Remote Lighthouses in Adriatic
Experience an open sea adventure by
sailing to lighthouses
The lighthouses on Croatian open sea
islands are only accessible by boat. Sailing to remote islands requires more navigating skills and is a
challenge for every sailor. The best way to escape from the tourist crowds is visiting a hidden bay or a secluded
island. Even better if reaching it is an adventure and a road less traveled.
When you visit such a place you experience the view and the
atmosphere of isolation and the open sea, reserved for a small number of sailors. Or reserved only to the keeper of
Croatia boasts many lighthouses on secluded islands.
Lighthouses on Sušac and Palagruža are probably the remotest and that means the hardest to get
Sušac is an open sea island in the Adriatic, west of
Lastovo and Korčula and southeast of Vis. The 19th century lighthouse is located on the southern side of the
island. This part of Sušac is very steep, with cliffs emerging from the deep sea. You can stay overnight. There is
a berth near the lighthouse for smaller boats.
|The lighthouse on remote island of Sušac, in the Adriatic Sea,
(photo courtesy of korcula.net)
If you want to test your diving limits, the sea water lake
gives you a chance to do just that. The lake in the northern part of Sušac can be reached from the sea. You have to
dive through a cave at a depth of about 50 ft.
Small archipelago of Palagruža is located in the middle of
the Adriatic Sea. It is 23 Nm (nautical miles) away from Sušac and 40 Nm from Vis. The lighthouse on the main
island Vela Palagruža (Great Palagruža) was built in 1875.
Since Palagruža is the remotest Croatian island sailing to the lighthouse is an adventure in the open sea that requires skill and navigation
knowledge. The island is only accessible by boat and the basic information you need to start on this journey is
route plan and weather forecast. The main reasons why you shouldn't stay overnight are: rocky sea floor and
|The lighthouse on Vela Palagruža island, part of
Palagruža island archipelago, in Croatia. (photo
courtesy of wikimapia.org)
You can explore the coast when sailing around the island. There are some beautiful
bays, but the open sea waves are strong. Lighhouse is situated in the middle of Palagruža. If you climb to the top
of the island you can see the magnificent view of Adriatic coasts.
Apart from the Vela Palagruža (Great Palagruža) the
remote archipelago consists of Mala Palagruža (Little Palagruža) and about 15 rocks and reefs, with shallows in
between. Near the islet Galijula, 3 Nautical miles south of Palagruža, you can dive around the remains of a sunken
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