Wednesday, August 19, 2015

CROATIA ~ Nature Reserve -Lokrum Island ~

Lots of wonderful views on this great panoramic postcard... Thanks a lot Jobbo!!
Photo: Ju Reservat Lokrum i Katija Dolina,Dr sc.
The island covers 72 hectares and is located on the eastern Croatian coast in the Adriatic Sea, near the city of Dubrovnik. About 15 minutes is needed to get there by taxi-boat which runs from the old city harbour. No hotels have been built on the land and the destination is for day-trippers only.

Lokrum is a Nature and a Special Forest Vegetation Reserve under the protection of UNESCO. Except with the rich forest vegetation, this little island is adorned with a botanical garden filled with exotic plants, eucalyptus, cacti and similar species, as well as with the remains of the 12th century basilica, a 15th century convent and a 19th century summer mansion of Maximilian of Habsburg, with gardens and parks.


Euromed - Boats of the Mediterranean
(Issued 09-07-2015)

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