There are over 1000 islands scattered in the Adriatic coastline that surrounds Croatia, no wonder this country is a mecca for sailors and explorers. The crystal clear Adriatic waters are not always as calm as this;
Just three days ago we had a little bit of wild weather –
Not surprisingly the Croatian coastline hosts numerous lighthouses – (The Croatian word for a lighthouse is svjetionik), I have always been fascinated by lighthouses and the lighthouse keepers role in maritime safety.
Lighthouses are the most important aids to navigation which enable a safe day and night navigation through determined sea regions. They are built at the most prominent or distant points of the Croatian territorial sea.
They consist in stone buildings with prominent light towers. They usually have main and stand-by light. The range of the main light is 30 NM. Some lighthouses are equipped with racons and/or fog detectors and fog sirens.
I took this photo last week when ‘the boys’ were fishing on the small headland past Lumbarda, a small brick lighthouse on this rocky outcrop helps safely guide boats on their journey through the waters surrounding Korcula.
For those of you looking for a unique accommodation experience here is a link to one of the many sites that have information about renting a lighthouse in Croatia. We have just added this to our list of holidays we want to take in Croatia… will let you all know when we are lucky enough to get this opportunity.
Have any of you stayed in a lighthouse? Would love to hear about your experiences.