SPECTACULAR LOCATIONS THROUGH THE CROATIAN COAST
Croatia is a country of 1000 islands and, we would dare to say, at least twice as many wonderful places worth visiting. And while some places on our coast are world-famous, there are also those that only residents know about. For you to feel like a real local during your vacation in Croatia, we bring you three locations that are among the pearls of the Croatian coast.
SKRIVENA LUKA BAY – THE ISLAND OF LASTOVO
Lastovo is one of the most interesting Croatian islands. It is located south of the island of Korčula and has about 1,300 inhabitants. However, in addition to being distinguished by its geographical position and being among the most isolated islands in Croatia, Lastovo is also an island of numerous coves, beaches, lush greenery, and an island of vineyards, and olive groves. Since the sea around Lastovo is extremely rich in fish, the majority of the population is engaged in fishing. But on Lastovo, the romantic Skrivena Luka stands out in particular – it is one of the most beautiful and largest bays on the island. Its name in Croatian means “Hidden Port” and it is located on the southern side of Lastovo - its uniqueness is that, as the name suggests, is hidden from view from the open sea. The Struga lighthouse gives this cove an additional cinematic atmosphere. It has been located at the sea entrance to the harbor since 1839. It is located on the very edge of a cliff, 90 meters above sea level, in a place with a wonderful view of the open sea. Skrivena Luka Bay is a location that you must put on your list of places to visit.
BIŠEVO CAVE – THE ISLAND OF BIŠEVO
Coming to the Adriatic and not visiting the Blue Cave is like going to Rome and not seeing the Pope. It is a kind of symbol of the Adriatic, and it is located in Balun Bay, on the eastern side of the island of Biševo. This picturesque islet has only 6 square kilometers, and it is only five nautical miles away from the much larger neighboring Korčula. Although it is practically possible to swim across that path, we do not recommend this feat J It is better to visit the Blue Cave as part of an organized tourist trip by boat.
If you are wondering where this name came from, the answer is very interesting, just like the cave itself. When there are no waves and the sea is completely calm, around noon, the sun's rays penetrate through the underwater opening into the cave and are reflected from the white seabed, giving the cave a magnificent blue color. The cave itself is entered through an opening and passes through a small hall that leads to a large one, in which the previously mentioned play of light takes place. It is also interesting that the cave is between 3 and 20 meters deep in some places, and its bottom is rich in underwater cracks that are an excellent lure for divers. The popularity of this place is best illustrated by the fact that the cave was visited this year by as many as 160,000 tourists, while the entire island of Biševo has only about around 10 permanent residents.
To be sure that you will be able to enjoy its magical beauty, arrange a visit to the cave at least 24 hours in advance.
STINIVA BAY – THE ISLAND OF VIS
Choosing the most beautiful beach on the Croatian coast is almost an impossible mission, but Stiniva Bay and the beach on the island of Vis are one of the favorites. It was once even declared the most beautiful beach in Europe!
Everyone who has visited this beach at least once can testify to its beauty - but what is even more enchanting is the fact that you can find a certain peace on this beach even during the biggest summer crowds. The explanation is very simple - Stiniva is hidden in a bay on the south side of the island Vis and is protected from the view from the seaside. Since there is no road leading to it, if you decide to visit this pearl, you must hike along narrow paths and through steep rocks. But don't worry - we said that from the seaside it is only protected from view, not inaccessible! Of course, you can reach Stiniva by yacht, anchor, and simply enjoy the peace and the beautiful view.
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