Ližnjan is located on the southeast of the Istrian peninsula surrounded by sea on the south and east. As for its history, it was probably an important settlement of the Byzantine period (6-8 century). As evidenced there are the remains of a Byzantine church dating from the 6th century, which was built on the site of today's local church. At the end of World War II on the shores of Ližnjan the tragedy of the Italian naval ship "Cesare Rossarol" happened, in which most members of the crew died as the ship ran into a mine. In memory of the tragedy, families have built a monument in 1919 near Cape Munat Veli.
Ližnjan is situated on the hill, always bathed with the sun and fresh air. Ližnjan coast has 28 kilometers of truly beautiful and pristine beaches where it is still possible to find an isolated beach where one can enjoy the company of the sound of waves and crickets. In Ližnjan there are many remains of Roman villas, and old pieces of amphorae from the ship that are still in its waters, old lighthouses that still show the way to the sea travelers, ancient churches and typical Mediterranean houses densely compacted in the center.
A picturesque harbor discovers that its inhabitants today, as thousands of years ago, are engaged in fishing. Sea around Ližnjan is rich in fruits that you should definitely try it in some of the many restaurants in Ližnjan. Undiscovered gem is island of Levan, located in front of Ližnjan's shore with a beautiful sandy beach, two restaurants.
As for your accommodation in Ližnjan it can be found mostly in private houses. People usually rent apartments in Ližnjan. Also, it is possible to rent a room in Ližnjan and if you are looking for villas there are also many holiday villas in Ližnjan to rent.
Lovers of horseback riding will find what they fancy in a center for sports in Ližnjan that offers sports and horse riding schools. If you prefer diving, there is also a diving center in Ližnjan where you can do it.
Ližnjan is marked on maps of many windsurfers and divers who consider it one of the best and most beautiful locations for their passion while the coastal cycling routes with landscapes of exceptional beauty make Ližnjan a unique location for those looking for active holidays. Ližnjan is not crowded and noisy tourist resort, it offers much more than usual tourist destinations do.