Maslenica is small quiet place, hamlet of the village of Jasenice and a cove at the entrance into the strait of Novsko Zdrilo, connecting the so-called Novigrad Sea with the Velebit Channel situated below a limestone slope and thus partly protected from frequent attacks of the very strong bora... Thanks to the excellent geographical position, all National Parks are within your grasp; Nature park Velebit, the canyon and the mouth of river Zrmanja, historical town Zadar, which is only 25 km away and also National Park Paklenica is in 10 min distance. You can spend your holiday in weekend houses, apartments and rooms. has nice beaches. Major attractions include home-made food (cheese, ham) and fresh fish and shellfish from the Novigrad Sea. West of Maslenica, a new, huge bridge (length 378 m, height 90 m above sea level) was constructed over the strait of Novsko Zdrilo (only 200 m wide). Maslenica lies on the main road (M2, E65). In one small bay at the end of the Velebit Channel you can find the village of Rovanjska. A green oasis where the clear and blue sea join with the Velebit mountain – with the Nacional Park of Paklenica. Nearby we can find the Modra cave, where in the bronze age, 20 m. far from the main turistic Adriatic road, lived the man. The natural beach covered all the bay and takes you to the church of Saint Juraj, a cultural monument of 10th cent. Its central part is like a solar clock/calendar. Built more than 1.000 years ago, it needed surely a big knowledge of mathematics and astronomy.