St. Michael Fort

Ugljan, Croatia

St. Michael's Fortress dates from the 13th century and it was built by the Venetian Republic. The island's highest point, rising to an elevation of 265 meter above sea level, is easily visibloe from Zadar. Although in ruinous state, the Fortress is favourite place to visit, thanks to its magnificient view over Zadar archipelago and Kornati National Park.


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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Croatia


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Kornat Vilović (12 months ago)
Beautifull old stone fort from 17 st built by Venetians to control Zadar. You can come by car all the way up, but be carefull because road is narow. It will take you about 15 min drive from Preko. You can also walk and it will take you about hour and a half. The view is spectacular and you can see all the islands of the archipellago and enjoy the sunset. Yes, officially the fortress is closed but you can enter and look around but be carefull because there is no security fences.
Darja Nožičková (13 months ago)
Now under reconstruction. Really nice view. Place for parking. For free. We were expecting more.
Davor Kukec (13 months ago)
I would give it 5 stars for the view, because it is breathtaking. Fort sits in the north-west part of the Ugljan Island. Steep and at times quite narrow paved road leads to it. However, parking is not available, nor was fort open for visitors (they were doing some restoration inside). Best thing is to park on the east side of the fort (road is wide at that section and it has a large info board). From that point you can use a trail path that will lead you upward to the fort (it takes 5 or so minutes).
Martin Daněk (14 months ago)
Beautiful place which offers great view over the surrounding island and other islands in the Adriatic sea, if the weather is good. It is higly recommended to walk to the fort using some of the hiking trails leading from Preko to the fort and not to drive by car, because the hiking trail leads through beautiful olive orchards and offers some amazing views as well.
Ante Čorić (14 months ago)
This five star rating is only for beautiful view and historical heritage. Driving with car is possible but at some points very dangerous especially for a new and inexperienced drivers. The Fort is also in bad shape and potentially very dangerous. I recommend visiting the Fort but only with good driving skills, 0% alcohol in blood and 100% of caution!
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