"the Small salt lake" Dugi Otok Things to Do Tip by picek

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  shallow water of small lake
by picek

An interesting water form appeared after last Ice age on Dugi otok - Mir lake at Tela?ćica, whose waters are shallow, salty and not entierly disconnected from nearby sea as its water from underground cracks fills the basin during tide. It can be noted that lake's salinity is different - though variable, it's normally higher, and higher is also its summer temperature when maximums were recorded at 33 Celsius degrees! Simple as that, its rather extreme water environment provides home of few specialized species, of entierly different composition than those from sea.
Parts of lake bottom are covered by silt which is believed to have healing properties and from time to time enthusiast swimmer will cover themself entierly, just his eyes let out, but in general the lake attracts crowds for its rather ordinary beach. It can be crowded like at swimming pool at its northern most edge where there is nearest connection with gulf that unloads tourists from tour boats.
Ah, and there is 'donkey beach' there, so that must be another reason for its popularity.

Only after 10 minutes easy hike above the lake, you can get to the edge of cliffs where you watch some entierly different scenery.

Address: Tela?ćica
Directions: south east part of Dgui otok

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Nov 30, 2011
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