Welcome to Poljana, a small place on the island of Ugljan, one of the most beautiful islands in the archipelago of Zadar.
Poljana is an attractive and peaceful place situated in the natural environment and known for the hospitality of its people.
What makes the place so unique are the springs of clear water which make growing of fruit and vegetables easy throughout the year. Beautiful beaches stretch through the entire place. Therefore, our guests can enjoy the long promenades in the pine shadows as well as clean beaches and numerous interesting diving locations. There are also nice cycling paths, jogging routes and a possibility of sailing or kayaking in the channel of Zadar. In the center of Povljana there is a store and a couple of restaurants offering traditional Dalmatian dishes. Recreation center „Bobac“ offers a wide range of sports activities – football, basketball, tennis, bowling and many other sport disciplines. There are also two beautiful national parks nearby – Kornati and Paklenica.
The church of St. Peter (XII cent.) is situated on the cape of St. Peter and is protected as a cultural heritage. Queen of Peace church is situated in the center of Poljana. The hill with the fortification of St. Michael ascends in the hinterland, together with the remains of the church also named after St. Michael.
From Poljana one can enjoy an amazing view of Zadar, thousands of years old town of exquisite beauty. What naturally devides Zadar from the island of Ugljan is the channel 2.5 NM wide. Due to the rich vegetation, olive-groves and pine trees the island is often referred to as the „green island“ of the Northern Dalmatia. Many protected bays make this island the most suitable place for fishery in the Adriatic Sea. The old fishermen's settlements give a special charm to the place where man, sea and stone co-exist in an untouched nature. The olive-groves are very valuable for the island, since they give the oil of highest quality, which has already won numerous prizes. The island is also famous for the hospitality of the locals who do their best to introduce their homeland to the guests willing to meet it.
The island stretches from northwest towards southeast and is 24 km long and 3-4 km wide. Its dry stone walls are interlaced all over the island and form a perfect „lace“. This phenomenon has resulted with many centuries of clearing the land in order to get as much as possible fertile land for growing olives, figs and other Mediterranean herbs.What mostly attracts the visitors to this beautiful island is a mild climate with many sunny hours per year and an average temperatures between 16 – 18 ˚C. Furthermore, a crystal clear sea, numerous sandy and stone beaches, as well as small, intriguing islets that lie in the area.