Inlet Zavrtnica is one of Jablanac natural treasures. Promenade with the tunnel was built in the 1930s. Source: hr.wikipedia.org
In the past fifty years Jablanac has been known as a ferry port that leads to the Island of Rab
. The ferry line was recently suspended, but the interest in this village has not died down. There are many reasons for this. Jablanac and its surroundings have a very beautiful natural wealth. Other than the vicinity of northern Adriatic islands and Mt. Velebit with its national parks Paklenica
and North Velebit
, one should certainly mention the protected Zavrtnica inlet. This inlet is one of the most beautiful inlets of the Adriatic, and is located a merely 15 minute walk from Jablanac. On the coast, at the
Centre of Jablanac with the Church of St. Joseph at the very entrance to the harbor. Source: fotowelt.chip.de
beginning of the promenade, under water is a sunken WW2 wreck. This place has a very rich and fascinating history. The documents first mentioned it at the end of the 12th Century, and some fifty years later, ban Stjepan Gut-Keled erected the free royal city of Jablanac on the hill, the ruins of which are still there. Of the preserved cultural goods there is still Church of St. Nicholas, local cemetery, Church of St. Joseph in the very centre with two valuable sculptures from the 18th and the 19th Century. Jablanac offers more than just sun, sea and cultural heritage. It invests in the development of tourism and
Mountaineering hut with the lowest altitude in the world is a good starting point for researching Velebit. Source: mojnet.com
satisfaction of visitors. Although its winter population counts only sixty or so, the village has two hotels (Lux and Ablana), two restaurants and private accommodation in form of apartments and rooms. Every host is glad to offer an apartment in Jablanac and its surroundings. Further investments are expected to yield elite tourism, but even the current offer which "meets everyone's needs" is sufficiently valuable for this area. Jablanac also has an interesting curiosity - a mountaineering hut. At only 20m above sea level, this is the mountaineering hut with the lowest altitude in the world.
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