Traveling along the Adriatic coast, south of Senj, you come to Karlobag. Once a Roman colony built as an important traffic port it was called Vagium, Skrisia and Bigi-Bag. In 1525, the Turks completely destroyed it by burning it to the ground. Duke Charles had it rebuilt and so the city got its name. Karlobag can be reached from Gospich, via Bashke Oshtarije. It is an unavoidable tourist destination and an opportunity to take a break from a long journey. Due to its Mediterranean climate and the combination of sea and mountains, it is the best way to experience the summer heat and freshness of the Velebit hinterland, all in one day.
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