Preko is a small town in the central part of the island of Ugljan, only half an hour by ferry from Zadar. Ugljan is the closest island of the Zadar archipelago, separated only by a narrow channel. There you can find both sandy and rocky beaches, beautiful Mediterranean landscapes and preserved untouched nature. Numerous bays are ideal for sports such as sailing, surfing, water skiing, and snorkeling. There are two small islets in front of Preko and on one of them there is a Franciscan monastery. Preko is the administrative centre of the island, and a perfect starting point for an excursion to the island's highest point St. Michael’s fortress (265 m above sea level). The view from the fortress spreads over more than 200 islands.