Kukljica - view on the islands
The gate to the NP Kornati and NP Telašćica

About Kukljica

Kukljica is picturesque touristic and fishermen’s village located in the southeast end of the island of Ugljan overlooking the island of Pašman. Diversity in tourism offer and scenic beauty dominated with dense pine forests, sand and rocky beaches on the shores of crystal clear sea, harbour protected by natural cove and a variety of accommodation options in private apartments and rooms, and in Holiday Park Zelena Punta, provide possibilities for ideal vacation.
Kukljica is often referred to as “the gate to the National park Kornati and Nature park Telaščica” due to proximity to the Ždrelac Passage.

Sea-oriented and living off seafaring and fishery for generations. It is favorite holiday destination for many tourists, sailors and hikers, as well as families with children, as well as young and mature visitors.

Historic village core with its original examples of folk architecture is separated from Holiday Park Zelena Punta by large natural cove always filed with fishing and excursion boats, yachts and sailing ships. Walk on coastline and sandy beaches in the shadows of centuries old pines is enjoyment for every guest. Beaches such as Sabuša, Kostanj and Jelenica can be found on the both sides of the island.

Kukljica panorama


District of Kukljica with its four islets Bisage, Golac, Mišnjak and Karantunić is situated at southeast end of the island of Ugljan. On the north side borded by the sea of Zadar canal with only 5 km of flight distance from Sukošan (9.5 km from the city of Zadar), and on the south borded by Middle canal with 5 km flight distance from the shores of island Iž.

On the southeast, Ždrelac Passage separates Kukljica from neighbouring island Pašman but connected with a bridge. Kukljica is spread on 6.9 km2, and its coastlne, which includes 4 islets Bisage, Golac, Mišnjak and Karantunić is 19 km2 long. Coves: Otrić, Kostanj, Gnojišća, Kukljica, Ždrelašćica, Kunčabok, Vela i Mala Sabuša, Jelenica, Bačina Draga, Maževica i Mala Lamjana. Capes: Zaglav (Zelena Punta), rt Glavica, Suhi rt, Karantun and Loparić. Peaks: Straža (152m), Veli vrh (123m), Strženjak (109m) as well as those under 100m of altitude with the lowest Žan peak (13). On the islets the lowest peak is on islet Karantunić 18m high.

Kukljica Ugljan Pašman bridge


Thanks to well connected traffic lines with mainland, mild mediterranean climate, crystal clear sea, proximity to historic city of Zadar as well as national parks, nature parks and many cultural happenings, Kukljica occupies very important place among island destinations of Zadar region.
Unique attraction of the village is traditional procession of boats that is being celebrated since year 1514. on August 5th, when the statue of Our Lady is transported by sea from the Votive church of Our Lady of the Snow in to parish church of St. Paul from XVII. century.
Kukljica is a place where art exhibitions during July and August are being held as well as events such as concerts, theatre plays, poetry nights, Dalmatian festivities and many more that makes Kukljica special and hopefully your next destination.

We are inviting you to visit us and feel the experience of beautiful and preserved nature, as well as the beauty island can give you and that will inspire your constant comebacks.

Kukljica - Mala sabuša beach