TZ Preko - Hidden bays

Bay Prtljug

Quiet small port with several houses and a berth for boats of local fishermen. Next to the harbour is a pebble beach suitable for adventurers and fans of peace and quiet.

Bay Svitla

The bay Svitla is located below the hill Vela straža. In the past it was a safe haven for locals of the island Iž who travelled to Zadar through Preko. The bay was named after the custom of lighting lights, signalizing to the neighbouring island Iž that someone is waiting for a return transport to the island. This was the way of connecting Iž to the mainland until the establishment of ferry and shipping lines with Zadar. Today bay Svitla is an attractive beach and picnic area. It is recommended to take a car or bicycle for the first part of the road, and then you have a fifteen minute walk, descending the rocky terrain down the cliff. This area is an oasis of peace, breath-taking nature and crystal clear sea