Zadar Region – Islands


Telašćica bay is located within the central a part of the japanese Adriatic coast, within the SE a part of the island of Dugi otok.

Telašćica bay is located within the central a part of the japanese Adriatic coast, within the SE a part of the island of Dugi otok. Due to its excessive magnificence, richness and significance, this bay surrounded by 13 islands and islets, along with 6 islets contained in the bay of Telašćica itself, was proclaimed a Nature Park in 1988. Because of its exceptionally invaluable plant and animal life, geological and geomorphologic phenomena, priceless colonies of the ocean backside and fascinating archaeological heritage this space turned protected in 1980.

The world of “Telašćica” Nature Park is distinctly contrasted space with quiet and peaceable seashores and laid down shoreline on one facet and wild and tough cliffs on the opposite. It’s the space of the Aleppo pine-trees and holly oak woods on one facet and naked rocky grounds on the opposite. It’s the space of cultivated fields of vineyards and olive-trees, in addition to the world of degraded types of the flora masking dry habitats.

Three primary phenomena are actually the principle traits of the Nature Park: the distinctive bay of Telašćica as one of many most secure, essentially the most stunning and the biggest havens on the Adriatic that features 25 small bays and 69 km of the well-indented shoreline, the cliffs of the island of Dugi otok or so-called «Stene», rising as much as 161 m above the ocean degree and falling down vertically as much as 90 m beneath the ocean stage, and at last the salt lake referred to as «Mir» with its healing traits. The island of Katina have to be talked about as one of the vital picturesque islands within the Adriatic, however probably the most uncommon is actually the island of Taljurić. The entire floor of the Nature Park is 70, 50 km2 of which 25, 95 km2 on Dugi otok and the neighbouring islands and 44, 55 km2 on sea. Superbly cultivated meadows and hillsides are wealthy with Mediterranean vegetation with greater than 300 species of flora and equally wealthy fauna. The undersea world has greater than 300 plant and 300 animal species.

The traits of the local weather of this area are greater than 2500 hours of sunshine a yr; the typical temperature in January is greater than 7 ° C and annual common increased than 16 °C. In winter, the ocean has a temperature round 13 ° C and in summer time about 23 °C. Telašćica has been inhabited since historical instances, as might be seen from Roman stays in Mala Proversa and quite a few pre-Romanesque church buildings. The oldest doc about fishing commerce dates from the tip of the 10th century and it exhibits that the fishing commerce in Croatia started on these coasts. Within the Nature Park it’s potential to dive on a couple of enticing areas subsequent to the cliffs, stroll alongside the paths and go to fascinating locations and the panoramic view from the belvedere Grpašćak is one thing that should not be missed. This and a lot extra is what has attracted and nonetheless attracts guests to the Telašćica bay, which as a Nature Park of the Republic of Croatia belongs to a excessive class of protected elements of nature. Close to the Nature Park Telašćica, there are different three Croatian nationwide parks: the Nationwide Park Kornati, the Nationwide Park Paklenica and the Nationwide Park Krka, in addition to two nature parks, the Nature Park Vransko jezero and the Nature Park Velebit.


The Island of Ugljan is located reverse to Zadar, solely three nautical miles of town harbor. It has at all times been coated with lush vegetation – evergreen pine forests, macchia, fig timber, vineyards and olive timber. The island has at all times been tied to the ocean, crusing and fishing, and a 2000 years outdated custom of olive rising has left a whole bunch of hundreds of olive timber that produce olive oil of remarkable high quality and taste. Followers of Mediterranean landscapes can benefit from the unforgettable panorama of essentially the most spectacular one with the fortress of St. Michael from the 13th century. The stays from the Roman period, outdated Croatian church buildings, monasteries, stone island structure and quite a few villas, bear witness to early human habitation and to the affluent days that the island skilled.

The Island of Pašman is related to the island of Ugljan by the Ždrelac passage, and separated from the mainland by the Pašman Channel, which is in some locations solely 2 km broad. It is sort of a string of pearls, scattered dozens of small islands and the ocean present adjustments path each 6 hours, which makes this space one of many cleanest on the Adriatic Sea. Preserved panorama comprises many species of medicinal and fragrant herbs, vineyards, fields and olive groves with quite a few sand and pebble seashores that are the only option for individuals who favor to calm down away from the noise and bustle of the town. On the island Pšsman the continuity of life dates from prehistoric instances: the Illyrian cities, fortress’s ruins, archaeological finds from Roman instances, a country villas, mosaics, stone statue of St. Michael from the 12th century and plenty of different historic monuments.


Dugi otok is an island of nice variety and distinction, and the biggest island among the many North Dalmatian islands. It justifies its title (Lengthy Island) with a size of about 45 km and it’s between 1 and four km large, with the best peak Vela Straža (338 m). The coast of the island going through the open sea is characterised by sharp contrasts: the half that’s situated within the Nature Park Telascica is usually steep and dominated by stunning cliffs, whereas on the southeast aspect of the island one can discover quiet coves and the sandy seashore Sakarun. The island´s magnificence is a perfect place for swimming and having fun with the purity of the ocean and the fantastic thing about nature.

Because the south-eastern a part of the island is protected and declared a Nature Park, so is the north-western a part of the island acknowledged as one of the vital fascinating areas of the Zadar County and was declared a big Croatian panorama.

There are 1500 inhabitants on the island residing in 12 locations. The street connects all villages on the island and presents magnificent views of the encompassing islands. It’s properly linked to the mainland by ferries and quick boats. The island has a Harbour department workplace, a number of publish workplaces, clinics, a customs checkpoint, places of work of Vacationer Boards, many eating places and different service amenities. In Sali, Božava and Veli Rat are organized moorings for ships the place they will provide with water and electrical energy. In Zaglav is a gasoline station for boaters. Tour tourism can also be developed and there are marked trails for trekking and biking. All around the island, all of the archaeological websites of which there are fifteen have been marked and complemented with information tables.