Dugi Otok

Dugi Otok (Croatian for " Long Island", Italian: Isola Lunga ) is an island off the Croatian coast in the Adriatic Sea. It is located off the Dalmatian coast, ferry ride about 1.5 hours from Zadar.

The island gets its name due to its geographical shape with a length of 43 km with a width of only about 5 km. The highest elevation of the island is 300 m above sea level. Dugi Otok has 1,772 inhabitants. While the West Coast largely consists of inaccessible cliffs, are almost all built-up areas on the east side of the island facing the mainland. Sali, with about 900 inhabitants the largest town of the island and unofficial " capital of the island ." Other major settlements are Božava, Bribinj, Luka, Zaglav and Žman. Dugi Otok has no fresh water sources. Therefore, weekly water transport by ship. The island is bordered to the south by the National Park Kornati.

The cliffs of Dugi Otok

The boat passage Mala Proversa with a view of the Kornati

The lighthouse of Veli Rat