Nature Park Telascica
Telascica bay is situated in the central part of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea, in the southeastern part of Long Island. Thanks to its exceptional beauty, wealth and importance, this bay surrounded by 13 islands and islets, and six islands inside the bay was declared a nature park in the 1988th Protected area status gained in 1980. Thanks to its exceptionally valuable plant and animal life, geological and geomorphological phenomena, valuable communities of the sea bottom and interesting archaeological heritage.
Area Nature Park Telascica is an area rich in contrasts, quiet and peaceful beaches and laid coastline on one side and wild cliffs on the other hand, the area of the Aleppo pine and oak on one side and bare rocks on the other, the area of cultivated fields of vineyards and olive trees, but also the area of degraded forms of vegetation covering dry habitats.
Three basic phenomena constitute the basic characteristics of this area: the unique bay Telašćica as the safest, most beautiful and largest natural harbor in the Adriatic Sea, in which 25 small beaches, cliffs of the island of Long Island, or so-called “rock”, which rise to 161 meters above sea level and down to the depth of 90 m, and finally the salt lake “Peace” with healing properties. Telascica The most striking among islands is Katina, and the most unusual Taljurić. Total area of the Nature Park is 70.50 km2 and 25.95 km2 on Long Island and the neighboring islands, and 44.55 km2 of the sea. The Beautifully cultivated meadows and hills rich in Mediterranean vegetation with about 500 plant species and equally rich fauna. The undersea world has more than 300 plant and 300 animal species.
Telascica Nature Park and belongs to the category of high-protected parts of nature. Near Nature Park are three Croatian national parks: Kornati, Paklenica and Krka, two nature Vrana Lake and Nature Park. Located in Pakostane can visit the beautiful nature park Telascica at some of the wonderful tourist boats which depart from the town.