Croatian fjord

19 June 2021.

Written by Matija Čaić


Zavratnica is a cove that is part of the Velebit Nature Park. It is considered one of the most beautiful on the Adriatic because of the incredibly blue color of the sea and the 100 meters high cliffs that surround it which makes it look like Norwegian fjords.

Zavratnica cove in Velebit nature park on the Adriatic, Croatia
Zavratnica cove. In the middle of picture you can see sunk ferry near promenade.

At the beginning of the 20th century, a 1 km long promenade was built around the cove, making it a favorite summer resort of Prague’s and Vienna’s intellectual elite, as well as Croatian intellectuals such as the writer Vjenceslav Novak.

There are about 100 indigenous plant species in the cove itself, and a special attraction for visitors and divers is a German ferry sunk by Allied planes during World War II.

Short video about Zavratnica:

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