Island Molat is the fifth most inhabited island of the Zadar Archipelago, and its name is derived from the Latin word mel, mellis, meaning ‘honey’. Unlike neighbouring islands, Molat is a low island covered in macchia, and recently maritime pine is also being cultivated. North-east shore of Molat is more indented and lower, while the south-west one is steep. Molat is full of nice beaches and bays and has two ports, Lučina and Jazi. Interestingly, the library on Molat has a fund of 6 600 books and counts more members than the place itself residents. The Molat settlement is a picturesque fishing place with a very indented coast covered in thick pine wood, adorned with many hidden sandy beaches, beaches near the crystal clean sea and modernly equipped port in a protected natural bay. A wide selection of accommodation in private apartments makes Molat an ideal destination for all lovers of the genuine Mediterranean atmosphere.
The first records of Molat date in the 7th century. From long ago have local people been devoted to the Lady of Mount Carmel, so it’s no wonder the island has the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel from the y. 1672 that contains astonishing carved and painted wooden altar.
People from Molat used to be ship owners, seamen, fishermen, cattle breeders and farmers. They would go elsewhere in the world, especially in America, but would also return back. We encourage you too to come and find some corner of sweet, honey like vacation on the Molat island.