The bay of Telašćica is located on the south-eastern part of the Dugi otok island. The name Telašćica derives from Latin Telagus which means three lakes what implies on three smaller bays within the wider area of the Park. Telašćica is the largest and best protected natural harbor on the eastern coast of the Adriatic. There are five islets in the bay of which the most extraordinary is the islet of Taljurić that is actually a small rock slab.
The area abounds with richness of flora and fauna. Within the park is situated a donkey reserve. Coastal or Dinaric donkey is a Croatian autochthonous breed and there are 14 donkeys living in Telašćica at the moment. Lake Mir is situated in the south-western part of the Park. The water in the lake is salty due to the underground canals that are connected with the sea. Archaeological excavations made in the area indicate that the place was inhabited from the earliest periods.
Departure from Zadar in the morning. Cruising towards the southern part of the Dugi Otok island where the sea embraces Telašćica. Use the sailing time for relaxing while reading the book, sunbathing or simply enjoy in picturesque Mediterranean landscapes. If you are into sailing or want to learn more about it start the conversation with the skipper, he will reveal you all the little secrets of that ancient skill. Upon arrival at the Nature Park you will have some free time for swimming and snorkeling. Take a walk around and don`t be afraid of the donkeys. They are timed but like people, especially if you give them a treat.