The town of Ugljan is the only predominantly lowland place on the island of Ugljan and is therefore very suitable for hiking and walking for all age groups. Several small hills surround the place so there is a beautiful view of Ugljan and surrounding islands from there.
Walking through Ugljan discover the trails and promenades along the coast, through the olive groves, woods of holm oak, Aleppo pine, along old stone walls to natural watering holes, hidden and secluded bays. Along the way enjoy the scents of Mediterranean plants, lavender, immortelle, rosemary, broom flower, myrtle ... The paths will lead you to various cultural sites such as churches, monasteries, castles and archaeological sites. On your way, you can also relax at several rest stops and viewpoints.
The first known people living in Ugljan were the Illyrian tribe Liburni. In the 4th century BC, they built a settlement on the hill Čelinjak in the hamlet of Muline and fortified it. The rampart with the size of 87x25x50 meters was built of uneven and untreated stones, in dry-stone technique. They retreated to this fortified area in case of danger from the enemy. They lived in small, square-shaped houses measuring 4x4 meters and 3x4 meters, built in drywall technique. The rampart and several square-shaped Liburnian houses were preserved until today.
The Black Tear rest area is located next to a natural pit where rainwater is collected, which the inhabitants of Čeprljanda used in the past to water their gardens, olive groves and vineyards and to water their livestock. The pit was named Black Tear because of the specific black color created by the action of holm oak leaves.
The island of Ugljan has a two thousand year old tradition of olive growing and olive oil production. As proof of this, in the hamlet of Muline, there are the remains of an agricultural farm from the 1st century AD. It is the oldest site from Roman times on the island of Ugljan. On the aforementioned farm there was one of the strongest oil mills in the Mediterranean and a port from which the oil was transported to all parts of the Roman Empire. A life-size replica was made right next to the remains of the oil mill. There are about 700,000 olive trees on the island of Ugljan, some of which date back to the very beginnings of olive growing.