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Hotel Alan Beach - detail
Hotel Alan Beach - detail
Starigrad-Paklenica is the southeastern center of Croatia's 150 km long coastline under the Velebit mountain range. At this point of the narrow foothill coast the sediments of Velika Paklenica Creek here created a larger area - and this allowed the creation of a larger settlement, too. This happened as early as the times of ancient Rome, the town was known as Argyruntum in the Roman era.

Velika (Big) Paklenica Canyon is situated right above Starigrad and along with Mala (Small) Velika Canyon (slightly east of Starigrad) these natural treasures secured the creation of the Paklenica National Park. The national park is the main tourist attraction of the area - and Starigrad's tourist offer is based on guests visiting the park, let them simple visitors or mountaineers or climbers. Being a seaside town, Starigrad, of course, has a choice of beaches, too. The most developed one is the Blue Flag awarded Hotel Alan Beach. Starting from here towards east one would find a long untouched gravel beach, while below the streets and houses of the town one can enjoy a mixture of beaches covered either with concrete (on terraces) or gravel.

Starigrad's highest capacity accommodation option (in terms of beds) is Hotel Alan, which is followed by a number of smaller hotels. The bulk of beds, just like anywhere else on the Dalmatian coast, is offered at private apartments. Camp Paklenica is located right next to Hotel Alan and besides that larger campsite Starigrad has two more camps in the town.

Starigrad-Paklenica from the other side of Velebitski Channel
Starigrad-Paklenica from the other side of Velebitski Channel


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