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“anchoring your boat at Iž Mali for a moonlit night at sea !”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Island of Iz

Island of Iz
Ranked #26 of 77 things to do in Zadar
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“anchoring your boat at Iž Mali for a moonlit night at sea !”
Reviewed 16 January 2013

Island of Iz has two major settlements, Iž Veli and Iž Mali, located at northern and southern part of the island respectively. Iž Veli comes with a small marina to park your boat with adequate restrooms and shower facilities while Iž Mali offers a more pristine, natural setting at shore. It doesn’t come with any facilities but fresh bread delivery can be arranged in advance. Iž Mali is ideal for sea swimming without worrying much about strong currents while Iž Veli is ideal for an idyllic stroll at the island.

I highly recommend anchoring your boat at the Iž Mali for a moonlit night at sea!

Visited July 2012
2 Thank Venus F
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Reading, United Kingdom
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“Perfect Sailing Location”
Reviewed 22 May 2012

For sailors, i would recommend this little island and harbour anytime. this is second time I've sailed there and would go back everytime.
Really small but cosy. it has a wonderful bakery, a few great restaurants, and a small super market. the bar on the marina is more than helpful.

Visited May 2012
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Brno, Czech Republic
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“A place to get away from civilization”
Reviewed 10 June 2011

The Island of Iz (Iž) is a small island located near Zadar, Croatia.
There are ferries going to Iz from Zadar 3-4 times daily. There are ferries just for passangers, or ferries where you can transport your car (look at http://www.jadrolinija.hr/).
It has the size of 18 square km and is composed of two villages - Mali Iz and Veli Iz.
If you want to get away from noisy overcrouded and overpopulated tourist centers, this is the place for you! This place feels almost isolated from the world. There is almost no traffic. The local cars dont have to have number plates (unless they need to leave the island). There is no police cause there is no crime.
If you go there - I would probably reccommend you to go to Veli Iz. It is abit more interesting and has few restaraunts which are important for us, the travellers. It also has 2 supermarkets, one of them is open from morning till evening (the other 2 supermarkets which we have seen on the island had very limited working hours).
There was one souvenire shop (open only in the season), so I couldn't get any souvenirs at all. I ended up buying an amazing neckless at a local ceramics shop (also working only in limited hours).
The island has one hotel in Veli Iz. The hotel doesn't look that special, so we have rented a private apartment. It was lovely, fully equipped, better than hotel and cost only 30 EUR per night!
A good restaurant in Veli Iz is. They serve amazing seafood.
It is funny that none of the restaurants/accommodations on the island has an email address or a webpage. Probably they don't have interent on this island.
There is lots of space for swimming. The beaches are rocky, but not overcrowded. If you want to have a private beach just for yourself, you can walk about 30 min to the other side of the island. And there is nobody.
I would really recommend this island to families with kids aged 5-12 years. It could be fun and safe for the kids and a really good relaxation for the parents. I don't recommend this island for teenagers looking for clubs and nightlife.

Visited June 2011
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