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8 magical reasons why you should visit Dugi otok

Natural beauties and untouched nature are the identity of Dugi otok. The unexplored Adriatic jewel near Zadar is slowly, but deservedly becoming an increasingly popular destination for nature lovers, history and peaceful vacations. With a specific shape and 45 kilometers length of pure enjoyment that draws you to return. Below we bring you just a few of the many natural-historical attractions that Dugi otok offers. Explore your destination with us. Info

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Beach Brbišćica

Brbišćica beach is considered the safest bay on the open side of Dugi otok. Paradise beach made of pebbles surrounded by rocks formed by the deposition of the rest of other rocks by the action of water, sea and wind. Rocks that hide in their layers many fossils of fish, cephalopods, possibly even some prehistoric animals, which is why it is called the Jurassic Park of Dugi otok. The perfect combination of the clearing of the sea, history and untouched nature provides unforgettable experiences that leave a lasting impression. You can reach the beach by car.


War tunnels

During World War II, the Yugoslav People's Army built three tunnels to hide war submarines and ships from their enemies. The protection and proximity of the open sea make the location ideal for the sly outplaying of the opponents. Tunnels Zagračina, Paprenica and Bukašin are about 12 meters high, and up to 160 meters deep into the ground. During a walk through these architectural marvels, you can smell the history and feel firsthand the real historical naval battles.

Pansion Alen - Luka, Dugi otok
Pansion Alen - Luka, Dugi otok

Beach Veli Žal

Beach Veli Žal is located on the open sea and uninhabited part of Dugi otok. The pebble beach towards the edges becomes rocky, and in front of it there is the islet Mežanj. Clear sea surrounded by indescribable untouched nature. A beautiful sunset with the sound of the sea creates an indescribable romantic atmosphere after which you will only think about how to get back to Veli Žal.


National park Kornati

Further to the southeastern direction of Dugi otok there is another phenomenon, the national park Kornati. It is also called Stomorski Otoci and it counts about 150 islands and islets. It was declared a national park in 1980 in order to protect the unique relief, the communities of organisms of different types of marine plants and animals.

Pansion Alen - Luka, Dugi otok
Pansion Alen - Luka, Dugi otok

Beach Saharun

Beach Saharun is located in the northwestern part of Dugi otok. Due to the combination of pebbles, white sand and the turquoise color of the incredibly clear sea, it is nicknamed the Adriatic Caribbean. The most famous beach of the Adriatic is about 300 meters long, and at a distance of 250 meters from the coast the depth is only 3.5 meters. It is surrounded by pine trees that give thick shade on hot days. A special beach of the special Dugi otok and the Adriatic Sea, which can be reached by car.


Nature park Telašćica

Natural beauty, wealth of flora and fauna are the reasons why Telašćica got the status of a protected area in 1980. The south-eastern natural pearl of Dugi otok, with a Latin name "tre lagus", meaning three lakes, became a nature park in 1988. It is surrounded by 13 islets and abounds in peaceful natural beaches for swimming. The biggest and most famous attraction of Telašćica is the phenomenon Strmac - vertical rocks with height up to 161 meters above sea level and a depth of up to 85 meters, from which you can also observe dolphins. The underwater area is rich in sea sponges, numerous types of crabs, fish, and there are also colonies of protected red corals. Salt Lake Mir was created after the Ice Age. Due to vaporization, the lake has a higher salinity than the sea. It is rich in life, and on one part there is healing mud.

Pansion Alen - Luka, Dugi otok
Pansion Alen - Luka, Dugi otok

Lighthouse Veli Rat

In the northwestern part of Dugi otok, Cape Punta Bjanka, back in 1949 was built the lighthouse Veli Rat. With its height of 42 meters, it is the highest lighthouse in the Adriatic. During construction, 100,000 egg yolks were pressed into its facade. With its light range of 22 nautical miles, it is even today the orientation for many ships in the vicinity of Punta Bjanka. It is surrounded by a pine forest, beautiful natural bays and pebble beaches, and is one of the most beautiful lighthouses on the Adriatic, which is simply worth visiting. The Roman Missal from 1896 can be found in the old chapel of St. Nicholas, which is located next to the lighthouse. There is a road that leads all the way to the lighthouse so you can also visit it by car. Foto by:Luka online


Cave Golubinka

And as sugar on top, we saved a real natural spectacle of Dugi otok. Cave Golubinka was created more than 100 million years ago and is the right way to get acquainted with the inner beauty of Dugi otok... The large opening in the ceiling allows the penetration of light that illuminates the cave and provides an indescribable experience of the combination of stone and sea, light and shadow. At the end of the cave there is also a beach where you can experience your Zen moment. An unprecedented gift of nature that is impossible to describe in words and you simply need to experience it personally. Warning: cave Golubinka on Dugi otok leaves serious consequences - positive emotions that will remain permanently in your memory after visiting!Foto by:Ozren Majerić

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