The island is located in the Zadar archipelago (north Dalmatian insular group). The area of the island is 42 km2 (3,5 km long, up to 1.5 km wide, a coastline of 11.6 km, with the highest peak over 100 m of altitude. The island is mostly covered in lemur. The indented coastline’s largest bay is protected from the strong bora winds and serves as an anchorage point. The only village is located on the northern coast of the island. The economic foundation of the island is agriculture, winegrowing, olive-growing, farming, fishing, and tourism. The picturesque little community attracts devotees of peaceful vacationing, as well as fishermen and navigators.
The possibility of building on the island
One of the most important advantages of this island compared to the other islands of the Adriatic Sea is the possibility of building on the Island. The regional plan for the city of Zadar allows development in the area of ZONE ( A, B, C ) :
ZONE A covers a total land area of approximately 80.000 m².
In zone A which is located in the bay on the North Western part of the Island permission has been granted for:
– Reconstruction of 18 existing buildings.
– Construction of a boutique hotel with 17 rooms and 2 suites.
– Construction of 39 new buildings for residential purposes.
– Construction of a 50 berth Marina and associated facilities.
– Development of public utilities and a transport infrastructure including a heliport.
– Development of coastal walkways and the construction of the supporting facilities.
ZONE B covers a total land area of approximately 350.000m².
Zone B consists of agricultural farmland near zone A. According to the regional planning permission has been granted for a development of family farms for building and the land planted with crops (olive groves, vineyards, etc.).
ZONE C covers a total land area of approximately 30.000 m².
In Zone C which is located in the bay on the southeast side of the island permission has been granted for:
– Restoration and renovation of the castle for tourism and hospitality purposes.
– The development with its concession and anchorage for up to a maximum of 100 berths
I. CONCEPT 1a & 1b ZONE A
Concept 1a. The plan envisages construction in zone A in a construction zone, partly in agricultural zone and forest zone for tourism purposes. Will be built eco-tourist village high class with 450 beds in the hotel. and freestanding villas-apartments (51 objects), a restaurant, a beach bar, skipper bar, shops, a spa, sports and recreation facilities and infrastructure. With the hotel will be built port for boat connection with the land and marina with up to 50 moorings. Infrastructure facilities (biological wastewater treatment, drinking water supply, waste disposal, maintenance ), except from the mainland, will be updated electricity and water obtained on the island from renewable sources (photovoltaic panels, water resources, rainwater, etc.). Upon completion of the project, the boutique hotel, and sports, catering facilities will provide long-term rentals, the hotel and marina management will be taken over by the company owner and the holder of the government concession, which is owned by investor.
Concept 1b. The concept envisages construction in zone A in a construction zone partially in the agricultural zone and the forest zone for residential and tourism purposes. The plan envisages construction of an eco-residential and tourist high class village with 120 beds in hotel and freestanding villas-apartments (12), a restaurant, a beach bar, skipper bar, shops, a spa, sports and recreation facilities and infrastructure. Marina with 50 berths and infrastructure as well as the Concept 1a. In the residential part will be constructed new villa-apartments (up to 39 houses) for sale. The hotel manager may, with the consent of the owner, accommodate guests in private facilities when they are not in use, thus increasing the hotel capacity and the owners can enjoy a higher return on their investment.