Zavratnica miniature Scandinavian fjord

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    One of the most beautiful coves of the Croatian Adriatic

    Resembling a miniature Scandinavian fjord, Zavratnica is probably one of the most beautiful coves of the Croatian Adriatic.

    To be seen in the cove are the remains of a sunken German warship.

    It is a 900 m long narrow inlet located at the foot of the mighty Velebit Mountains, in the northern part of the Adriatic sea, 1 km south of Jablanac, Croatia. Regarded as one of the major tourist attractions of the northern coastal area because of its beauty, Zavratnica was designated a protected landscape in 1964.

    german warship Zavratnica is 50–150 m wide, with a narrow entrance, and up to 100 m sides which are very steep. It only resembles a fjords. Its geological origin is very different from the formation of fjords. A mountain stream became flooded as the surface of the sea rose, and so a cove was formed quite similar in appearance to a fjord.

    To be seen in the cove are the remains of a sunken German warship, a real tourist attraction to numerous divers that come here in the summer. The trail is open to hikers only.

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