Telascica is one of the largest and most protected natural harbors on the Adriatic, and the length of its coastline is up to 68 km. Telascica Bay, from which the Nature Park was named is located in the central part of the eastern coast of the Adriatic Sea in the south eastern part of Dugi Otok. With its unique beauty, wealth and importance, the bay was in 1988 considered Nature Park. Bay is surrounded by 13 islands and islets, and the bay itself, there are six beautiful islands, one ridge and 25 small beaches.
Thanks to its location, it has 2500 hours of sunshine a year.
There are three phenomena that characterize the area. In the first place it is unique Telašćica Bay as the most beautiful and largest natural port on the Adriatic. Then there are the so-called "stene" (rock), which rise up to 160 meters above the sea and sink to a depth of 90 meters and finally the salt lake of Mir with healing properties.
Telašćica marine world has about 3,300 species of plants and 300 species of animals. Such diversity is conditioned by location and microclimate of seabed, which is almost completely covered with meadows of sea flowers, important habitats for many species of fish. The surroundings are meadows and hills rich with Mediterranean vegetation with 500 endemic species of plants.
It is interesting that in 2000, at the bottom of a cave in the park at 24 meters depth found carnivorous sponge species Asbestopluma hypogea (Bakran-Petricioli and Petricioli), is the second such find in the world.
To the delight of visitors frequent guest of the Nature Park is a good dolphin, and in the last few years, Park has become a sort of refuge for abandoned donkeys on Dugi otok.
Telašcica has long been settled, witness the remains of Roman buildings in Mala Proversie, are numerous pre-Romanesque churches, among which is a church. of St. John.