Just a few nautical miles from Zadar, you will find the pearl of the Adriatic also known as the island of olives, and it got its name from the word "oil" because of that. The island of Ugljan has seven settlements, the largest of which is Ugljan specifically for its relief characteristics Ugljan is just a short 25-minute boat trip across the Zadar Channel, a green, mountainous island covered with olive groves and dotted with small fishing ports.
This island has become popular for the escape of Zadar for the weekend that come because of the beaches, bike paths and hiking trails.
.Ugljan is 24km long from northwest to southeast and at its widest point it reaches only 4km.The mild east side facing Zadar is more crowded, while the uninhabited west side is rugged and steep.Through the island residents go fishing, they grow olives and grapes and take care of visitors.
On the island itself there are several places to visit - Preko, Kali, Kukljica, Ugljan. You can rent bikes and go through each of them.
Jadrolinija has regular ferries for cars and passengers from Zadar to Ugljan.