About Veli 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.
Veli Iž is one of two villages on the island, located on northeastern part of island Iž. There you can feel traditional and origin lifestyle. Olive growing, fishing and maritime jobs are most common among few locals of Veli Iž. A quiet place with well-proportioned architecture has several lovely structures in the Romanesque style. Valuable exhibits can be found in the Heritage Museum. Veli Iž has a preserved old nucleus, and in the center of the locality stands the renewed church of St Peter and Paul. Also, it has a few traditional restaurants, three bars, grocery shop, post office, clinic as well as hotel and modern marina.