Veli Rat, Croatia - holiday information

Veli rat, Dugi otok, Croatia – visitor information

Veli Rat is a picturesque fishing village on the north-western end of the island, near one of the most beautiful lighthouses on the Adriatic Sea, and is located in cuna bay. There is a tourist office, post office, restaurant, a few shops and  taverns in the village. While walking about you can purchase and taste healthy natural food cooked in a traditional way: fresh fish, crabs, clams, olive oil, cheese and ham, honey made from herbs, wine and dried figs. If you enjoy sightseeing take a look at some of the sacral buildings out of which the parish church of St.  Anthony stands out. In the village there is also a modern marina for boats.
On the southeast from Veli Rat lies a sandy beach Sakarun, one of the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic. You can hike for hours, enjoy a bike ride, try your hand at fishing or dive into the mysterious world of the sea on the long walking paths that stretch along the coast. The pearl of the settlement is the lighthouse Punta Bianca, located three kilometres northwest of the city. Punta Bianca, is the biggest lantern on the Adriatic and is 42 meters high. All visitors who are looking for solitude and privacy should note that this lighthouse offers apartment accommodation. A little chapel of St. Nicholas is located in the courtyard of the lighthouse, where you can arrange a romantic wedding, and from the shore there is a view on  the open sea. Video:

Veli Rat – basic information

Veli Rat – population: 83, Veli Rat - day/ saint: saint : Gospa Karmelska, 16.07

Distance from bigger centres

Veli Rat - Makarska. 248km, Veli Rat- Split: 200km, Veli Rat - Pula: 431km, Veli Rat - Rijeka: 203km, Veli Rat - Zadar: 43km, Veli Rat - Šibenik: 136km, Veli Rat - Dubrovnik: 427km, Veli Rat - Zagreb: 328km

Possibility of accomodation

private accomodation, apartments, rooms


pebble, stone, concreted

Facilities and authorities

post office, exchange office

Sport's and recreative offer

rent a boat, walking, jogging tracks, routes for cyclists

Gastronomic offer


Additional offer

croatian national park nearby, croatian natural reservation nearby, promenade along the sea, nautic tourist port in the place

Veli Rat – why choose this destination

clean sea, beautiful beaches, long promenades along the sea, pine wood by the beach, secluded beaches, peace and silence in the place with no big crowd, interesting diving sites, interesting wind surfing sites, long cycling routes and walking tracks, possibility for departures on interesting trips, possibility for sailing around islands

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