If you’re planning an outing from which you expect to discover new and interesting destinations, you must visit Zavratnica – ,,a significiant landscape” and one of the most beautiful coves on the Croatian coast.
From its first appearance Zavratnica was a flooded valley with 100m high canyon cliffs around. The lenght of the bay is apx 900m and width varies between 50 and 150m. It first appeared in layers from the Cretaceous Age where numerous sandbanks were formed due to the fragmentation and planting of trees and underbrushes. 129 types of plantes have been counted in Zavratnica of which 100 are autochthonous and 29 are alohtone.
The upper trail with a viewpoint and sea promenade were built at the beginning of the 20th century. At that time Zavratnica became sheltered summer resort of Viennese and Prague elite.
How to get there: You can reach Zavratnica from Jablanac, the ferry port for the island of Rab, a half-hour walk along the sea trail. If you have a mountaineering and adventurous spirit, you can descend into the cove using a mountain trail from Zavratnica village.