Lighthouse Veli Rat

Veli Rat (Dugi otok)  
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      - Enjoy serenity of the lighthouse considered as one of the most beautiful on the Adriatic
      - Immerse yourself in splendid views from the 42 m high lighthouse tower
      - Relish in beautiful pebble beaches and family-friendly ambience
      - Set up picnic on one of the sea facing benches and witness the glorious sunsets

      Lighthouse summary:
      Near the place of Veli Rat, on the northwestern cape of Dugi otok, around pine forest and sandy beaches, proudly stands the grand beacon. With its 42 meters of carved stone, it’s the highest lighthouse on the Adriatic shore. The lighthouse backyard houses charming St. Nicholas chapel that became popular wedding venue due to its romantic and elegant atmosphere and possibility for the future spouses to overnight in some of the most unique and fairy-tale accommodation.The villages of Veli Rat, Verunic and Polje are 3 km away, while the ferry port in Bribinj is 20 km away.

      Details of the lighthouse:

      Surrounded by pine trees, beautiful bays and pebble beaches, Veli Rat lighthouse is considered one of the most beautiful on the Adriatic. The lighthouse has one four-bed and one three-bed apartment and can be reached by car. Due to good road connections a regular supply of provisions is not a problem. Veli Rat has always had a lighthouse keeper and there has always been a waiting list ever since, because many lighthouse keepers have been dreaming of spending at least some time in this unique lighthouse. At the moment, the lighthouse keeper Zvone, his wife and daughter Ivana live in the lighthouse. If you decide to spend your holiday in Veli Rat, their hospitality awaits.


      There are two wonderful pebble beaches suitable for small children in the vicinity of the lighthouse. If you go for a walk, you will pass by several charming bays. Just a 10 minutes’ drive from the lighthouse, there is one of the most stunning Adriatic beaches – Saharun.

      Waters surrounding the lighthouse are relatively shallow and great for underwater fishing. The best underwater fishing area is about 2 miles east of the lighthouse, where there are steep cliffs. The Lagnici cliffs surround the shallow waters on the western side where you will find a shipwreck. East of Veli Rat, the seabed is extremely deep, which is somewhat unusual for this part of the island of Dugi otok. (this part can be left out) The islet of Mezanj nearby is famous as a favorable fishing area.

      Interesting to know:

      Dense pine woods surrounding the lighthouse offer a wide range of activities for active holiday lovers who are not primarily interested in suntanning and swimming. The surrounding waters are rich in various types of fish. Waters surrounding the lighthouse are relatively shallow and great for underwater fishing. The best underwater fishing area is about 2 miles east of the lighthouse featuring the steep cliffs. The Lagnici cliffs surround the shallow waters on the western side where you will find a shipwreck.The islet of Mezanj nearby is famous as a favorable fishing area.

      Points of interest
      During your stay in Veli Rat, you can visit Kornati National Parkand Telascica Nature Park nearby. The starting point for trips to Kornati is the place of Sali on the other side of Dugi otok.

      Wine & Dine
      There are a few local restaurants offering the very best of Zadar region cuisine that features freshest ingredients used in the preparation of dishes. Local restaurants boast wide selection of fish dishes, as well as popular dishes from Croatian cuisine. Fish and seafood cooked on the grill are considered the signature dishes of the restaurants. You are more than welcome to reserve a table on the terrace and enjoy beautiful seascape while having your meal or to simply enjoy some of the famous reds like Postup and Zlatan Plavac or their white counterparts such as Posip Čara and Malvazija.

      Fun facts
      The single storey keeper's house is built around the base of the 42m masonry tower, which has a white lantern and single gallery. The yellow walls of the house were reputedly painted using a mixture that was coloured by the use of thousands of eggs. This was allegedly to give better consistency and protection against the salt air.

