Preko Tourism

Preko is the road and administration centre of the island of Ugljan, and a municipality in Croatia in the Zadar County. Situated, as the name states, opposite Zadar. Its old centre consists of typical Dalmatian architecture and numerous patrician family summer houses. According to the 2001 census, there are 3,871 inhabitants, 87% which are Croats. Sitting in the mountains above Preko, is the castle of St Michael, which is builded by Eastern Roman empire (Byzantine Empire) in 6th century.In the 13th century the castle was rebuild by the Republic of Venice (Italian: Repubblica di Venezia; Venetian: Repùblica Vèneta). It main purpose was control above channel of Zadar and group of islands behind the island Ugljan .The castle was sacked by English crusaders on their way to the Holy Land, and by the Nazis in World war II . The high position of the castle, made it the perfect lookout and listening station for the occupying Germans. Today, the castle is home to a telecommunications station. The best way to feel the Mediterranean atmosphere is by walking along the quay or sipping a favourite drink on one of the terraces with a view of the Zadar Channel. Only about 80 m from Preko lies the idyllic islet of Galevac (Školjić), covered with dense Mediterranean vegetation that shelters the 15th century valuable monastery of Franciscan friars of the third order. Its sandy beach makes it a popular swimming site. The nearby beach Jaz rightfully carries the Blue Flag – a symbol of clear sea. The 11th century Romanesque church of St. John the Baptist is situated on the eastern side of the locality, near the ferryboat landing. Preko is the closest starting point for the excursion to St. Michael’s fortress (265 m above the sea level). The view from the fortress spreads over more than 200 islands of the archipelago of Zadar and Kornati National Park.

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Planning a vacation to Preko in Croatia? This vacation planner will provide you with all the essential information you need. A gripping city on its own right, Zadar also deserves a visit. Zadar, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Sea Organ, Paklenica National Park , The Greeting To The Sun. Popular vacation packages of Preko are of 1-2 days.

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  • Know the pollution level of Preko before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 31.25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 6.25 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 43.75 (Moderate)
  • How safe is Preko for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Preko.

    • Burglary and Theft 26.47 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 19.12 (Very Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 70.59 (High)
    • Car Stealing 19.12 (Very Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 22.06 (Low)
    • Attacks 20.59 (Low)
    • Drug offense 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 82.35 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 70.59 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.94 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 22.06 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 35.29 (Low)
  • Quality of Life Index of Preko is 177.99 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 70.67 (High)
    • Climate Index 88.71 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 13.36 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 26 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 52.33 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 84.26 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 14.48 (High)
    • Purchasing Power Index 52.48 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Preko

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.15 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.36 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 29.33 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 80.43 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 80.43 USD

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