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Surroundings

 

Zadar

Zadar

Just eighteen miles away is the city known for one of the most beautiful sunsets in the world, the center of Zadar County – Zadar. Visit the Museum of Illusions, take a walk down the most famous old-town street Kalelarga, and have a cup of coffee on the main square. On Riva, a seaside walkway on the peninsula, see for yourself the two architectural wonders – the Sea Organ and the Sun Salutation. If you are looking for a soulmate, go to the Zadar Sphynx – touching it is rumored to bring luck in love!

 

Island of Pag

Pag

Less than an hour drive from Maslenica, one of the sunniest islands on the Adriatic coast known for its salt mines, the island of Pag will delight you with its particular ambience and tastes! Try the unique gastronomical brand, the Pag cheese, made from milk of the island's indigenous sheep. If you have a sweet tooth, try baskotina, a pastry that's been made for the past three centuries according to the old original recipe in the benedictine monastery of St Margaret in the city of Pag. The city is the center of the eponymous island, and once there, you must visit the observation tower Gradac that offers a magnificent panoramic view of Pag's core.

 

Plitvice Lakes

Plitvice Lakes

Drive to the Plitvice Lakes, the biggest and the oldest national park in Croatia may be a bit longer, about an 1,5 hour, but it is definitely worth it! Plitvice are, with their rich forestry and grassy foliage, as well as its sixteen lakes flowing one into the other, a true wonder of nature. Take a walk down one of four walking routes, dare to ride a boat, or try some of the local specialties in nearby restaurants! Enjoy the natural beauty even UNESCO recognized and put on their World Heritage List.

 

Old Town Paklenica

Starigrad Paklenica

Just nine miles from Maslenica, as part of Mount Velebit, is the beautiful National Park Paklenica that hosts the biggest forest complex in Dalmatia! This mountain pearl will delight all those who enjoy hiking or mountain climbing. Whether you want an easy walk or a climbing challenge, various hiking routes will satisfy each visitor's wishes. Enjoy some fresh air, greenery and peace only a mountain can offer!

 

Zrmanja

Zrmanja

For the adventurous, lovers of rowing and river rapids, or those who simply enjoy recharging their batteries near a river, Zrmanja River is the right answer! Situated 37 miles from Maslenica, this river surrounded by impressive cliffs offers many activities. Rafting, kayaking, paddling on the river's peaceful parts – this 43 miles long river has something to offer to everyone!

Photos

Zrmanja, Image by Sushuti from Pixabay
Plitvice, Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay
Zadar, Image by Ivan Vuksa from Pixabay
Pag, Photo by Stéphanie on Unsplash
Paklenica, Image by Ivan Ćorić from NP Paklenica Archives