Boat Excursion to Nature
(17 June 2004)
Telascica, a natural extension of Kornati National Park, is an 8,200 meter-long bay to the south of Dugi otok. Since it is one of the safest and one of the most beautiful Adriatic ports, it has become a favorite destination of many yachtsmen. The bay encompasses 25 little bays, 5 islets, a 68 kilometer-long coastline and the natural phenomenon known as Slano Lake, which is saltier than the Adriatic. Its impressive cliffs, sometimes rising as high as 150 meters above the sea, represent a protective barrier between the bay and the open sea.
Kornat archipelago consisting of 147 islands, islets and reefs, named after the biggest island Kornat. Mostly built of chalk lime-stone, and there are no springs or other sources of water. Most of the islands are covered with sparse grass, and the sea around them is full of fish. Many bays on the islands can serve as protection for small ships. In recent times there are no permanent settlements. Kornati were declared a national park in 1980.