Poljana is a quiet village situated on the island of Ugljan in a picturesque bay. Surprisingly, people here are not involved into fishing. Well, they do it for fun or if they want to earn extra money, but they are mainly engaged into growing vegetables. Throughout the village there are many wells with fresh water and that is why the vegetables here are such a success. Fresh water and many hours of sunshine. Be sure to eat a lot of vegetables while in Poljana.
Another thing that you will notice if you ever come here is lovely decorated gardens. Lush Mediterranean vegetation is what makes Poljana so lovely, especially the rosemary which grows all over the place. When you find your accommodation in Poljana, which will be at one of the apartments because there are no hotels in Poljana, you might consider buying fresh fish at the local market and then grilling it in the backyard of your apartment in Poljana. After it’s done, sprinkle it with olive oil and garlic and season it with fresh rosemary. We find this to be one of the most delicious meals in the world. If you are a vegetarian skip this and enjoy the organic vegetables.
People from Poljana make great olive oil. Actually, the island of Ugljan is well known for its long tradition of olive oil production. You might want to buy an extra bottle to take home with you.
There are beautiful pebbly beaches in Poljana that are facing the city of Zadar. So, besides taking a dip in crystal clear Adriatic you will also have a pleasure of a magnificent view of Zadar and Velebit Mountain behind it. The village also has long promenade along the coast that is ideal for evening strolls.
Poljana is a quiet village, as we said before, and there are no nightclubs in Poljana. The entire island of Ugljan is lacking nightclubs; however people entertain themselves at the local bars. You can always visit Zadar by ferry which is only 15 minutes long ride.
For all of you folks who like to stay active during your holiday in Poljana, there are really great and long trails for biking and jogging that go through the entire island. After a day on the beach in Poljana and all the other activities, if you don’t feel like cooking yourself, you can relax at one of the few restaurants in Poljana. Food is typically Mediterranean which means lots of seafood and vegetables and people are friendly which means you will have a lovely holiday in Poljana.