VELI IZ - ISLAND OF IZ
VELI IZ (44° 03'N; 15° 07'E), village (pop. 468 in 1991), and small harbour on the NE coast of the island.
Approach: Landmarks: the red tower with a column (red light) on the S side of the entrance and the Korinjak hotel on the N point of the harbour. Some 0.4M off the harbour is the islet of Rutnjak. The spar surmounted by two black spheres marks the shoal some 400m NW of the island of Knezak.
Mooring: The harbour is protected from all winds. Yachts can moor in Iz Marina on the E coast of the cove or anchor in Draga harbour (some 0.4M north), Knez cove (some 1.4M southeast) or Komaseva cove (the village of Mali Iz, pop. 115 in 1991, 1.8M southeast). During the sirocco, a good anchorage for smaller vessels is N of the narrowest part of the passage between Iz and Knezak and during the bora E of it.
Facilities: Post office, medical service, a hotel and two restaurants. Provisions and water in local shops.
Hull and marine engine repairs (wooden craft) at the local boatyard; hauling-out facility. Major repairs in the Zadar shipyard in Lamjana Vela on the island of Ugljan.
Veli Iz is the venue of the traditional Iske feste (Iz Festival), held every year in late July.
Coastal passengers lines: see Zadar.
Sights: Remains of Illyrian and Roman settlements. Palaces of the families Canagietti and Fanfogna. Sv Marija church (9/11 C) above the village; museum collection.
IZ MARINA is situated on the E coast of the island of Iz; belongs to Zadar marina (Borik).
The marina has 50 berths (with hydrants and electricity hook-ups) along the waterfront and the pier and 200 dry-berths. The depth along the waterfront is 2m and in the middle of the cove 3 m. Sale of gas in metal cylinders.
Hauling-out of vessels on an automatic slipway (crane 50 t); security, rubbing down and maintenance of vessels the year round (see also Veli Iz).