Starigrad with the Velebit in the background

Starigrad is a small port town on the Velebit coast, 45 km south of Karlobag, near the Paklenica National Park.

Its history goes back to Roman times. The town developed its economy through agriculture, cattle breeding, fishing and tourism. Starigrad is the center of the Paklenica Riviera, with a 20 km long coastline between the mountains and the sea.

The town is visited by tourists looking for a swim or by mountain enthusiasts. The city has long pebble beaches and is a family friendly destination. There are several tennis courts, a beach volleyball court and a miniature golf course to keep you entertained while staying in shape. There are also sea activities with nautical centers offering equipment for rent.

Starigrad vu depuis le parc national de Paklenica
View of the sea from above Starigrad

The gastronomic offer is mainly focused on local specialties, with dishes made of fish, lamb, smoked ham and cheese. There are also many cultural and entertainment activities available for tourists.

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You can visit the Cape of Kula, at the southernmost part of the city, where you will find the ruins of the Večka tower and the church of St.etra. You shouldn’t miss the Rovanjska Bay either, where you can find the picturesque St. Uraj Basilica nearby.

Please note that small boats can dock at the north side of the harbor, which is partly protected from the Jugo and Bura winds. The depth of the sea is 2-5 meters here.