During the long period of Venetian occupation, the islands were used for supplied the Venetian fleet. Deforestation and subsequent erosion, and over grazed by sheep and goats, for whose benefit the scrub was periodically burnt over, impoverished the fauna and depopulated the islands, which were purchased by citizens of Murter during the late 19th century.
Island has known as an oasis of peace for travellers giving them an overwhelming experience of relaxation, spiritual and physical rest. Island still has its wild side as a true evidence of the constant activities of unstoppable forces of nature; the sea and the wind. Dugi Otok is a true example of a place where these two opposites are most evident. Picturesque villages and secluded beaches collide with majestic cliffs and lush vegetation.
Park is contrasted area with peaceful beaches and laid down coastline on one side and wild and rough cliffs on the other. It is the area of cultivated fields of vineyards and olive-trees. There are several natural phenomena within the park and one of them is salt lake Mir. It is 10 metres deep and the fine, healing mud can be found on its south-eastern side. Another phenomena are the cliffs, rising up to 161 m above the sea level and falling down vertically up to 90 m below the sea level
The Krka National Park is located near Šibenik town and encompasses an area of 109 square kilometers along the Krka River. The national park is a spacious, largely unchanged region of exceptional and multifaceted natural value, and includes one or more preserved or insignificantly altered ecosystems.
Park belongs to the Southern European, Mediterranean and sub-Mediterranean region. Due to its special position and the mosaic distribution of various types of habitats, it is characterized by exceptionally rich and varied flora and fauna. Eight hundred and sixty species and subspecies of plants have been identified within the territory of the Krka National Park, including several endemic species.
There are several places of interest. The attractions and facilities available are various footpaths, sightseeing tours and presentations, boat trips, souvenir shops, a museum, and restaurants. There are also several archeological remains of unpreserved fortresses in the park's vicinity dating back to as far as the Roman times. They are Čučevo, Nečven, Bogočin, Ključica and Burnum.
For over 800 years they have been connecting the two ends of Zadar´s harbour with their small rowboats in any weather conditions ...