Part of the Marine Park of Gargano ZONE, which means that it can go only with the authorization of the National Park of Gargano. The island has a flat structure is: 700 meters long and 250 wide, with a height of 15 meters. sea level to an area of about 11 acres of rocky ground due to drying and flaking of limestone blocks that compose it.
The island is completely uninhabited, devoid of large trees and without the characteristic Mediterranean islands such as tremble and the Gargano promontory. It is reached by private boat or from the tremors that Peschici, the island is left only see up close. In the days of rough sea is covered by the huge waves that cross it from north to south.
The high coast to the north has the most beautiful and ii waters deeper. The south coast falls rather slowly to the sea, creating a shallow useful to the landing of small boats. This side is dotted with small shoals that make it dangerous to shipping and are often distracted because of sinking ship and whose remains are still visible slapped and abused by the sirocco.
To the east of the island Punta Levante rather large, there is the Cove north of the cave, with an underwater grotto that opens from shallow water to penetrate quickly into the bowels of the island and occasionally occupied by a grouper and a few graduate Lobster large size. Follows the Cala di Tramontana, just over the lighthouse with its lantern tower and the self-igniting at the foot of the remains of old warehouses aligned.
Isle of pelagic or Palagruza: Island Pelagosa visible from Peschici which is less than 30miglia marine was Italian from 1920 to 1945, after the Treaty of Osimo is finally passed under the autonomy ex-Yugoslav Croatia today. For those who can be easily reached by boat Peschici, located on the island of Pelagosa Palagruza lighthouse was built in 1875 on the island is in the middle of the Adriatic coast between the Italian and Croatian coast, 68 NM south of Split and 26 NM south of the island of Lastovo. This is the most remote Adriatic island of exceptional beauty and rich past.
The island is 1400 m long, 300 wide and 90 m high, and is covered with vegetation mediterranea.Per Palagruza move on, there are two pathways, including one leading to Stara Vlak, a pebble bay on the north of the island, while the other leads to Veli Zal, that is, "Southern Gold", one of the most beautiful beaches on the Adriatic, which is located on the southern coast of Velika Palagruza. All is two beaches are gravel and are suitable for small children due to shallow waters and fine gravel.
Considering the fact that Palagruza is on the open sea, it is very important to keep the transfer time, because, even on hot summer days, access to the island can be difficult due to waves that develop on the sea open. Please buy the food in advance, to be able to start on time agreed. For the distance from civilization, there is not any possibility of supply.
We advise you to buy all the food needed in the shops of Fish, DO NOT FORGET THE PASSPORT, before the transfer. Is there a possibility to reach agreement with the guardians on the preparation of meals for guests, including supply of fresh fish that fish themselves or buy it from other fishermen. According to church records note that on 9. March 1177, on Ash Wednesday, Pope Alexander III visited `Palagruza. Traveling with his fleet of ten galleys, he was impressed by the beauty of the archipelago, and had a desire to stop.
Dinner was served to the Pope on a small plateau of Palagruza Mala, which has since been called the Field of the Pope finished his stay on Palagruza continuous fleet is its navigation to Vis, and then in the direction of Zadar and Venice. If you want to find some other interesting fact about Palagruza mysterious read. MILLENNIUM MAGIC OF PALAGRUZA; 6 Still one thousand years BC steps have interrupted the silence human primordial Palagruza. Since then the man has not ceased to visit this island alone, that the magnetic force of its beauty and tranquility, attracted various civilizations, facilitating the transition between the Adriatic coast.
The archaeological sites from the Neolithic period and later, testify to the importance of Palagruza. The special interest has raised the discovery of valuable pieces of pottery that was worked in Athens from the late sixth century BC To the question of how this pottery has arrived on this small island surrounded by sea, the archeologists found the answer in the legend of Diomedes. The island of Diomede, New archaeological discoveries show that this island on Palagruza had won the heart greek hero Diomedes, the most famous greek warrior, along with Odysseus, who survived the Trojan War.
After the battle of Troy, Diomedes, he went to the Adriatic where he fought with the Illyrians. Expected to be buried on their Palagruza. The legend says that Zeus, after which the warriors have been killed by the Illyrians of Diomede, has transformed their souls into birds that still protect the tomb of the hero of Troy. IL PIU 'GRANDE LIGHTHOUSE ADRIATIC; Palagruza The lighthouse, built in 1875., Is the largest among all the lighthouses on the Adriatic. The lighthouse, where he lived also his guardian, has two apartments each of which is for four people. The foundation of the building was constructed of stone Palagruza.
Since this is a very massive and very hard stone, the rest of the building was constructed of a lighter stone, stone of Brac. Henry Epoulite, Paris, built in 1873, the lantern, which still works today. Inside the building you can also visit a small archeological collection. The top one 'full of fish in the entire Adriatic, the sea surrounding this island is the richest area of fish in the Adriatic. Until the twentieth century has continued the tradition of organizing regattas, all day, from Komiza, a small fishing village on the island of Vis to Palagruza. "Falkusa" authentic fishing boats, which for centuries in the same way we build on the island of Vis, sailed in these races. In the period of fishing for lobster and sardine around Palagruza any were up to 500 boats!
THE SECRETS OF SUBMARINE FUND; Palagruza The seabed is a real paradise for divers. Here are some of the habitat of fish species that are difficult to find in other parts of the Adriatic, like moray eels, which have their nests out of the caves, or rock minghiali, groups of more than 20 young lobsters that were hidden in holes in rocks , big redfish that blacks are on the bottom, and also the entire herds of figs, which often also called the "Adriatic barracuda" ... The bottom is mostly flat and rocky, although there are parts with sand. The water is clear and visibility is excellent, especially in the morning. The island - Galijula of rock that is at a distance of 3 nautical miles south of Palagruza, hides the secret of so-called Papak that the divers will discover with great pleasure - the carcass of a steamer. Same place also sank a medieval galley.
NATURE RESERVE; The entire island is a nature reserve with numerous plant species (220) and animal (120) among which many are endemic. Caper bushes grow everywhere with beautiful flowers, but the trails can also be found oleander and wormwood. The bushes of Euphorbia (Euphorbia dendroides) are predominant on the island. In the period from autumn to spring are very lush and beautiful though they are dangerous and is not recommended to touch them.