Destination: Veli Rat (Dugi otok)

The lighthouse was built in 1849 on the southwestern cape of the island of Dugi otok, 35 km west of the city of Zadar. The villages of Veli Rat, Verunic and Polje are 3 km away, while the ferry port in Bribinj is 20 km away.

About the accommodation unit

The lighthouse, surrounded by pine trees, beautiful bays and pebble beaches, is considered one of the most beautiful on the Adriatic. Veli Rat offers an unforgettable experience - splendid views from the 40 m high lighthouse tower.

The lighthouse has one four-bed and one three-bed apartment. The lighthouse can be reached by car. Due to roads leading to neighboring places, a regular supply of provisions is not a problem. 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.

During your stay in Veli Rat, you can visit Kornati National Park and Telascica Nature Park nearby. The starting point for trips to Kornati is the place of Sali on the other side of Dugi otok. The lighthouse has always had a lighthouse keeper and there has always been a waiting list, since 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 you.


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.


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.


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.

Check in: 13:00 h, check out: 10:00 h

The price of transfer is given for informative purposes only. Atlas d.d., Dubrovnik or, Zagreb cannot be held responsible should the price of transfer be changed.


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.

Interesting to know

The thick lighthouse walls, that according to legend contain thousands of egg-whites to make them more resistant to wind and sea, protect you from the blazing sun in the summer months. There is an old church under a century-old pine tree in the large paved yard.

Room Select
Apartment type A4, '', Approx. 48 m2, one double room (16 m2), kitchen with sofa (22 m2), shower-washroom (7 m2)., ST-0003-A1
No. of persons 5/7 - 30/8 31/5. - 5/7
30/8 - 20/9
until 31/5. & from 20/9
Weekly price Weekly price Daily price
4 1199 Eur 999 Eur 99 Eur

Pricelist year: 2014.
Min. stay until 31/5 and from 20/9: 2 days

Apartment type A3, '', Approx. 41 m2, one three bed room (21 m2), kitchen (14 m2), shower-washroom (4 m2)., ST-0003-A2
No. of persons 5/7 - 30/8 31/5. - 5/7
30/8 - 20/9
until 31/5. & from 20/9
Weekly price Weekly price Daily price
3 1099 Eur 899 Eur 89 Eur

Pricelist year: 2014.
Min. stay until 31/5 and from 20/9: 2 days


General information on lighthouses

Lighthouse accommodation during the Summer season is only possible in regular Saturday-Saturday periods, except on Sv. Ivan and Porer Lighthouses, where 2-day reservations are possible and on Host Lighthouse, where daily reservations are possible. During the rest of the year lighthouses can be booked for shorter periods (e.g. weekends), except Palagruza and Susac.

All lighthouses (except Prisnjak and Host) have lighthouse keepers.

For your stay during the winter season, we recommend lighthouses which are heated: Savudrija, Struga, Sveti Petar and Veli Rat. There is no heating at the other lighthouses.

Mobile phones are functional at all objects, i.e. the connection was made possible.

Every apartment has a television set with satellite TV, except Prisnjak lighthouses.

Kitchens are equipped with sinks, stoves with oven, refrigerators and kitchen utensils.

Guests must bring groceries, spices and the like.

All bedrooms have beds with mattresses, sheets and two blankets per bed.

All apartments have sun beds and parasols.

  • House pets are not allowed.

  • Lighthouses their own water tank with drinkable water. If the guests do not wish to use it for drinking, they are required to bring their own supply.
  • Water at lighthouses is in limited supply, so guests are urged to use it prudently.

  • Lighthouses have 220 volt electricity.

  • If the lighthouse cannot be reached by car, you can leave your car in the place of transfer. Please arrange guarded parking with the person in charge of the transfer. Their contact number can be found on the Voucher that you will receive after you have paid the full reservation amount.

  • Medical help is available in nearby towns and villages. In case of emergency interventions, medical help will arrive by speedboat or helicopter from the nearest center.

  • Apartment accommodation
  • Change of sheets and cleaning once per week
  • Adequate replacement accommodation in special circumstances (the lighthouse cannot be reached)

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We wish you pleasant and unique lighthouse holidays!

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