Tag: Croatian islands
In the old and beautiful village Komiža on Vis island, Croatia, there is a special way of celebrating the day of St. Nicholas. Each year, the local youngsters burn the boat as part of the celebration.
Here is a story about everything but ordinary regatta that takes place between the Croatian islands of Dugi Otok, Ugljan and Pašman – Gladuša. The special thing about this small but interesting regatta is that there are live concerts and parties the night before the race. It is also a very traditional regatta so you won’t miss the traditional march Tovareća mužika or Donkey’s music.
Sailing can give you many opportunities to meet new people. This is a story about one odd encounter with a very interesting and uncommon person.
NAS Sailing Center is an organization that offers you something completely different from standard yacht charter and sailing schools. With them, you can learn a lot about not only modern sailing but also traditional sailing, history and ecology.
Life at sea is not always nice and easy and neither is life at the lighthouse. It can often be very hard and solitary with the lack of company. I recommend you not to read this post if you don’t like scary and tragic stories.
In preseason, not all clubs and cocktail bars are open on the coast. That, however, does not mean that you cannot have an exciting nightlife experience. Take a look at this interesting story about a night out that happened to our skipper and his guests.
Lighthouses are fascinating places, not just because of their function, but also because of their solitude. Living in a lighthouse may seem as an interesting feat, but it is not always quiet, relaxing and simple. Here is a story about a child who got ill on a lighthouse, and who could not be helped by the public services because of a terrible storm.
When people visit islands on their sailing trips, they oftentimes just stick to the coast and the nearby restaurants. That is a shame because island interiors can hide just as spectacular secrets as the coast. One of the great ways to discover entire islands is by bike. Read our skipper’s suggestion on what to see withing some of the Croatian islands!
Some distant and unpopulated Croatian islands are home to big lighthouses, which have their own keepers. Sometimes, an unpredictable situation may occur, and the keepers and their families need urgent medical assistance. In that case, call a helicopter!
First data on lighthouses in the east Adriatic dates to the 3rd millennium B.C. Those buildings were stone made constructions on the top of hills above natural ports. Ancient people used to burn bonfires there and call it ‘the lighthouse’.