PALAGRUŽA, 42 ° 23 'N and 16 ° 15' E, a group of islets and reefs south of NM 42 Komiza. Situated in the middle of the Adriatic Sea, consisting of the island of Vela Palagruža which is 1400 m long, 300m wide and 90 m high, Palagruža Small islands, North and South Kamika, and a little farther Galijula which is the southernmost point of Croatian. According to its geological characteristics, is different from the other islands of the archipelago, with a peculiar representatives of flora and fauna. The most striking is her plant milkweed (Fam. Euphorbiaceae), which covers a large area and which Palagruža poslijeljetnim months the whole island turns in a wonderful colorful world (with the first plant begins to flourish humid days, while in summer, completely without leaves, waiting for the first seminal deceptive drops water). This is somewhat softened by a patchwork of austere appearance of the island on all sides by beating the winds and the sea (calm days are very rare).

Palagruža has two bays, two beaches - Velo third bay to the south and the old train on the northwest side, which make it somewhat more accessible and safe for ships. Once upon a time, ships have pulled in the third bay, it was time gajeta falkusa fishing, a boat which sails to / for happier days, when there was wind from the west to be filled / and paddles ranged from Komiža najribarskijeg of the Adriatic. Ranged falkusa beauty, the regattas, the sound of cannon from the castle in the harbor. The fastest and won the best position - to catch the mail ... and paddled up without ceasing, and to fifteen sati.Treba add anything here, except just a little effort of imagination to imagine the former life - Eval, dear, brave milking!

Because of its location Palagruža during the time it was inhabited, as evidenced by the numerous remains of what they can not find at other sites in Croatia. Vela Palagruža law is a "treat" for archaeologists who have uncovered thanks to the secrets that have become testimonials about the connection between the culture of antiquity, their mutual influence and importance for the life of one, but our time. Palagruža was visited at the time of the earliest agricultural communities (6 that ranged from southern Italy to our region.

From the sixth dates and over 40,000 pieces of Greek pottery, and found the jewelry, cash and bone objects. These cases are before the covenant, but useful application, which demonstrates Palagruža which, along with several other locations along the Adriatic, a shrine Diomedic cult. Sailors on the island-an important landmark and shelter on their way between the Adriatic east and west (and vice versa), leaving their gifts vows to sail was happier. And why Diomedes shrine? Precisely because of the fragments that were on it had graffiti carved with votive inscriptions, among which were those with the name of Diomedes, the famous Greek hero of the Trojan War, but also because of the record, albeit in fragments, who spoke about his stay and death.

Palagruza the lighthouse, the largest on the Adriatic coast, was built back in 1875, work was driven master-Marinković Mestrazane, Komiza. And the Pope was on this peculiar island, in the spring 1177th Pope Alexander III was the center of Vieste, on the Italian coast, on the road to Zadar and Venice and stopped in Palagruža where it pogostili Komisa fishermen, after which he visited Komiža before he went on. Because of its endemic species, archeological findings and the importance of this road in the heart of the Adriatic archipelago Palgruže declared a monument of culture and nature. This is just the story of the islands began in the open sea, which are each for himself, engaging the world worth getting to know - and admiration. The story is this that everyone will draw and keep to their own experience, which arose out of touch with these exceptional witnesses of time. We must not forget the fact how we ourselves are important in the creation and survival of life on them.

Embark, sail, touch, learn!