Antonela Grgić/Total Croatia News
June 19, 2022 – Ever paid a go to to the beautiful and really distinctive Vrana lake nature park?
It’s that point once more, when the traditional streets of coastal Croatia are stuffed with visitors. It’s the identical factor for the roads, particularly the Adriatic Highway, in all probability one of the vital scenic routes you may ever drive alongside. No matter which a part of Croatia’s shoreline you are heading to, unimaginable views are assured. Between Zadar and Šibenik, an actual pure phenomenon will be sighted – the Adriatic Sea and the freshwater Vrana lake separated by lower than one kilometre of mainland.
Besides of being one in all Croatia‘s largest natural lakes, it has been pronounced a nature park as well. Stretching from Pakoštane to Pirovac, blessing the two Croatian counties of Zadar and Šibenik-Knin at once, Vrana lake nature park covers about 57 square kilometres in total. A ridge, the Prosika canal, lets salt water flow down into the freshwater lake, making it possible for both salt water and freshwater fish to live there – a fact that attracts both sport and recreational fishing enthusiasts.
There are plenty more opportunities on offer at the gorgeous Vrana lake nature park aside from fishing, such as swimming or kayaking for example. One can also choose horseback riding or even try out swimming with the horses. Besides the abundant water activities, Vrana lake nature park also boasts 40 kilometres of impressive cycling and hiking trails with stunning views on offer. Several display boards providing educational information dotted around Vrana lake can be found as well.
What makes Vrana Lake nature park even more special, is its declaration as an Ornithological Reserve and its listing as one of the “Important Bird Areas in Europe” with more than 256 bird species being registered as living there. Off-season, particularly during the winter, over 100,000 aquatic birds seek out Vrana lake as their seasonal home. Birds aside, numerous other fascinating animal species can be found there as well.
From the “Kamenjak” viewpoint, Vrana lake nature park’s highest peak, one can catch sight of the rugged shoreline, the Kornati archipelago, the Mediterranean swamp in addition to the agricultural space of Ravni Kotari suddenly – a tremendous image that one can hardly neglect. During the 12 months, some conventional festivities happen on the high, proper in entrance of the Chapel of All Saints. Moreover, the primary path up the hill is named the Way of the Cross with its 14 stations often walked by locals and vacationers.
A conventional Dalmatian tavern makes it attainable to take pleasure in native delicacies whereas admiring the picturesque environment up there, and within the mornings one can see the attractive shades of blue of each the lake and the ocean, and take in the superb sunsets within the evenings. At this place, one factor is bound – unforgettable recollections are assured.
For extra on Croatia’s nature parks, ensure to take a look at our devoted journey part.