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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Park
“Nature, hiking, fresh air. Spend one day in the mountains away from all trasic and noises, just relax and enjoy hiking and nature. In Paklenica is also Maita peć Cave but in fall, pring and winter it works only on some day on the week. So call the park berore if you would like to visit the Cave”
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Lodging
“The Paklenica karst river canyon is a national park in Croatia. It is located in Starigrad, northern Dalmatia, at the southern slopes of Velebit mountain, not far from Zadar. Ticket is 12€”
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Not a big wowo effect it will leave on someone because people will think it is only two stones but for us local is tradition part of our history. Mirila, stone monuments to the departed, can be found along the mountain paths, passes, elevations and clearings of Mt. Velebit. Mirila date from the times of the Velebit hamlets (17th–20th centuries), that mainly survived from animal husbandry. On this place was erected a mirilo, the resting place of the deceased. Flat stone tablets were generally laid at the head and foot of the deceased, marking his height, to be connected at a later date by a row of stone tablets. The headstones were also sometimes subsequently adorned with symbols carved in shallow relief. These mirila were venerated and visited more than graves, as it was believed that the grave only contained “the body without the soul, which remained at the mirilo.””
  • 3 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“This is the place where you can try croatian and local dishes in a cozy and quiet atmosphere. It is located in small village "Marasovići" right to the entrance to Paklenica NP. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Lodging
“Starigrad is also called Starigrad Paklenica for it is located in front of the present Paklenica National Park, extending over 20 kilometres of coastline from which emerges the highest Croatian mountain range, the Velebit range giving it fairytale scenery. The locality and national park are the leaders and initiators of active and adventure tourism in Croatia ranging from trekking and mountaineering to alpinism with a series of world famous competitions. Many of our conquerors of world peaks practiced here, on the Velebit, next to a crystal clear sea. Its incredible landscape testifies hundreds of years old traces of mankind. It still hosts remains of the Roman Empire, its world unique “mirila” (resting places) mills, and nowdays rural tourist estates, jeep safari tours, gatherings of Karl May and the serial Winnetou fans… Velebit overlooking Starigrad is the habitat of hundreds of plant and animal species of which many are endemic and protected, karst phenomena, caving miracles and registered in the UNESCO Network of World Biosphere Reserve.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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Lodging
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Fast Food Restaurant
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Cocktail Bar
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“Nudi različite vrste barskih mješavina (koktela), te mjesto dobrog provoda sa odličnim DJ-ima i muzikom uživo.”
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Hotel
“Prijs -kwaliteit zeer goed Vriendelijk personeel- ruime menukeuze Lekkere pizza’s en verse deegwaren ”
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
“Veliko Rujno is on Velebit mountain. From Starigrd it can be reached by car. But one part of the road is a gravel road so you should have a good car. What is up in the mountain? A valley with beautifull natuire, peace, quite, also if you are lucky you can see some wild horses running around. Mobile phone signal is bad so no social madia for that day ;) up there are a few small houses where our ancestors used to live.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
National Park
Mediterranean Restaurant
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