Visovac is a small island in Croatia. It is located on the Krka River at the point where it spills into the lake, in the territory of the Krka National Park.
The island was first mentioned in 1345 in a deed of gift from King Louis of Anjou, according to which the city of Rog and the island of Visovac were transferred to Prince Budislav Ugrinic. Soon after, under the protection of Croatian nobles, Augustinian monks moved to the island, who built a small church and monastery in honor of St. Paul. In 1440, Bosnian Franciscans came to the island and remained to this day, fleeing the Ottoman invasion.
The island of Visovac is a popular tourist destination, with its monastery and museum attracting large numbers of visitors from all over the world every year.
Access : Coordinates: 43.861111, 15.973333 / The island of Visovac is located upstream from Skradinski Buk, in the very middle of Visovac Lake.
- The island is reachable by boat from Stinice or boat from Remetic hamlets in the vicinity of Bristane village.
- Visovac is famous for the 17th century Franciscan monastery located on the island. The oldest surviving parts of the complex date back to the 14th century. The monastery contains a valuable collection of books, including manuscripts, works of art and other documents.
Go next : The island is located 10 minutes by car from Drniš, six kilometers from Skradin.