Why should you visit Starigrad Paklenica?
The sun is almost up and the nature starts to awake. Each one of us has various chores to do, but our blood is also waking up and wants us to move and finish our long winter hibernation. If you don't have the time to get a rest, but you desperately need one, you can get away for just one weekend, although you will want to stay even longer. I'm talking about Starigrad Paklenica.
Starigrad Paklenica is a small harbor, but also a town, located right next to the seaside, surrounded by the magnificent mountain Velebit. You can immediatly conclude that the combination of a mountain and the sea which are permanently in touch makes the perfect atmosphere for your next trip. It doesn't matter do you want to hike, take a bath (if you are feeling brave in this breezy time) or enjoy the untouched nature of this wonderful place.
The town Starigrad was built during the Roman Age, during the reign of emperor Tiberius. Back then, the town was called Argyruntuma and is mentioned in the historical source written by Pliny the elder in the 1st centruy. This town has a long hisory since it was founded so early, but today it's a very popular tourist destination famous for it's ideal seating and the national park Paklenica. If you're a history lover, this is definitely the destination you should visit. If you perhaps also like Croatian literature, then you'll have the chance to visit the lodge of one of the most important Croatian authors – Petar Hektorovic.
Maybe you're a person who enjoys discovering and collecting plants. Paklenica is full of small paths where you can spend your day walking through green and scented nature, recover your lungs from the smoky town and admire (but also collct) a large spectre of plants that you can't find in the place where you usually live.
Starigrad Paklenica lets you step back from the everyday noise and pother and let's you go back to the nature. A lot of mountain hiking paths are suitable for family walks or for sport and guarantee a lot of fun. If you're more of an adrenaline lover, the nearest river, Zrmanja, will ruffle your blood with various sports such as rafting and kayaking. The best thing is that the town is never crowded so you don't have to bring your own equipment, someone will always borrow it to you!
Just like every seaside town, Starigrad Paklenica looks completely different during the summer days when people decide to visit the beach and dive into the crystal-clear sea, one of the most important features of Croatia. Don't think this town looks beautiful only in the summer, every season turns this place into a brand new mesmerizing experience worth your time and visit.
The town itself always has enough apartments for everyone paying a visit to it, and oftenly in their restaurants you can hear live music during the popular 'fishermen evenings'. This town is not only a glance into the history – it's proud to have it's own special monuments, but it also safely looks into the future by offering you numerous activities in the untouched nature of the national park Paklenica. Make Starigrad Paklenica your next destination for relaxation.
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