Croatian Lighthouses

The Croatian coast is truly amazing. On my sailing trip, I decided to check out Croatian lighthouses and found out many interesting stories behind these beautiful old buildings.

You can charter a yacht in Croatia and sail to all of them!

Croatian Lighthouses


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The oldest and northernmost lighthouse in the Adriatic. It was built by count Meternich for a woman he fell in love with. The two of them never lived together there because she died on the day the lighthouse was finished.


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This lonely island is home to endemic species of birds. The lighthouse is perched on top of a 100 m high cliff. On the northern side of the island is a seawater lake that can be reached through an underwater cave.


Situated south of Istria, the largest peninsula in Croatia. The lighthouse takes up most of the tiny islet of Porer and is a spectacular sight. Visiting this islet represents an adventure because the currents and the wind are very strong.

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Veli Rat

A lighthouse with a hospitable location on Dugi otok island. According to a story, its walls are made with thousands of egg-whites to increase resistance to wind and sea. One of the most desirable lighthouses among the Croatian lighthouse keepers.

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Located on Kornati islands, this lighthouse offers the most spectacular view. Kornati are the densest archipelago in the Mediterranean and are recognizable by their naked and otherworldly appearance. Tajer’s visitors can enjoy this stunning, calm and slightly eerie atmosphere.


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Situated in the Murter archipelago, on an islet that looks like the turtle shell. Wild rabbits can be found on the island. The sea here is warmer then in the rest of the Adriatic, so you can swim here until November.


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Situated on a striking 70 m cliff on Lastovo island. A giant lobster weighing 18 kg was once pulled out of the waters below the lighthouse, as was a coral weighing 45 kg, the largest ever pulled out of the Adriatic. Who knows what you will find in the waters around the island!

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After a Venetian dodge narrowly escaped crashing his boat on St John rock, he made a vow to light a candle to the saint. However, he forgot about it, so the next time his ship was around St John, a storm threw it into the islet’s rocks. The ship got lost.

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The most distant Croatian territory. The best destination in the Adriatic if you want to escape the civilisation. Once, it was even visited by a pope. This is definitely one of the most interesting Croatian lighthouses that you must visit.

About Alex

My name is Aleksandar and I am in love with travel and sailing. I have the regular office job but I use every free moment I have to travel and see new places. I've met a lot of interesting people on my travels and sailing so I've started writing about all those amazing places and would love to share it with others.

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