About Mali Iž
The island of Iž is situated between Dugi otok and Ugljan. It is surrounded by 10 islets and only 14 nautical miles away from Zadar. The island is 12,5 kilometers long and 2,7 kilometers wide. It has a surface of 17,59 square kilometers and 35 kilometers long indented coast.
The island of Iž is also called a small „two-letter kingdom“. Its beauty is known only to a few adventurers and sailors, lovers of pure and untouched nature, who just want to escape and enjoy solitude. There is no mass tourism. Here you can find something that only small hidden islands have – tranquility and local residents hospitality.
Traditional occupation of locals, fishing and agriculture, guarantee delicious homemade food offered in restaurants. Everyday boat connections to Zadar make this island easy accessible to everyone, even families with small children.
Mali Iž is situated in the southern part of the island and consists of several widely scattered villages: Porovac, Knež, Makovac, Komoševa and Muće. Knež and Komoševa are small ports, while other villages are situated at approximately 10 minutes walk from the sea. This village with less than 200 inhabitants, whose traditional occupations are fishing and agriculture, has been inhabited since ancient times. This is evident from the examples of old Croatian architectural heritage, still visible at every step.
Mali Iž is a recommended destination for those who want quiet holidays far away from the tourist hustle and bustle. It is surrounded by a dozen islets and reefs, so there are many explorable locations for sailors and scuba diving fans, while many tourists from Iž visit National Park Kornati as well.
Mali Iž is also a perfect place for those who enjoy spending time on the beach. It has 10 beautiful coves, with sand or gravel. They are: Mala Dumboka, Šolova, Peščenice, Pardešćak, Mali Vodenjak, Bršanj, Komoševa, Knež, Dolinje (Tražet) and Svežina.