STARIGRAD - PAKLENICA
Starigrad - Paklenica (Zadar)
Starigrad is a small village on the shore of Velebit Channel, located near the national park Paklenica, 45km south of Karlobag. The place is mentioned for the first time in Roman times, placed on the foundations of the ancient city of Argyruntum, and today is the center of the Paklenica Riviera, a part of the coast of 20 km long which touches the mountains and the sea, so Starigrad is interesting for swimmers and mountaineers alike.
Starigrad Paklenica has been inhabited since Roman times but was abandoned in the 16th century due to Turkish invasion and was again formed in the 17th century. Nearby is the pre-Romanesque St. Peter's Church and the ruins of the Old Towers, probably built in the Turkish era. During recent excavations of the Roman necropolis, more than 100 graves, preserved and beautiful different glass objects were found. In the nearby cove Rovanjska is the old Croatian St. George's church.