While staying in our apartments, we recommend that in addition to the surrounding beaches and beautiful Zadar you also visit these interesting locations.
Croatia's first National park established in 1949 covers 296.85 km2 of breathtaking natural splendor becoming with it the largest among the eight national parks of the country. Ranging in altitude from 367 m (Koranski most) to 1279 m (Seliški vrh) above sea level.
The park was inscribed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 1979, in recognition of its "outstanding natural beauty and undisturbed production of travertine (tufa) through chemical and biological action". The park represents a phenomenon of karst hydrography.
The Telašćica bay, after which the whole Nature Park got the name, is situated on the south-eastern part of the island Dugi otok. It is retracted into the land about 8 km and on its south side is the widest part of about 1.6 km.
The name "Telaščica" probably derives from the Latin name of "tre lagus" which means "three lakes". It consists of three parts which are separated by constriction. These three bays are actually morphogenetic Karst sinkholes, which ended up under the sea some 10 000 years ago after the last deicing period called glacial Würm.
Vrana Lake is the largest natural lake in Croatia. A special feature of the park is a wealth of fish and developed sport fishing tourism. The dominant characteristic of the park is a special ornithological reserve, almost untouched natural habitat of water birds, rare wetland systems, high biodiversity, outstanding scientific and ecological value.
It covers the area of torrent flows of Velika and Mala Paklenica, and their distinctive canyons carved vertically into the south slopes of Velebit and the broader surrounding area.
The park has so far recorded about 235 species of birds. According to estimates in the park in autumn day moving resides between 20,000 and 200,000 birds.
Krka National Park lies within Šibenik-Knin county, and covers a total area of 109 km2 of the loveliest section of the Krka river, and the lower course of the Čikola river.
The Krka National Park was proclaimed in 1985, as the seventh national park in Croatia, though certain sections of the Krka river were already protected as early as 1948.
Including the submerged part of the river at the mouth, the Krka river is 72,5 km long, making it the 22nd longest river in Croatia. It springs in the foothills of the Dinara mountain range, 3.5 km northeast of Knin. With its seven waterfalls and a total drop in altitude of 242 m, the Krka is a natural and karst phenomenon.
The area of Paklenica National Park stretches on the littoral slope of South Velebit directly above the settlement of Marasovići, up to the zone of the highest mountain peaks (Vaganski vrh, Babin vrh, Sveto brdo).
It covers the area of torrent flows of Velika Paklenica and Mala Paklenica, and their distinctive canyons carved vertically into the south slopes of Velebit and the broader surrounding area.
The relatively small area has an abundance of geomorphological phenomena and forms, diverse flora and fauna, attractive landscapes and intact nature.
In the central part of the Croatian Adriatic, on the meeting point of Šibenik and Zadar islands, there is a separate and in many ways a specific group of islands named Kornati, which is the year 1980. declared a national park.
Nowdays, NP “Kornati” occupies an area of about 220 km2 and it includes 89 islands, islets and cliffs, altogether with a coastline about 238 km long.
Despite this relatively large number of islands the continental part of the park forms only 1/4th of the total area, while everything else belongs to the marine ecosystem.
Neighboring islands can be reached within day-trip excursion boats that leave from the town of Zadar.