Island of Iz
Firstly known as the Ez, named in 10th century by Constantine Porphyrogenitus, Iz had been in the property of Zadar's citizens and nobility since the middle ages. With many historical monuments, some even dating back to the 14th century, Iz is an island holding many interesting places to see: pre-romanesse churches, villas and chaples. Veli Iz is the centre of the island, it citizens being mostly fishermen, sailors and olive oil makers. Famous "Iska festa" is being held annually inside the remarkably preserved old city core on 29th of July. Residents then wear traditional clothes, dance in the traditional manner, sing old songs and prepare delicious local dishes. Higlight of celebration is coronation of the king of Iz, set on the one year term. Mali Iz on the south of the island is a charming place where three lively villages Mucel, Makovac and Porovac each stand on their own little hill, with two lovely bays, Knez and Komoseva below them.