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Sightseeing in Dugi Otok - what to see. Complete travel guide

Dugi Otok is one of the most beautiful and incredibly interesting in terms of excursions Croatian islands. It is annually visited by thousands of amateurs of beach rest, lovers of eco-tourism and fans of hiking in historical places. On the territory of the island lie excellent beaches and modern entertainment centers. However, far greater interest is aroused by natural attractions and unique historical sites. It is also worth noting, that Dugi Otok is the largest island in central Dalmatia and has an unofficial name Long Island. Its length is 45 kilometers, while the width does not exceed five kilometers.
The Dugi Otok Island will not disappoint people who prefer a beach rest. It has a magnificent sandy and pebble beaches. Several areas are exclusively attractive for divers. The Naturist … Open
The main symbol of the island is a unique Telascica Nature Park. It occupies the southern part of the island and includes 13 nearby uninhabited islets. In the park, is a fabulously beautiful bay with the same name, whereas, coastal rocks are considered its main value. They have become home to hundreds of species of birds. A huge number of curious travellers come to admire these picturesque places every day. On the territory of the park, you can also find the salt lake Mir, which became known due to the healing properties of the mud.
A significant part of a tour program are walks in picturesque places. Lovers of excursions should definitely admire local karst caves. The largest of them is the cave of Strashna Pech, which was discovered relatively recently, in 1898. The name of the cave was not accidental. It is distinguished by a rather gloomy and frightening atmosphere. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The guests of the island can locate in attractive hotels. All of them differ from each other with their decent choice of rooms and excellent technical equipment. On the picturesque coast … Open
As for the architectural sights, the Veli Rat lighthouse is the undoubted leader among them. It is the largest lighthouse in the Adriatic, with a height of 42 meters. Considering the fact, that the lighthouse was built more than one and a half centuries ago and is successfully serving its purpose, its scale seems even more impressive and deserving admiration.
In the city of Sali, there is one of the most significant religious attractions of the island - the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The first church in its place was built in the 9th century, and the construction of the temple, which can be seen today, began in 1465. Church of St. Pelegrin, located in the city of Savares, is the oldest building on the island. The exact date of its construction remains unknown, but many scientists believe that it was built long before the 9th century. Lovers of history should definitely stroll through the major cities of the island. A picturesque city of Sali is its capital. Here, you will meet a lot of beautiful buildings and symbolic monuments, each of which has a unique history.
Dugi Otok's cuisine is very close to Italian with some national characteristics. Fish and seafood are the basis of most national dishes in this region of the country. Spices give a special … Open
Walking tours to the most picturesque natural landmarks of Dugi Otok and exploring unique historical places of interest remains the main entertainment for tourists. In summer, fans of beach recreation make up the majority of visitors to the island. Many of them are attracted by the miraculously beautiful Sakarun Beach. Water at this beach changes its color depending on the sunlight. Tiny white stones add special charm to this coastal area. Dense pine forests grow not far from the beach, so there is no wonder why the bay is recognized as the most beautiful area on the island.
Sakarun Beach is shallow, so it is perfectly suitable for beachside recreation. During the peak summer season, numerous cafes and bars are open in its territory. If you want to relax in a more private and secluded atmosphere, consider visiting such beaches as Soliscica and Pantera. They are considered less crowded.
Dugi Otok Island is the most beautiful place in Croatia. You can make a variety of excursions here. Both fans of natural beauty and fans of cultural recreation will find a lot of interesting … Open
Asinus donkeys remain one of the main symbols of the island. There are several farms that breed these cute animals. As these farms are open to visitors, there are always many tourists with children. Attendees can learn how to take care of the animals, and children are even allowed to ride the calmest donkeys. Finally, all these farms are located in incredibly beautiful places.
Despite the fact that every year more and more tourists visit Dugi Otok, it hasn’t turned into a classical tourist resort. The national cuisine is still dominating in the menus of local cafes and restaurants, and vendors in markets offer primarily Croatian goods. Even larger settlements and towns maintain their usual lifestyle. The most important is that the island manages to keep its inimitable natural charm. The majority of travelers visit Dugi Otok in summer, but if beach recreation is not your top priority, it will be incredibly interesting to visit this lovely island in spring and autumn.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Dugi Otok
♥   Castle 'Vrana Castle' , 57.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fortress Nehaj' , 94 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Sokolac Castle' , 97 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Zrinski-Frankopan Castle' , 101.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Dugi Otok
♥   Nature Park 'Telašćica' , 34.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Kornati' , 39.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Paklenica' , 51.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Forest Park 'Pod javori' , 52.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Vransko jezero' , 55.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Croatia: things to see

Beautiful nature, hundreds of small islands, dense forests and ancient castles – Croatia is a wonderful country perfect for vacation. The capital of the country, Zagreb, is a beautiful old city with numerous places of interest. The city was founded in the 13th century and many landmarks remind of those times, such as Stone Gate that is decorated with the image of Virgin Mary. There are also several churches and cathedrals in Zagreb. The most famous ones are St. Marcus Church and St. Stephan’s Cathedral built back in the 19th century. PMS-prostor manufakturne slobode is considered the most prestigious cultural centre of the city. It consists of several galleries and exhibition halls. Other sights of Zagreb include Dolac Market, Ban Jelačić Square, Tkalčićeva Street and Banski Dvori Palace. … Open
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