Otok is the biggest island of Zadar's archipelago, 50km
long and about 5km wide. It is quite distant from the coast
- one hour and a half by ferry from Zadar and it remains
one of those few places where you can enjoy tranquillity
even in high season, ideal for tourists that will appreciate
the peace and the natural beauties.
Island Dugi Otok beaches are different from one area to
another; in the zone of Sali there are mainly rocks and
cliff with a part of terraces under the hotel side and pinewood.
There are also some sandy beaches achievable only with ships
and one beautiful beach of white sand (Saharun) in the southern
part of island achievable also with car. Nudism is practiced
almost everywhere except the beaches near by villages.
Its main town, Sali, is a attractive fishing town with a
summer cultural events and festival.
Natural park Telaseica Bay is within biking distance
from Sali. It is a 10km deep inlet dotted with bays, islets
and cliffs. A spectacular saltwater lake lies next to the
bay - the water is warm and said to be curative, and you
can swim there. You can enjoy the wildlife that abounds
there, from pine to fig to olive to moufflon (a kind of
wild sheep). Although the park is not commercialised, there
are facilities for tourists providing fresh fish and local
wine. Hidden paradise indeed.