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Zavratnica, Jablanac

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Zavratnica is a 900 m long narrow inlet located at the foot of the mighty Velebit Mountains, in the northern part of the Adriatic Sea, 1 km south of Jablanac, Croatia. Regarded as one of the major tourist attractions of the northern coastal area because of its beauty, Zavratnica was designated a protected landscape in 1964.DescriptionZavratnica is 50–150 m wide, with a narrow entrance, and up to 100 m sides which are very steep. It only resembles a fjords. Its geological origin is very different from the formation of fjords. A mountain stream became flooded as the surface of the sea rose (transgression after the last ice age), and so a cove was formed quite similar in appearance to a fjord.
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  • Who can should take a boat in the Bay or Gorge. From the water, it is even more impressive I think.
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  • Place the beautiful but it's not the best path to walk, not recommended for small children, dogs and those who suffer from Vertigo! We found no indications about the length of the course and had a small dog breed with us, after about 20 minutes we go back because we found ourselves in a cartel of prohibition for dogs (not present at the beginning of the path).
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  • If, at the end of your holiday in Rab, back on the Mainland by ferry Mišnjak-Stinica, or if you are going up the Croatian coast from Zadar to shouldn't miss the River, beautiful excursion to the fjord Zavratnica, a Karst slopes of Velebit mountain, near the village of Jablanac. Zavratnica is certainly one of the most beautiful bays of the Croatian coast because he looks like a miniature of the Norwegian fjords. You reach this pleasant waters and breathtaking views, after 20-30 minutes walk along a smooth, evocative scenic trail on the coast from Jablanac. The Bay measures 900 meters long and its width varies from 50 to 150 m. Because of its natural values in 1964 was declared a protected area and in 1981 became part of Velebit nature park. In the fjord you can see the remains of a warship which in 1944 was destroyed by Allied planes, the boat is a real attraction for many divers and tourists who visit the place.
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  • A really nice and relaxing place. The water is really clear. If you want to relax here you have to pay 20 Kuna each person. You can park your car for free in the village next to it and walk to it by foot. It's about a 20-30 minute walk.
  • Truly unbelieveable. Must see if you are a real Velebit fan much as myself.
  • Very impressive
  • Amazing view, beautiful place
  • Impressive bay!