Dugi Otok, Croatia

Visit the idyllic island of Dugi Otok in the heart of Dalmatia. Anchored in the middle of the Adriatic Sea is Inspirato’s hotel partner, Villa Nai 3.3—an island farm that stands equidistant between Dubrovnik and Venice. Here, you can experience a 500-year-old olive grove, menus steeped in ancient Dalmation traditions, luxurious accommodations, and more.

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Mediterranean Marvel Rooted in Sustainable Dalmatian Traditions

Harbored in the middle of the Adriatic Sea, between the popular tourist destinations of Dubrovnik and Venice, lies the sun-soaked island of Dugi Otok—one of the most incredible off the coast of Croatia. Humming to its own relaxed rhythm, this secret gem is known for its big-game fishing, crystal-clear waters, and bountiful orchards and vineyards. With three national parks and multiple inlets and grottos to explore, this destination beckons adventurous and laidback travelers alike. Sail along the sparkling waters of the Adriatic or promenade Grpašćak Fortress, taking in the dazzling views and aromas of the Mediterranean.

Quick Facts

  • Suggested airport
    Zadar Airport (ZAD)
  • Currency
  • Language
  • Time Zone
    6 hours ahead of NYC
  • Average temperature
    84°F in summer; 51°F in winter
  • Average water temperature

Destination Highlights

  • Grpašćak Fortress

    Nestled atop jutting seaside cliffs, this fortress was once used for military reconnaissance. Today, with its unique vantage point, this educational center offers one of the most beautiful views of Croatia.

  • Telašćica Nature Park

    Boasting peaceful beaches, vineyards, olive groves, and wildlife, this nature park is a superb place to spend the day immersing yourself in natural beauty along the Adriatic coastline.

  • Veli Rat

    Built in 1849, Veli Rat is the tallest lighthouse in the Adriatic. This well-known landmark sits 41 meters above the sea and offers spectacular views of Croatia and beyond.



  • Forecasting your Dugi Otok Vacation

    Year round, the weather in Dugi Otok is relatively mild. July and August are the hottest months with highs in the 80s. During the winter, the temperature hovers around 51 degrees. Known for its lush olive groves and vineyards, the wettest times of year are spring and fall—with September having the most precipitation.


Map of Dugi Otok

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