Palagruža is a small, remote uninhabited Croatian archipelago in the center of the Adriatic Sea.
The small Croatian archipelago which is the whole a nature reserve consists of the main island of Velika Palagruža, the smaller Mala Palagruza and about two dozen nearby rocks and reefs. It is the southernmost point of Croatia and its least accessible part, which can only be reached by boat in two to three hours from the Croatian island of Korcula.
The two islands are inhabited only by the lighthouse staff present at Velika Palagruža. There is nothing there in terms of commerce or accommodation, during summer months, tourists visit the islands by charter boats starting from the island of Korčula ,nevertheless Palagruža offers a unique experience.
Access : Coordinates: 42.392863, 16.258828 /
- Palagruža consisting of a main island Velika Palagruža (the “big”) and another called Mala Palagruža (the “small”) surrounded by a dozen islets including Galijula which is the southernmost point of Croatian territory.
- Rota Palagruzona : Palagruža is known for having been the terminus of the traditional sailing regatta, called Rotta Pelagosana or Pelagosina , of the typical Adriatic fishing boats, the Dalmatian Gaete, which dozens set off every year from Comisa on the island of Lissa and once they reached Velika Palagruža they organized long fishing trips.
- Top sights in Palagruža : The main island is Vela Palagruža with the “Palagruža” lighthouse / To the west of Vela Palagruža are the rocks of Volić and the hill of Pupak / Along the southern shore of Vela Palagruža are Sika od Žal and Sika od Konfin / The gorge island of Mala Palagruža / The larger gorge Kamik of Tramuntana and the smaller Umpak of Levant / The steep Kamik of Oštra. / The Gaća rock / Mala Palagruža is the only accessible cove with the Medvidina cove on the east coast, at Vela Palagruža.
Go next : Cazza , a Croatian island in southern Dalmatia, which is part of the Lagosta archipelago. / The nearest inhabited island is Lastovo.