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Nature Park Telašćica

Telašćica Bay is situated in the central part of east Adriatic coast, in the southeast part of the island Dugi Otok. Thanks to its extreme beauty, richness and importance, this bay, surrounded by 13 islands and islets, together with 6 islets inside Telašćica Bay, was proclaimed a Nature Park in 1988.

It gained the status of protected area in 1980 due to its exceptionally valuable plant and animal life, geological and geomorphologic phenomena, precious submarine species and finally, interesting archaeological heritage.

Three basic phenomena characterize this area: the unique Telašćica Bay as the most protected, beautiful and largest natural harbour in the Adriatic, comprised of 25 small bays; the cliffs of the island of Dugi Otok that rise 161 m above sea level and then sink to a depth of 90 m below sea level; and last, but not least, there is the salt Lake Mir with its therapeutic properties. The most picturesque of the islands is Katina, and the most unusual is Taljurić. The total area of the Nature Park is 70.50 km2 where the 25.95 km2 belongs to Dugi Otok and adjoining islets, and the sea surface occupies 44.55 km2. There are beautiful cultivated fields and hills rich in Mediterranean vegetation with around 500 species of flora and fauna. On the other side, the submarine world counts more than 300 plant and 300 animal species.

Characteristics of the region's climate include over 2 500 sunny hours per year with an average January temperature higher than 7°C and annual average temperature higher than 16°C. In winter, the sea temperature is around 13°C and in summer about 23°C. Roman remains in Mala Proversa and numerous pre-Romanesque churches, such as the famous church of St. John in the Stivanje Field, prove that Telašćica has been inhabited since ancient times. The oldest document about the fishing trade dates back to the end of the 10th century and it testifies that the fishing trade among Croats began right on these shores. Activities in the NP Telašćica include attractive diving sites next to the cliffs, walking along the paths and visiting interesting places. You must pay a visit to the Grapašćak fortification and admire the view. All this and more are reasons for which tourists visit Telašćica Bay and for which it deserves to be placed among highly-protected natural areas of the Republic of Croatia. In vicinity of the Telašćica NP, there are three Croatian national parks: Kornati, Paklenica and Krka, as well as two nature parks - Vrana Lake and Velebit.

- SCOPE: southern part of Dugi Otok, associated islands and parts of the archipelago is in Zadar County
- AREA: total 70.50 km2 = 44.55 km2 sea + land 25.95 km2
- MAXIMUM DEPTH OF TELAŠĆICA BAY: 67m
- MAXIMUM HEIGHT OF CLIFF ROCKS: Grpašćak 161 m
- MAXIMUM DEPTH OF THE SEA BELOW THE CLIFF ROCKS: 85 m
- MAXIMUM HEIGHT: 198 m Mrzlovica
- NEAREST VILLAGE: Sali
- NAME: Telašcica - in the Middle Ages "Tilagus" - named for what looks like three connected lakes flow into each other.
 

Contact

Nature Park Telašćica
Ulica Danijela Grbin bb
Croatia – 23 281 Sali
Tel. +385 (0)23 377 096
Fax. +385 (0)23 377 096
e-mail: telascica@telascica.hr
www.telascica.hr


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weather icon 7°C
Humidity 65.6 %
Air pressure 1007 hPa
Visibility 10 km
Wind speed 5.4 kph
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