Tucked away on the island of Ugljan, Preko is a hidden gem that stole my heart. As the ferry approached, I was greeted by a panorama of red-roofed houses against the backdrop of the Adriatic Sea.
Strolling through Preko’s narrow, cobbled streets felt like a step back in time. The town’s charming architecture, adorned with vibrant bougainvillea, exuded a timeless Mediterranean allure. Locals, always with a warm smile, made me feel like part of their coastal haven.
The town’s waterfront promenade is a bustling hub, alive with the aroma of freshly caught seafood and the laughter of families enjoying gelato by the sea. A visit to St. John’s Church and the Franciscan Monastery revealed Preko’s rich history and cultural heritage.
With its relaxed pace and authentic Croatian charm, Preko proved to be the perfect retreat. Whether cycling along the island’s trails, savoring local delicacies at seaside cafes, or simply basking in the sun on its pebble beaches, every moment in Preko felt like a postcard from the Adriatic.