In the middle of the southern side of the island of Lastovo, at the entrance to the bay of Skrivena Luka lies the Cape of Struga where the lighthouse of the same name was built in 1839.
The lighthouse lies at the height of 70 m, at the very edge of a steep cliff that offers a splendid view of the open sea. The total capacity is 14 persons divided in four apartments for 2-5 persons. It is heated and open all year long.
1/2+1/3+1/4+1/5 apartments; with the keeper
Apartment A4 * * *
cca 49 m2, two double rooms (12 i 15 m2), kitchen (16 m2), shower-wc (5 m2).
Swimming area with deep waters that belongs to the lighthouse can be found at the bottom of the lighthouse driveway and is surrounded by pine trees. You can also go swimming on splendid rocky beaches in some of the numerous secluded bays where waters are relatively shallow. The beaches are suitable for children.
The island of Lastovo can be reached by ferry or catamaran from Split. Boats arrive in the port of Ubli, some 20 km from the lighthouse. The ferry trip takes about 4 hours and 45 minutes, while the catamaran trip takes an hour less. There is a gravel road leading to the lighthouse.
If you are traveling without car, transfer to the lighthouse can be arranged with the lighthouse keeper at. It is also possible to get a transfer directly from Split airport to the lighthouse per request.
Several food stores are situated in Lastovo (10 km away). If you are traveling without car, the lighthouse keeper can purchase provisions if necessary. There are several restaurants on the island.
An unbelievable, yet true story is about a giant lobster. The giant lobster weighted just under eighteen kilograms and was caught in a fishing net at the end of the nineteenth century. The fishermen sent it to the Austro-Hungarian Emperor Franz Joseph, who thanked them by sending them a large trunk of coffee and sugar. In the 1950s, coral divers pulled out a coral weighing 45 kilograms at the same location by using a special device. According to records, this is the largest coral tree that has ever been pulled out of the Adriatic. Magnificent views and easy access to the sea through the pine woods on the northern side of the lighthouse make Struga a very popular tourist destination.
Three generations of the Kvinta family have been living on the island as lighthouse keepers. In the past, their only preoccupation was to take care of the lighthouse, while nowadays they also take care of guests who stay in the lighthouse.
Local tax is not included, min. stay is 3 days.
Check in: 13.00.h – 20.00.h
Check out: till 09.30.h
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Island of Lastovo and it’s Archipelago became the Croatian Nature park “Lastovsko Otocje” in 2006. The Lastovo Archipelago is the eleventh nature park in Croatia.
With its 46 small islands, 46 churches and chapels, 46 vineyards, cliffs and reefs. Lastovo is amazing island for lovers of nature, for people who prefer sailing, who like a good food and wine.
This area is one of the most preserved marine areas in the Adriatic. Due to its values and characteristics it represents “a vast natural and partly cultivated area of land and the sea showing ecological features of national and importance, as well as pronounced landscape, cultural, historical, educational, tourist and recreational values.
After fifty years, Lastovo is open to tourists again. In addition to the beauty of its unspoiled nature, the island is famous for its carnival in which all the island residents participate by wearing beautiful folk costumes.
Special tourist attractions of the island are the famous Lastovo chimneys that were once status symbols of old Lastovo families.
Lastovo is well connected by ferries from Split, Dubrovnik, Mljet and Korcula.
The protection provided is intended to preserve the inherited landscape and cultural values and biological and landscape diversity including the appertaining sea and the submarine area.
The lighthouse is found at the coordinates 42°43′27″N (North) and 16°53′05″E (East), Adriatic sea, Croatia.
Sports & natureDue to its values and characteristics it represents “a vast natural and partly cultivated area of land and the sea showing ecological features of national and importance, as well as pronounced landscape, cultural, historical, educational, tourist and recreational values.
Nightlife infoLastovo is well connected by ferries from Split, Dubrovnik, Mljet and Korcula.
Culture and history infoSpecial tourist attractions of the island are the famous Lastovo chimneys that were once status symbols of old Lastovo families.