"Savar" Dugi Otok Off The Beaten Path Tip by picek

Dugi Otok Off The Beaten Path: 8 reviews and 16 photos

  at the tip of islet
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  • at the tip of islet - Dugi Otok
      at the tip of islet
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  • ringing bells at shirne - Dugi Otok
      ringing bells at shirne
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Once there was an islet, now there's connection between it and the land, guarded by one of the oldest churches on Dugi otok, St. Pelegrin, whose first sections (presbitery) were built already sometime at 7th or 9th century. Behind it, on a former island, there's cemetery and a quiet forest with pines, which altogether contribute to misteriousness of a place, within sublime atmosphere: one can evoke the times of ancient days when wild spirits of the sea and wind were roaming freely and then apparently shrines were built for man who seeked protection from the above. There was once also a modest monastery in Savar whom was dedicated to St. Anthony, nowsadays no longer standing.

Today, Savar people live of tourism and fishing, and there are few appartments to rent here. It's all very quiet with steep rocky shore and little traffic and the largest part of village stretches on higher elevation above the sea. I don't remember seeing any restaurant nor small shop, and it felt deserted when we visited in September. While there's stunning scenery around the shore, here is the place for quiet contemplation with nature.

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  • Updated Nov 26, 2011
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