Preko is the road and administration center of the island of Ugljan, situated, as the name states, opposite Zadar. Its old center consists of typical Dalmatian architecture and numerous patrician family summer houses. The best way to feel the Mediterranean atmosphere is by walking along the quay or sipping a favorite drink on one of the terraces with a view of the Zadar Channel.
Poljana is a docile locality in a cove bordered by the colorful peninsula of St. Peter with a Romanesque 13th century church that bears the same name on one side, and a series of houses surrounded by well-arranged gardens on the other side. Numerous wells with drinking water and a greater number of sunshine hours is the reason for which vegetables grow here throughout all four seasons of the year and they are always freshly available at the marketplace in Zadar.
Sutomišćica is situated in a large and sheltered cove, a safe haven for navigators. The cultivated gardens are proof of the diligent hands of the local people. The rose hip must be emphasized here for it matures in September, around the feast of the patroness of the locality, Saint Euphemia. It is worthwhile to have a look at the 17th century Lantana family summer house (a family from Zadar).
Lukoran is a place of hidden coves and beaches the pine trees touch the sea. There are summer houses among which the most famous is that of the de Ponte family from the 17th century. It is said that Mali Lukoran had been place for resting even in antiquity. Tradition says that the poet Petar Preradović, enchanted and influenced by the sunrise of the island, wrote his patriotic poem “Zora puca” (Dawn is Breaking).