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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Unnamed Road, Ugljan, Croatia
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Founded: 13th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Croatia


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Adrien P (15 months ago)
If you want to see the most amazing views of the island, that is THE place! We climbed there by foot through the little paths in the mountains, it was hard with the heat but the views are absolutely amazing, we were astonished by the beauty of the island and surrounding islands! See for yourself in the pictures, it's really worth it!
Rasmus Laitinen (16 months ago)
The views from the top are amazing. We started the hike around 2pm which was a bit late in the hot summer season. It got very hot rather quickly going uphill. However the views are well worth it. Bring lots of water with you and you'll be okay. It took us about 1hr one way.
Mike (18 months ago)
Nice hike. The view at the top is totally worth it. It's a bit steep so better not to go when the sun heats the most. Road is all asphalt. You can also rode a car straight to the top.
Jos de Wit (19 months ago)
A very nice hike through the olive gardens brings you to this place with stunning views over the see, islands and mountains. When going here on foot, do not take the main road but use a hiking app (there are several free available) to take the smaller paths and you enjoy the hike a lot more. The fort itself is quite a ruin, but the views make it still a place worthwhile to visit. Highly recommended!
Matt Turner (20 months ago)
If you want to see what an example which isn't "Health and Safety gone mad" this is a good example. Absolutely spectacular views, some of the best I've ever seen, paired with an excellent walk from the ferry up the hill. Took us about an hour and we would describe ourselves as fit and healthy - this was in about 20 degrees heat. I wouldn't do this at 25 or above - be warned. Climbing on the Fort however you are one step away from death very easily. Wouldn't recommend taking children here, as I remember loving to climb all over high places and this would give any parent a heart attack. But, well worth the visit for anyone who wants a very memorable afternoon.
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