side of the island there is a beautifull sandy beach Saharun, surrounded by pine woods, very attractive to swimmers.
Veli rat - One of the most attractive
locations of Dugi otok certainly is Lighthouse in Veli Rat at
last west point of the island, 20 NM at west from Zadar.