Telascica Park of Nature
Park of nature Telascica covers the southeastern part of Dugi otok. In the park there is dramatically expressed contrast of restful bays against the robust cliffs, holm woods against the Aleppo pine woods and fields, olive grows and wineyards against the rocky maquis. Over 400 species of mediterranean vegetation grows in the park, with several very rare, endemic species, as well. Seas around the park are a home to over 250 plant and 300 animal species. Red corals and carnivorous sponges are the most famous inhabitants of the sea, and 14 donkeys roaming freely around the Mir bay, the most famous inhabitants of the park.
Telascica bay, one of the safest, most diverse and beautiful natural harbours in the Adriatic, consists of six islands and reefs, 25 bays and almost 70km of jagged coastline, thus is a favorable anchorage for sailors. "Stene", sheer cliffs dropping from 200m above sea level down to 90m of depth, are a home to many birds, with grey hawk being the most admiring. Mud from salt lake Mir is known for its healing properties, and the lake itself is a home to an endemic "kajman" eel. The most fascinating of all Telascica islands is Katina, while Taljuric rock is unique for its geological and geomorphological construction and shape. There are many organized tours around the park, and many sport activities at your disposal, like fishing, diving, biking, photo-hunting etc. In the park area there are many restaurants serving the most delicious sea dishes and wine.