Preko is the road and the 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 atmosphere is by walking along the quay or sipping a favorite drink on one of the terraces with a view of the Zadar Channel.
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. Its sandy beach makes it a popular swimming site. The nearby beach Jaz 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. Preko is the closest starting point for the excursion to St. Michael’s fortress (265 m above the sea level). The view from the fortress spreads over more than 200 islands of the archipelago of Zadar and Kornati National Park.
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