Lukoran is a small village, with a few even smaller settlements surrounding it, and barely 500 of people living in the area. Yet, it is the most charming middle part of the island Ugljan in the archipelago of Zadar. Little coves and bays, jealously keeping small beaches in their arms are surrounded by a hundred years old pine forests. A town Ugljan, the biggest place on the island, and Sutomišćica, bay and the village, are dividing Lukoran from the rest of the island. A ferry port Preko is just few kilometres away from Lukoran. Preko is the harbour with most frequent boat traffic on the Adriatic, especially, with the town Zadar. Lukoran is watching the mainland from which is separated by the Zadar channel.
It is first mentioned in the year 1075. as a property of Zadar`s noble family. Among vacation houses from the nobles of the past, the vacation house from 17th century of family de Ponte stands out. It seems that from that time on, diligent people inhabiting Lukoran managed to raise beautiful and intriguing village with two churches, a chapel and a small port for local boat lines. People are dealing with agriculture, vine growth, olive growth, animal keeping, fishing and tourism. Few restaurants in Lukoran are trying to preserve autochthon aroma of ancient sellers where oil, vine and dried meat was kept. People here are proud of their gastronomy skills, as well as of their hospitality and comfortable rental apartments and rooms in private houses of Lukoran.