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      Price from: 23.29 €

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      Other information and additional services
      • Remote cottage
      • Water supply: water tank
      • hot water for shower: in the bathroom
      • Supplies: There is an open market, as well as many grocery stores in the vicinity of the port of Zadar. Please keep in mind that prices on Dugi otok are much higher than in Zadar, while it might be difficult to purchase some provisions during high season, such as fresh meat. Fish can be bought from the lighthouse keeper if arranged in advance, while you can also arrange preparation of fish specialties with the lighthouse keeper and his wife.
      Check in
      • Check-in: 13:00
      Check out
      • Check-out: 09:30
      Safety standards
      • Disinfection between guests' stays
      • First aid kit
      • Maintenance of linen according to the guidelines of local authorities
      • Available hand sanitizer
      • Available face masks
      • Staff temperature measurement
      • The use of protective equipment and distance
      Parking space
      • Parking space
      • parking distance: in front of the house
      Access to the accommodation
      • Accessibility by car: excellent
      • Accessible by car or boat: Reachable by car
      • Public transportation services: non-existing
      Accommodation lender information
      • Knowledge of English
      • Lighthouse keeper: Lighthouse keeper
      • Transfer: The island of Dugi otok is connected to the mainland by ferry line Zadar - Bribinj (20 NM, the ferry trip takes an hour and 15 min). The lighthouse is some 20 km form Bribinj and can be reached by car by taking the asphalt road. Please check the ferry line schedule ( ) since it changes depending on the season. We recommend you arrive in the port of Zadar on time in order to be certain that you will embark a ferry in high season.
      • Note: We kindly ask you to arrive in the lighthouse at around 14h since previous guests must leave the apartment by noon, and apartments must be cleaned and prepared for your arrival.
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      Guest reviews

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      • Excellent 5
        Couple Austria
        Apartment S0003-A2 16/09/2019
        Great holidays
        We loved the location of the lighthouse. The apartment was clean and spacious. The kitchen was well equipped. The owners sell vegetables from their own garden (which are delicious). You can see and hear the sea from the windows. The water is crystal clear and a small beach with pebbles is nearby. The campsite close by is also convenient (they have a small shop+fresh bread and a bar/restaurant). Perfect for a calm and relaxing holiday.
      • Excellent 5
        Couple United Kingdom
        Apartment S0003-A2 30/09/2017
        A few days of utter bliss at Veli Rat Lighthouse
        The location of the lighthouse is simply stunning ... and we spent a wonderful three days here. We had a lovely welcome from the Lighthouse Keeper and his wife Danielle and the spacious apartment was absolutely spotlessly clean. We brought supplies over from Zadar and we cooked a scrummy meal there very easily. We watched the sunset and the sunrise. The views are stunningly beautiful. Absolutely blown away that we had this opportunity ... so romantic, so different, so happy ❤️
      • Excellent 5
        Couple United Kingdom
        Apartment S0003-A1 16/06/2017
        Romantic stay in nature
        Stunning location. We had the three person appt which was extremely spacious and filled with sunlight. All windows looked out into the sea. The large kitchen had two windows and a large sofa plus fully equipped kitchen with large fridge, cooker and sink. Lovely bathroom with large walk in shower and another great view from the window. Great bedroom with views over the rocks to the sea. We visited mid May. We snorkelled from outside the lighthouse to a tiny pebbly beach. Having walked two mins back to the lighthouse to shower, we dreamily swung in the old fashioned rope swings before setting up a picnic on one of the sea facing benches to watch the glorious sunset - the only sound the lapping waves on all sides of us. Bliss. We absolutely loved it. It felt like we were the only people living there as the very welcoming Daniele and her husband the lighthouse keeper were always there if we needed anything. We were there mid May and took supplies from Zadar. There was a tiny shop a ten minute drive away which was open in the morning and again at 5pm. An unforgettably romantic chill out.


      • Town center: 3000 m
      • Airline distance to the sea: 5 m
      • Market: 3000 m
      • Bus stop: 3000 m
      • Airport: 35000 m
      • Nearest airport: Zadar
      • Ferry port: 20000 m
      • Nearest ferry port: Brbinj
      • Pharmacy: 20000 m
      • Ambulance: 20000 m
      • Bar: 3000 m
      • Restaurant: 3000 m

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