Veli Iz harbor with boats of local residents. Hotel Korinjak and the beach are located in the grove. Source: odmorzadusu.hr
Island of Iz is located between the Island of Ugljan
and Dugi Otok
, 41 nautical miles from Zadar
. It has been inhabited since prehistoric times, and in Medieval Ages it was named Ez. There are about 10 islets in the area, with the largest being Knezak, while Rutnjak is landscaped as a park and is ideal for nudists. The island has about 600 inhabitants who focus on marine activities, fishing, agriculture, and lately hospitality service. Seafood is served in several restaurants and taverns (Galija, Porat, Lanterna, Luzarija, Knez, Rajko) and one can find accommodation in apartments and rooms owned by
Coves, harbors, hills and apartments around Mali Iz are an ideal opportunity for quiet vacation. Source: apartmanihrvatska.hr
the locals. Other than apartments, Veli Iz has Hotel Korinjak with ecological, health and holistic programs named "Vacation for the soul", and vegetarian nutrition. Nearby, there is also a camp where guests can stay in a pine forest by the sea. Veli Iz is the largest settlement with the preserved old core, rebuilt Church of St. Peter and Paul that was first mentioned in the 14th century, culture house, ethnographic collection with Iz ceramic items and a harbor for boats and yachts. From Korinjak Hill (168m) you can enjoy the view of the village, Iz Strait and the surrounding islets. If you continue
Beach in Veli Iz with shade and paved coast is suitable for family vacation. Source: villamariaiz.com
on by road, 4km to the south you will find Mali Iz, with the 11th century church above the village, and not far from there is also a castle fortress. Walk through the fields with the scent of pine and healing plants in the air is truly relaxing for body and spirit, for both, recreationists and families with children. Iz has a traditional souvenir "iski lopiz" that is a dish made of clay. Iska festa (Iz celebration) is held on 29th of September when the locals dress in traditional costumes, homemade dishes are prepared and old island dances are performed. The center of the event is the selection of Iz king. Mali Iz consists of hamlets Porovac, Makovac and Muce (Mucel), and Knez and Komoseva coves. Ferry will take you from Zadar to the ferry port in Brsanj, near Mali Iz.
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