Skrivena Luka

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Skrivena Luka

Portorus
Struga Lighthouse
Struga Lighthouse
Skrivena Luka is located in Croatia
Skrivena Luka
Skrivena Luka
Location of Skrivena Luka within Croatia
Coordinates: 42°44′13″N 16°53′10″E / 42.73694°N 16.88611°E / 42.73694; 16.88611Coordinates: 42°44′13″N 16°53′10″E / 42.73694°N 16.88611°E / 42.73694; 16.88611
CountryCroatia
CountyDubrovnik-Neretva County
MunicipalityLastovo
Population
 • Total33
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
20290 Lastovo

Skrivena Luka (literally "Hidden Harbor" in Croatian), known by locals as Portorus, is a small village in Croatia. It is located on the southern shore of the island of Lastovo and belongs to the eponymous municipality within Dubrovnik-Neretva County in the south of the country.

Skrivena Luka

The Struga Lighthouse was built in 1839 at the mouth of Skrivena Luka Bay. It is one of the oldest lighthouses in Croatia, located 70 metres above the sea, on the edge of a steep cliff. The light from Struga is seen 20 miles away and it warns ships that they are close to Lastovo.

Within the bay it is possible to see Gorgonia coral and peregrine falcons.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Population by Age and Sex, by Settlements, 2011 Census: Skrivena Luka". Census of Population, Households and Dwellings 2011. Zagreb: Croatian Bureau of Statistics. December 2012.