We’ve spent our summer vacation in Ždrelac on the Pašman island (Croatia). A beautiful place for those who like peace and quiet, far away from the hordes of tourists.
You get to Pašman by ferry from either Biograd or Zadar. If you take the latter, you’ll land in Preko, on the neighboring Ugljan island, which is connected to Pašman by bridge. And Ždrelac is situated on both sides of the bridge. It’s a small place with one or two shops, restaurants and cafes. Ideal for unstressful vacation. We had a room on the side of the village which looks towards an open sea and the islands Kornati, Iž, Dugi Otok (Long Island)… The beach is rocky, the sea crystal clear and there’s not a lot of people – all which we love.
If you want more than a walk in the nature and a dip in the sea, and you’ve got a car, you can visit all places on Pašman and Ugljan in just a few hours. I especially recommend drinking coffee or eating calamari in Kukljica on Ugljan; it’s a beautiful small town. Also, you have to visit Ćokovac monastery near Tkon on Pašman. It’s open from 4 do 7 PM (except on Sundays) and when you hear (but not see) priests choir sing Gregorian style somewhere in the depths of the monastery, you’ll know why you had to come there (I don’t have any photos of it, sorry).
We had a great time and I would really love to visit Pašman again.