Telascica Nature Park: Stene Cliffs
Site of Geological and Ecological Interest, Walk (ca 2 km)
After the Kornati National Park Telascica should be the obvious stop, a blessed relief after the baron sun-blasted landscape of the Kornati Kanal. These two adjacent parks could not be more different from each other with Telascica offering a lush cool tree cover down to the shore of Dugi Otok, where it occupies much of the south east of the island. No visit to Kornati is complete without at least one night in Telascica Nature Park, having reached the marina at ACI Piskera or ACI Zut it is a matter of a couple of hour sail north to the sheltered anchorages of Telascica and the lushness the park offers.
The cliffs a few minutes walk from the landing stage in the south west corner of Uvala Tripuljak. From the landing spot in the south-west corner of Uvala Tripuljak you past the restaurant and walk west on a path that takes you up through the Alepo Pines that are distinctive of the tree cover in the park and past the remains of the cabins of a Yugoslav era youth camp until reach the high sea cliffs or Stene.
From this point the path leads either north or south along the cliff tops providing excellent views of both the cliffs and the western shore of Dugi Otok as well as the sea birds that live along the cliff faces. The walk is not strenuous but can be a little rough under foot.
Care should be taken around the cliff edges which for the most part are unsigned and unfenced.
From the landing stage in the south-western corner of Uvala Tripuljak. Moorings are available in the bay and regular excursions visit the area from surrounding towns
Dugi Otok within Telascica Nature Park
Tuesday, 6 September 2011