Lighthouses

Veli Rat - Dugi otok

Distance
  20 NM from Zadar
  Capacity
 

1/3 +1/4 apartments/people, 2 apartments; lighthouse keeper

  ST-0003-A1:
approx. 48 m2, one double room (16 m2), kitchen with sofa (22 m2), shower-washroom (7 m2)

ST-0003-A2:
approx. 41 m2, one three bed room (21 m2), kitchen (14 m2), shower-washroom (4 m2)
  Description
  The lighthouse was built in 1849 on the southwestern cape of the island of Dugi otok, 35 km west of the city of Zadar. The villages of Veli Rat, Verunic and Polje are 3 km away, while the ferry port in Bribinj is 20 km away. The lighthouse, surrounded by pine trees, beautiful bays and pebble beaches, is considered one of the most beautiful on the Adriatic. Veli Rat offers an unforgettable experience - splendid views from the 40 m high lighthouse tower. The lighthouse has one four-bed and one three-bed apartment. The lighthouse can be reached by car. Due to roads leading to neighboring places, a regular supply of provisions is not a problem. Dense pine woods surrounding the lighthouse offer a wide range of activities for active holiday lovers who are not primarily interested in suntanning and swimming. The surrounding waters are rich in various types of fish. During your stay in Veli Rat, you can visit Kornati National Park and Telascica Nature Park nearby. The starting punto for trips to Kornati is the place of Sali on the other side of Dugi otok. The lighthouse has always had a lighthouse keeper and there has always been a waiting list, since many lighthouse keepers have been dreaming of spending at least some time in this unique lighthouse. At the moment, the lighthouse keeper Zvone, his wife and daughter Ivana live in the lighthouse. If you decide to spend your holiday in Veli Rat, their hospitality awaits you.
  BEACHES
There are two wonderful pebble beaches suitable for small children in the vicinity of the lighthouse. If you go for a walk, you will pass by several charming bays.

UNDERWATERS
Waters surrounding the lighthouse are relatively shallow and great for underwater fishing. The best underwater fishing area is about 2 miles east of the lighthouse, where there are steep cliffs. The Lagnici cliffs surround the shallow waters on the western side where you will find a shipwreck. East of Veli Rat, the seabed is extremely deep, which is somewhat unusual for this part of the island of Dugi otok. (this part can be left out) The islet of Mezanj nearby is famous as a favorable fishing area.

TRANSFER
The island of Dugi otok is connected to the mainland by ferry line Zadar - Bribinj (20 NM, the ferry trip takes an hour and 15 min). The lighthouse is some 20 km form Bribinj and can be reached by car by taking the asphalt road.
Please check the ferry line schedule ( www.jadrolinija.hr ) since it changes depending on the season. We recommend you arrive in the port of Zadar on time in order to be certain that you will embark a ferry in high season.

PROVISIONS
There is an open market, as well as many grocery stores in the vicinity of the port of Zadar. Please keep in mind that prices on Dugi otok are much higher than in Zadar, while it might be difficult to purchase some provisions during high season, such as fresh meat. We advise you to purchase provisions in Bozava or in the place of Sali on the other side of the island, where there is a much better selection. Fish can be bought from the lighthouse keeper if arranged in advance, while you can also arrange preparation of fish specialties with the lighthouse keeper and his wife.

Note: We kindly ask you to arrive in the lighthouse at around 14h since previous guests must leave the apartment by noon, and apartments must be cleaned and prepared for your arrival.

INTERESTING TO KNOW
The thick lighthouse walls, that according to legend contain thousands of egg-whites to make them more resistant to wind and sea, protect you from the blazing sun in the summer months. There is an old church under a century-old pine tree in the large paved yard, that might one day become an ideal place for a romantic wedding.


PRICE LIST - SEASON 2006
season 1
01.07 - 25.08.
season 2
03.06 - 30.06.
26.08 - 15.09.
season 3
03.01 - 02.06.
16.09 - 30.09.
season 4
01.01 - 02.01.
01.10 - 31.12.
A1 - 1/4 per apartment/7 overnights
1199 EUR 999 EUR 749 EUR 610 EUR
A2 - 1/3 per apartment/7 overnights
1099 EUR 899 EUR 649 EUR 460 EUR
Note: The total price does not include sojourn tax.