Telašćica Bay

Nature Park Telašćica is located in the southeastern part of the island of Dugi Otok. With the surrounding waters and 13 islands, islets and rocks, it makes a miraculous harmony of nature on the area of 70.5 square kilometres.

The Telašćica Bay is one of the safest, most beautiful and largest natural ports in the Adriatic. There are six islets and cliffs inside the bay, and 25 small coves on the 69 km indented coastline. It is an attractive anchorage for many boaters.

The cliffs of the island of Dugi otok, or locally Stene, rising up to 200 m above the sea, and vertically falling down 90 m into the sea. Great number of bird species nest here, as well as Peregrine Falcon and Eleanor’s Falcon.

Saline Lake Mir, with fine curative gray silt, is the residence of the endemic specie of eel called Kajman.

The most picturesque island in the Telašćica bay is Katina, and the most unusual is certainly Taljurić, with its geological and geomorphologic characteristics. Telašćica has been inhabited since ancient times, as can be seen from numerous archaeological remains found in the area like the burial mounds in the field Čuh, the Illyrian mounds and the remains of Roman buildings from the first century.

The Park offers organized tours in nature, cruising, water sports, diving, fishing, cycling, photo safari and traditional sea specialities in several catering establishments in the park area.