Zavratnica is without doubt one of the most beautiful coves of the Croatian Adriatic coast. It is located about 20 minutes of easy walking trail that leads along the coast south of the ferry dock (Island of Rab) in Jablanac. So it may come from the village Zavratnica go down the path to the lookout point of the bay. Many hikers and tourists in summer is visited by boat. Because of the beauty of the landscape and natural values (geomorphology, flora ...) released in 1964. under special protection in the category of protected landscape. Since 1981. integral part of the Nature Park "Velebit". "Near Jablanac under Velebit, hid one of the jewels of the Croatian Adriatic: Bay Zavratnica. seems to be a fraction of the Norwegian coast in Croatia stray, but not a fraction of the green and shady northern coast, but sunny, bright, carved in stone surom coast.
Zavratnica only shape resembles a fjord, its genesis is quite different. There has never been glaciers, but instead floods brazdale slopes of Velebit. One such show of the torrent channel postglacial sea level and flooded by the Krishna created Zavratnica. length of the bay is about 1 kilometer, and the width ranges from 50 to 100 meters. high steep scree slopes down to the limestone debris to the shore. construction of terraces and planting trees, these sandbanks in the most calm and subdued, and now without Zavratnica difficulties can be visited every visitor. Who wants more beauty, a little effort and climb because Zavratnica bird's eye offers a unique panorama of sea and stone. " That's about Zavratnica description from the book "Croatian Natural Heritage" (4th edition, 1988.), In which this bay has been included as a "significant landscape".
"According to legend, the 615th was a great earthquake occurred in this area and then in one night, sank three old Roman city. first was called Ortopla, the site of the village Stinica (about 5 km west of Jablanac, Op. s). This is evidenced by the remains of a Roman cemetery and officers mint. second Cissa (today Caska general. ed) on the island of Pag. The findings show that there was a bishopric. third major city was in St. George (east of Senja, Op. ed.) and was called Lopsica. When the earthquake occurred and then submerge these cities, according to legend created the Zavratnica."