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DUBROVNIK AND NERETVA COUNTY: Nautica and lighthouses

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In the late 19th century, in the waters around Struga, a fisherman caught a large lobster that weighed more than 18 kg and then sent it to the Austro-Hungarian emperor, Franz Joseph I. As a sign of gratitude, the emperor sent him a crate of coffee and sugar. In 1950, at the same location where the lobster was caught, coral hunters extracted a coral weighing 45 kg, which was also allegedly the largest coral ever extracted from the Adriatic.

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Lastovo, as the largest island in the archipelago, is also home to a lighthouse, which is one of the oldest ones in the Adriatic. It is located on the southern side of the island, at the sea entrance to the Skrivena Luka bay, at Pt. Struga, whose name it shares. It has stood the test of time on the steep cliff, which offers a fantastic view of the sea, since 1839. Struga has also been made available to tourists and you can stay there, and it has easy access to the beach and to the sea that leads through a pine forest. The waters around Struga are rich in corals and gorgonians, which attract many divers. There is another smaller lighthouse in the Lastovo archipelago, Tajan, which together with the already-mentioned Glavat, Sušac, and Struga, dominates the area. During the night, the stone lights have helpers - millions of crystal stars that reign over the island. There, with your bare eye, you can also see the hazy white trail - the Milky Way, which includes a total of 219 million stars. Lastovo also has the second darkest and most beautiful starry sky in Europe, so it is also a favorite destination amongst astronomers who want to come and enjoy that magnificent view.

tip Travel magazine Croatia 024 (English edition) 09-11/2018  

Dubrovnik and Neretva County - Nautica and lighthouses: The nautical paradise in southern Croatia (Dubrovnik, Elaphites, Lopud, Sipan, Koloc...

tip Travel magazine Croatia 024 (English edition) 09-11/2018  

Dubrovnik and Neretva County - Nautica and lighthouses: The nautical paradise in southern Croatia (Dubrovnik, Elaphites, Lopud, Sipan, Koloc...